from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of Melkite.
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- n. Alternative form of Melkite.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a sect, chiefly in Syria and Egypt, which acknowledges the authority of the pope, but adheres to the liturgy and ceremonies of the Eastern Church.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An orthodox Eastern Christian as distinguished from a Monophysite or Nestorian.
- Of or pertaining to the Melchites: as, the uncial Melchite alphabet.
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- n. an Orthodox Christian or Uniate Christian belonging to the patriarchate of Alexandria or Antioch or Jerusalem
- n. an eastern Christian in Egypt or Syria who adheres to the Orthodox faith as defined by the council of Chalcedon in 451 and as accepted by the Byzantine emperor
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Strangely enough, the word Melchite, which had been used to designate those who adhered to the doctrines of the Church of Constantinople when it was Catholic and in unity, and who even followed it when it left the unity of the
They are more likely to speak of themselves as rumi kathuliki or in French Grecs catholiques; but the name Melchite, if used at all, always means to Eastern people these Catholics.
Maybe I'll tell you about all the prayers, and the psychic chiropractor, and the herbs, and the cascaria bath prescribed by my friend the Yoruba priestess, and the miraculous appearance of a Melchite abbot just when I'd been praying to see him.
Last night on The World Over on EWTN with Raymond Arroyo was a Melchite Archbishop who said 95% of the Muslims in Lebanon are good and peaceful and live amicably with Christians, it is the radical Hezbollah, the minority, who use sayings from the Koran to incite violence.
From his time the Monophysite party gained ground very quickly among the native population, so that soon it became an expression of their national feeling against the Imperial (Melchite, or Melkite) garrison and government officials.
A titular see of Phœ; nicia Secunda, suffragan of Damascus, and the seat of two Uniat archdioceses (Greek Melchite and Syrian).
Melchite metropolitan resides at Iabroud; he has jurisdiction over
A Melchite patriarch of that see in the seventh century, and one of the authors of Monothelism; d. about 641.
At the present time (1909) there are altogether fourteen Melchite churches or congregations in the United States and just across the border in
The Catholic Melchite title of Gibail is united to that of Beirut; since 1902 the schismatic Melchite Diocese of Gibail is distinct from Beirut, and has jurisdiction over the mountainous region of Lebanon.