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(Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373) Athanasius , Athanasius the Great , Saint Athanasius , St. Athanasius
council in 869 that condemned Photius who had become the patriarch of Constantinople without approval from the Vatican, thereby precipitating the schism between the eastern and western churches Constantinople , Fourth Council of Constantinople
religion believing in the primacy of the patriarch of Constantinople Eastern Orthodox
bishop in eastern Christendom who holds a place below a patriarch but above a metropolitan exarch
(Old Testament) the second patriarch; son of Abraham and Sarah who was offered by Abraham as a sacrifice to God; father of Jacob and Esau Isaac
(Old Testament) a patriarch (grandfather of Noah) who is said to have lived 969 years Methuselah
in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarch; equivalent to archbishop in western Christianity metropolitan
bishop just below patriarch in Eastern Orthodox Church metropolitan
Syrian who was a Christian bishop and Patriarch of Constantinople in the early fifth century; one of the major heresies concerning the doctrine of the hypostasis of Christ was named after him (died in 451) Nestorius
Hebrew patriarch who saved himself and his family and the animals by building an ark in which they survived 40 days and 40 nights of rain; the story of Noah and the flood is told in the Book of Genesis Noah
jurisdiction of a patriarch patriarchate
Patriarch of Constantinople and saint of the Greek Orthodox Church; was condemned by the Fourth Council of Constantinople in 869 but was reinstated by a later pope Photius
independent church with its own Patriarch; until 1917 it was the established church or Russia Russian Orthodox Church
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