The Greek Byzantine Catholic Church (Greek: Ελληνική Βυζαντινή Καθολική Εκκλησία, Ellinikí Vizantiní Katholikí Ekklisía; Latin: Byzantinum Ecclesia Catholico Graeciae) or the Greek Catholic Church is a sui iuris Eastern Catholic particular church of the Catholic Church that uses the Byzantine liturgical rite in Koine Greek and Modern Greek.
e The Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church, also known in the United States as the Byzantine Catholic Church, is an Eastern Catholic church that uses the Byzantine Rite for its liturgies, laws, and cultural identity. It is one of the 23 Eastern Catholic churches that are in full communion with the Holy See.
The Eastern Catholic Churches or Oriental Catholic Churches, also called the Eastern-rite Catholic Churches, Eastern Rite Catholicism, or simply the Eastern Churches and in some historical cases referred to as Uniates, are twenty-three Eastern Christian sui iuris (autonomous) particular churches of the Catholic Church, in full communion with the pope in Rome.
The last Greek Catholic congregation of any size, the Arabic-speaking Melkite Greek Catholic Church (approx. 1.5 million), predominantly resident in Syria and with a large diaspora, is descended from a split within the far more numerous Eastern Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch (approx. 4.3 million), when in 1729 a claimant to the Antiochene See ...
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The Russian Greek Catholic Church (Russian: Российская греко-католическая церковь, Rossiyskaya greko-katolicheskaya tserkov), Russian Byzantine Catholic Church or simply Russian Catholic Church, is a sui iuris Byzantine Rite Eastern Catholic jurisdiction of the worldwide Catholic Church.
The Greek Byzantine Catholic Church (Greek: Ελληνόρρυθμη Καθολική Εκκλησία, Ellinórrythmi Katholikí Ekklisía) is a sui iuris Eastern Catholic particular church of the Catholic Church that uses the Byzantine liturgical rite in Koine Greek and Modern Greek.
Orthodox Catholic Church Saint George's Cathedral Type Eastern Christian Scripture Septuagint, New Testament Theology Eastern Orthodox theology Polity Episcopal Structure Communion Primus inter pares Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I Language Koine Greek, Church Slavonic, vernacular Liturgy Byzantine and Western Founder Jesus Christ according to holy tradition Origin 1st century Judea, Roman ...
The Catholic Church in Greece is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome.Indigenous Roman Catholic Greeks number about 50,000-70,000 and are a religious and not an ethnic minority.
There is a separate jurisdiction for those of the Byzantine Rite (see Russian Greek Catholic Church), called the Apostolic Exarchate of Russia, but it has very few followers. There has been no Exarch since 1951 but in 2004 Latin Bishop Joseph Werth was appointed Ordinary for Byzantine Catholics in Russia.