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- adj. See Latin Church, under Latin.
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- n. the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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Essay on the Schism of the Western Church from the Orthodox East
To promote the cause of a crusade, and to effect, if possible, a reunion between the Eastern and the Western Church -- hopes of which had been held out by the Emperor Michael VIII in his letter to Gregory in 1073 -- the pontiff sent the Patriarch of Venice to
The Canon of the Western Church includes them after the fourth century; although only Trent's decree set the question of their canonicity beyond the dispute of such men as Cajetan.
In the Western Church the Synod of Orange (441) granted such a right of presentation to a bishop who had built a church in another diocese (c. i, C.
These hosts became smaller and tinner on the Western Church until they assumed the light, wafer-like form now so common
Enchiridion is one of the most important of all of Augustine's writings, for it is a conscious effort of the theological magistrate of the Western Church to stand on final ground of testimony to the
In addition to the felicitous rhythm chosen by St. Thomas, critics recognize its poetical and hymnodal values (thus Neale: "This hymn contests the second place among those of the Western Church with the Vexilla Regis, the Stabat Mater, the Jesu dulcis memoria, the Ad
Influenced by the Byzantines, the Western Church had become increasingly fond of the ritualistic burning of incense, ostensibly as an evocation of the sweet oxygens of heaven, but more likely a way of combating the concentrated funk of sweaty congregations.