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someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches acolyte
orthodox Anabaptist sect separated from the Mennonites in late 17th century; settled chiefly in southeastern Pennsylvania Amish sect
cleric in the minor orders of the Eastern Orthodox Church who reads the lessons aloud in the liturgy (analogous to the lector in the Roman Catholic Church) anagnost
14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox church Apocrypha
monastery of Eastern Orthodox Church, head of archimandrite
celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox church Assumption , Assumption of Mary , August 15
autonomous area in northeastern Greece that is the site of several Greek Orthodox monasteries founded in the tenth century Athos , Mount Athos
altar area in Eastern Orthodox church bema
religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism Brahmanism , Brahminism
monk, Eastern Orthodox caloyer , hegumen , startis
official and orthodox canonical
proper and orthodox canonical
(Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints canonisation , canonization
member of a Jewish sect that observes a form of strict Orthodox Judaism Chasid , Chassid , Hasid , Hassid
sect of Orthodox Jews that arose out of a pietistic movement originating in eastern Europe in the second half of the 18th century; a sect that follows the Mosaic law strictly Chasidim , Chassidim , Hasidim , Hasidism , Hassidim
beliefs and practices of a sect of Orthodox Jews Chasidism , Chassidism , Hasidism , Hassidism
largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church Constantinople , Istanbul , Stamboul , Stambul
(from the Sanskrit word for `to see') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints on the nature of reality and the release from bondage to karma Darsana
ideological defection from the party line (especially from orthodox communism) deviationism
ideological defector from the party line (especially from orthodox communism) deviationist
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