the Orthodox Church


: a branch of the Christian church that has members mainly in the area from eastern Europe to eastern Africa
the Russian/Greek/Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Examples of the Orthodox Church in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Ukraine, Navalny’s grandmother took him in secret to be baptized in the Orthodox Church. David M. Herszenhorn, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2023 More than 400 Palestinian Christians and Muslims were taking shelter in the 2,000-year-old church and nearby campus buildings at the time of the strike, said a spokesman for the Orthodox Church. By fatima Abdulkarim, WSJ, 21 Oct. 2023 In Ukraine, the Orthodox Church has an independent national arm, which formally gained canonical status from the Eastern Orthodox Church in 2018, and an arm, to which Mr. Solkan belongs, that is tied to the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow. Yurii Shyvala, New York Times, 3 Aug. 2023 Unlike Roman Catholics who use the Gregorian calendar, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine previously celebrated holidays under the Julian calendar with the Russian Orthodox Church, which celebrates Christmas on January 7. Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY, 29 July 2023 In 2019 the Orthodox Church of Ukraine split from its Russian counterpart. Matt Bradley, NBC News, 16 Apr. 2023 Ukraine has long alleged that the local branch of the Orthodox Church has ties to Moscow, but the escalation with Pavlo was a display of how religious tensions have been exacerbated by the war. Emily Rauhala, Washington Post, 3 Apr. 2023 In the last year, U.S.-Russian rivalries have played out in that country through the division between factions of the Orthodox Church. Victor Gaetan, Foreign Affairs, 5 Sep. 2019 The move by Ukraine to detain a prominent cleric showed the extent to which the war has exacerbated religious tensions and deepened rifts within the Orthodox Church. Serhii Korolchuk, Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2023 See More

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“The Orthodox Church.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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