Greek Catholic

noun

1
: a member of an Eastern rite of the Roman Catholic Church
2
: a member of an Eastern church

Examples of Greek Catholic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually, even Ukraine’s faith acquired a Western veneer: in 1596, the Union of Brest-Litovsk created the Greek Catholic, or Uniat, Church—a compromise between Catholic Poles and Orthodox Ukrainians that acknowledged the pope but was Orthodox in ritual and allowed priests to marry. Anna Reid, Foreign Affairs, 6 Apr. 2022 Where: Saint George Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 425 16th Ave. Mary Colurso | McOlurso@al.com, al, 13 Sep. 2023 The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) had reacted with dismay at Francis' comments earlier this week. Anders Hagstrom, Fox News, 30 Aug. 2023 At the funeral service in a Greek Catholic church in central Lviv, incense filled the air. Megan Specia Brendan Hoffman, New York Times, 19 June 2023 As Russian forces approach Father Fedak’s Greek Catholic monastery, a wider ecclesiastical flight is happening in Ukraine. Alan Cullison, WSJ, 31 July 2022 Though tiny, there are many religious and ethnic communities — predominately Muslim (Sunni, Shia, Alawites), Druze, Jews, Ismailis, Christians (Maronites, Greek Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Armenian Apostolic) — all of whom have their own specialties and variations. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Feb. 2023 An ancient Greek Catholic church stored flak vests in a room off the entryway and boxes of boots in a loft next to the defunct organ. George Packer, The Atlantic, 6 Sep. 2022 As the Soviet Union crumbled, residents established a Greek Catholic Church that later expanded into a monastery. Alan Cullison, WSJ, 31 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Greek Catholic was in 1837

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“Greek Catholic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Greek%20Catholic. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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