Can a Roman Catholic attend a Greek Orthodox church?

Can a Roman Catholic attend a Greek Orthodox church?

Both Catholics and Protestants are welcome to attend the Orthodox Mass but they CANNOT take Holy Communion, the Orthodox Priest is not allowed to give it to them.

What makes Greek Orthodox different?

The Orthodox Church differs substantially from the other Churches in the way of life and worship, and in certain aspects of theology. The Holy Spirit is seen as present in and as the guide to the Church working through the whole body of the Church, as well as through priests and bishops.

Why did Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox split?

The Great Schism came about due to a complex mix of religious disagreements and political conflicts. One of the many religious disagreements between the western (Roman) and eastern (Byzantine) branches of the church had to do with whether or not it was acceptable to use unleavened bread for the sacrament of communion.

Can Greek Orthodox receive Catholic communion?

Yes, the Roman Catholic church is okay with Greek Orthodox people receiving communion.

Can an Orthodox confess to a Catholic priest?

Orthodox Priests HEAR confession but we confess to Christ . “Sin” is a strong word, but the Eastern Orthodox Church does not recognize the Roman Catholic sacrament of absolution, and the canons explicitly prohibit Orthodox Christians from joining in the prayers of heretics or schismatics.

Is Greek Catholic and Greek Orthodox the same thing?

Although the Greek Catholic community and the Greek Orthodox Catholic community are both followers of the Eastern rites, the Greek Catholic community is a separate entity from the Greek Orthodox community. The Greek Catholic community adheres to the Byzantine rite, also called the rite of Constantinople.

Can Orthodox take communion in Catholic church?

Originally Answered: Can a Greek Orthodox receive Communion in the Catholic Church? No, the Greek Orthodox doesn’t allow it because of the issue of not being in communion. Yes, the Roman Catholic church is okay with Greek Orthodox people receiving communion.

Which is older Catholic or Orthodox?

The Orthodox chirch is the oldest and first Christianity way before Catholic Church appear as a revolt to the Greek monopoly and influence who had a hold on Orthodox Church and Catholic universal way appeared centuries later as a refusal to follow the Greek influence.

Can Orthodox marry a Catholic?

Catholic canon law allows marriage between a Catholic and an Orthodox only if permission is obtained from the Catholic bishop.

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