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  1. D.C. Area Worship - Catholic University of America area worship...

    4250 Harewood Road, NE Washington, DC 20017 202-526-3737 Sunday Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. (English) 11:30 a.m. (Ukrainian) The Ukrainian Catholic Church is one of the Eastern Catholic Churches that follows the Byzantine-Constantinopolitan liturgical tradition and is in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.

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  2. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

    The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is a large Catholic minor basilica and national shrine located in Washington, D.C., United States, on 400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017, near the Catholic University of America.

  3. UPDATE: Canon Law Research Guide - GlobaLex
    • Introduction
    • Catholic Church
    • Catholic Church-Roman (Latin) Rite
    • Catholic Church – Eastern Rites
    • Orthodox Churches
    • Anglican Churches
    • Lutheran Churches
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

    This is a legal research guide to Canon Law in the Catholic Church (both Roman and Eastern Rites), the Orthodox Churches,the Anglican Churches, the Lutheran Churches, and the Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-day Saints (L.D.S. or Mormons). Why should American legal scholars and practitioners careabout religious law? Canon law has affected the development of common law inareas such as marriage and inheritance. In addition, religious law may induceadministrative behavior that must be explained at some point during litigationor as part of a transaction (e.g., a sale or purchase of real estate). Forexample, New York currently has a secular divorce law originally designed toaddress an issue in Orthodox Jewish law. "Canon" comes from the Greek word kanon ,meaning "reed, rod, or ruler." Americanattorneys are familiar with such usage as "legal ethics canons." TheLatin regula (rule or model) is another way of expressing a canon, as in"rules of legal ethics." However, the word "law" is nomos i...


    The Catholic Church, with its headquarters in the VaticanCity State in Rome, Italy, has the most developed system of canon law. Thefoundations of the Catholic system are the Holy Bible (both Old and NewTestaments), the teachings of the Apostles and the Church's " ordinary magisterium ," and custom. Roman law greatly influenced the development of Catholiccanon law. The Catholic Church's administrative governing system is based onthe old territorial apparatus of the Roman Empire, with districts...

    Online Resources

    1. Vatican (The Holy See) - Click on the "Resource Library" medallion or use the site map to find Code of Canon Law and cross-referenced volumes such as an English-language Catholic Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Vatican website's Code of Canon Law is unannotated. 2. Roman Curia (including the Roman Rota ) 3. Adoremus: Society for the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy: Church Documents on the Liturgy (Canon Law-oriented and discipline-oriented) 4. Catholic Encyclopedia (1917...

    Scripture,Catechisms, and Church Documents

    Anglicanorum Coetibus (Apostolic Constitution of PopeBenedict XVI providing for personal ordinariates for Anglicans entering intofull communion with the Catholic Church Catechism of the Catholic Church . Washington, D.C.: UnitedStates Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2000. Catholic Bible: New American Bible, Including the RevisedPsalms and the Revised New Testament . New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church . Washington, D.C.: UnitedStates Con...


    New Catholic Encyclopedia [Still under copyright; notavailable online]. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1967.

    Online Resources

    Thefollowing Eastern Catholic web pages are good for history, doctrine, andpractices. Sometimes there are links for "canons," "canonlaw," or "tribunal." Any of these may provide some informationon canonical practices. 1. Byzantine Catholic Metropolia of Pittsburgh 2. Maronite Catholic Eparchy of St. Maron in Brooklyn, U.S.A. 3. Melkite Catholic Eparchy of Newton, U.S.A. (URL: 4. Romanian Catholic Eparchy of St. George in Canton, U.S.A. 5. Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of...

    Scripture, Catechisms, and ChurchDocuments

    ByzantineDaily Worship [includesDivine Liturgies of St. John Chrysostom, St. Basil and St. Gregory]. Allendale, New Jersey: Alleluia Press, 1989. Catechismof the Catholic Church . Washington, D.C.: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,2000. CatholicBible: New American Bible, Including the Revised Psalms and the Revised NewTestament . NewYork: Oxford University Press, 1995. Compendiumof the Catechism of the Catholic Church . Washington, D.C.: United States Conference of CatholicBishops...


    NewCatholic Encyclopedia [Still under copyright; not available online]. New York: McGraw-Hill,1967.


    TheOrthodox Churches are those churches with Apostolic Succession (bishops able totrace their ordaining bishops back to the Apostles) not recognizing theuniversal papal primacy. Instead, these churches recognize the EcumenicalPatriarch of Constantinople (now Istanbul) as being the primus inter pares among Orthodox bishops. TheOrthodox Churches consider themselves autocephalous. Becauseof their adherence to autocephaly, the Orthodox Churches don't have a codifiedcanon law. However, many of the...

    Online Resources

    Websiteswith specific mention of canon law: 1. Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America 2. Orthodox Church in America 3. EWTN has good documentation on the Council in Trullo 4. Official Website of the Ecumenical Patriarch 5. Keston Institute Website - The Keston Institute (United Kingdom) monitored religion/state relations in communist countries. The Keston Institute continues this mission now that many of these lands are post-communist. This website may be helpful for citations to article...

    Scripture, Catechisms, and ChurchDocuments

    Carlton,Clark. The Faith: Understanding Orthodox Christianity; An OrthodoxCatechism. Salisbury, Massachusetts: Regina Orthodox Press, 1997. OrthodoxStudy Bible: New Testament and Psalms . Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1993. Percival,Henry R., ed. The Seven Ecumenical Councils of the Undivided Church: TheirCanons and Dogmatic Decress, Together With the Canons of All the Local SynodsWhich Have Received Ecumenical Acceptance . Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publish...


