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- adjective Of or pertaining to any of several
Christian Churches, mostly from Eastern Europe, that are in communionwith the Roman Catholic Church, but use there own languageand customs
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- noun a member of the Uniat Church
- adjective of or relating to former Eastern Christian or Orthodox churches that have been received under the jurisdiction of the Church of Rome but retain their own rituals and practices and canon law
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We see also that the suggestion, occasionally made by advanced Anglicans, of a "Uniate" Anglican
The minority are members of the Latin or of the Uniate Greek Catholic Church, or -- a small number -- are Protestants.
And, just to clarify, my point about getting into arguments over names with my Catholic/Uniate Nationalist grandfather was to illustrate that we ought to go with a neutral name whenever possible.
When members of Uniate/Eastern Rite churches (having Greek or Russian liturgies and customs) joined with, or affirmed ties with Rome centuries ago, they were allowed to retain a married clergy, which they have to this day.
But an Anglican Uniate body, defined with discernment and sensitivity, could I believe, join the ranks of the Churches sui iuris which give Catholicism an indispensable dimension of its plenary or holistic quality.
While I have never attended a Orthodox rite Mass, Uniate or otherwise I know that the rite is most ancient.
Its work was interrupted after it failed to settle the Uniate problem in 2000, an issue that should be addressed once more in the Belgrade meeting.
On June 30, after the conquest of lvov, the Bandera faction of the movement announcedthe establishment of a national Ukrainian government, headed by Yaroslav Stetsko, with the blessing of the head of the Greek Catholic Uniate church, Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky.
The Greek Orthodox Church broke off relations with the Vatican after the Vatican violated its agreement not to appoint a new Uniate bishop in Greece.
Every Catholic or Uniate priest they or the serfs caught, they hanged in front of his altar alongside a pig and a Jew.