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Greek Catholic

Syllabification: Greek Cath·o·lic

Definition of Greek Catholic in English:

noun

1A member of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Example sentences
  • Other faiths include Judaism, Greek Catholic, and Orthodox.
  • The top three sects on the Christian sign, the Maronite Catholics with 34 reserved seats, the Greek Orthodox followed by it Greek Catholics.
  • It is home to Roman Catholics, Greek Orthodox and Greek Catholics where, in a rare case of ecumenical co-operation, three priests work closely together.
2A Uniate member of a church observing the Greek rite.
Example sentences
  • There are smaller numbers of Greek Catholics, Roman Catholics, and Protestants.
  • The same thing is true in Ukraine. These people, the Greek Catholics, have been in the Catholic church since 1596, and want to remain there.
  • The Uniates or Greek Catholics of the Ukraine, who acknowledged the supremacy of Rome, were dragged back to Orthodoxy in a campaign of 1827-39.

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