Are Eastern Orthodox heretics?
The Catholic Church makes a distinction between ‘material’ and ‘formal’ heresy. Likewise the Eastern Orthodox Church officially declares a heresy only at an ecumenical council, and currently accepts only the first seven Ecumenical Councils as ecumenical.
Did the Orthodox Church kill?
Eastern Orthodox bishops and priests were persecuted, arrested and tortured or killed (several hundreds) and hundreds (most) of Eastern Orthodox churches were closed, destroyed, or plundered by the Ustashe.
How were heretics killed?
All heretics wore a sackcloth with a single eyehole over their heads. Heretics who refused to confess were burned at the stake. Sometimes people fought back against the Inquisition. In 1485, an Inquisitor died after being poisoned, and another Inquisitor was stabbed to death in a church.
Can Orthodox Christians marry outside their faith?
While non-Orthodox Christians can marry in the Orthodox Church, an Orthodox Christian is not allowed to marry in a non-Orthodox Church or ceremony. If an Orthodox Christian does get married outside of the Orthodox Church, then they are in effect excommunicating themselves from the Orthodox Church.
Can a Roman Catholic marry an Orthodox?
Most Orthodox Churches allow marriages between members of the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. Catholic canon law allows marriage between a Catholic and an Orthodox only if permission is obtained from the Catholic bishop.
Why do Greek brides get spit on?
Guests will pretend to spit on the Bride and Groom to protect them from any evil spirits on their big day! This is generally done three times for greater luck.
What is the difference between Greek and Eastern Orthodox?
Historically, the term “Greek Orthodox” has been used to describe all Eastern Orthodox churches in general, since “Greek” in “Greek Orthodox” can refer to the heritage of the Byzantine Empire. Thus, the Eastern Church came to be called “Greek” Orthodox in the same way that the Western Church is called “Roman” Catholic.
What religion is similar to Greek Orthodox?
And so came the birth of the Greek Orthodox (Eastern Orthodox), similar to Roman Catholicism in ways largely related to the teachings of the Apostles and Jesus Christ. As these two religions were nourished, however, certain differences emerged; they are carried by their believers’ faith to this day.