    Theestablishment of the Church of England as an entity separate from the CatholicChurch occurred gradually during the reign of Henry VIII of England (reigned1509-1547), and was completed during the reign of Elizabeth I (reigned 1558-1603). TheChurch of England has spawned Anglican churches worldwide. All of them operatewith some form of ecclesiastical law. The Church of England, as an establishedchurch (i.e., state-sanctioned church), continues to have some matters beconsidered state ecclesia...

    Online Resources

    1. Principles of Canon Law Common to the Churches of the Anglican Communion 2. Anglican Communion Official Website 3. Church of England Canons Webpage 4. Church of England 5. Episcopal Church of the United States

    Scripture, Catechisms, and ChurchDocuments

    1928Book of Common Prayer . New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Bookof Common Prayer [1979edition]. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1983. Heflin,Charles C., and Cynthia L. Shattuck. The Oxford Guide to the Book of CommonPrayer: A Worldwide Survey . New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. HolyBible With the Apocrypha: Revised Standard Version . New York: Oxford UniversityPress, 2002.


    In 1517the German Augustinian monk Martin Luther drew up a set of "Ninety-fiveTheses," points of criticism of the Catholic Church, and nailed them tothe door of the collegiate church in Wittenberg in the Holy Roman Empire, thusstarting in motion the chain of events known as the Protestant Reformation. Luther's translationof the Bible into German, and his formulation of doctrine together withsympathetic theologians, laid the foundation for the Lutheran churches. Inaddition, Luther and his eccl...

    Online Resources

    1. Lutheran World Federation 2. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 3. Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 4. Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod 5. Church of Denmark (Lutheran) 6. Church of Iceland (Lutheran) 7. Church of Finland (Lutheran) 8. Church of Norway (Lutheran) 9. Church of Sweden (Lutheran)

    Scripture, Catechisms, and ChurchDocuments

    HolyBible With the Apocrypha: Revised Standard Version . New York: Oxford UniversityPress, 2002. Janzow,F. Samuel, ed. Getting Into Luther's Large Catechism: A Guide for PopularStudy . St. Louis, Missouri: Concordia Pub. House, 1978. Kolb,Robert, and James Arne Nestingen. Sources and Contexts of the Book ofConcord . Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fortress Press, 2001. Luther,Martin . Luther's Small Catechism, With Explanation . St. Louis,Missouri: Concordia Pub. House, 1991. Reu,Johann Michael. The...


    TheChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded by Vermont farmerJoseph Smith in the early part of the nineteenth century. The L.D.S. Churchteaches that it has scriptures in addition to the Old and New Testaments. Fromits founding it has been a very communal religion, which in the beginning ledto repeated conflicts with secular authorities in New York, Illinois, andMissouri. These conflicts led to the eventual migration of L.D.S. members toUtah and the Rocky Mountain region. Church...

    Online Resources

    1. Official Website (URL: ) (good for history, doctrines, practices) 2. Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School

    Scripture, Catechisms, and ChurchDocuments

    Bookof Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ . Salt Lake City, Utah: Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-day Saints, 1981. Doctrineand Covenants . American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2004. HolyBible . Salt LakeCity, Utah: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979. Jackson,Kent P., and Robert L. Millet, eds. The Pearl of Great Price . SaltLake City, Utah: Randall Book, 1985.

  4. Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Urges Church To ...

    WASHINGTON, DC (U.S.C.C.B.) - The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation voted in early June to encourage the "lifting of the restrictions regarding the ordination of married men to the priesthood in the Eastern Catholic Churches of North America."

  5. Is there a Middle Eastern Catholic church in the Washington ...

    There is an excellent Melkite Catholic Church in Vienna, Virginia (Northern Virginia). The liturgy is in English. There is one Coptic Catholic Church in DC. The liturgy uses the Ge’ez language.

  6. catholic church and ecumenism wikipedia washington dc - Yahoo ...

    The church has different rules for priests in the Latin Church – the largest Catholic particular church – and in the 23 Eastern Catholic Churches. Notably, priests in the Latin Church must take a vow of celibacy , whereas most Eastern Catholic Churches permit married men to be ordained.

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    Jul 02, 2020 · The Ethiopian Catholic Church is one of the 23 Eastern Catholic Churches in full communion with the Holy See. It has an estimated 71,000 members and is based in Addis Ababa, the capital of ...

  9. Father Paul McPartlan is the Carl J. Peter Professor of Systemic Theology and Ecumenism at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Fr. McPartlan holds a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge, the STL degree from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, and a Ph D from the University of Oxford.

  10. Western Rite Orthodoxy, what do you think? - Non-Catholic ...

    Mar 30, 2020 · Well, finally, we have an American Orthodox original music Divine Liturgy done in the great Cathedral of the Orthodox Church in America in Washington, DC… This is an exceptionally lovely and original liturgical work of the entire Divine Liturgy in a hierarchical setting… The Cherubic Hymn and the Great Entrance:

  11. The storm that had erupted over a married priesthood back in the 1890’s would continue to erupt sporadically during this period of growth, exasperated by a Vatican proclamation, Ea Semper, issued in 1905, which severely mitigated the rights of Greek Catholics in the United States; and, certain members of the Roman Catholic hierarchy in America sought both to prohibit the immigration of ...