In the East, when a Church is spoken of, four things must be kept distinct: the race to which the adherents of the Church belong; the speech used in their everyday life, and in their public devotions; the ecclesiastical rite used in their liturgy, and their actual belief, Catholic or non-Catholic.
Hansen's own Neo-Byzantine work include the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Vienna (1856—1858) and the Christuskirche in Matzleindorf (1858—1860).
Sophia Cathedral in Pushkin (1782—1788) was the earliest and isolated experiment with Byzantine treatment of otherwise neoclassical structures.
Let them reject the authority of the pope or accept it, they are none the less Eastern Churches.
Thus the Russian Church, separated from Rome, is an Eastern Church; in the same way the Greek Catholics who live in Italy, and are known as Italo-Greeks, make up an Eastern Church also.
(3) The Greek Schism; Conversion of the Slavs (ninth to eleventh century); (4) Efforts towards Reunion; the Crusades (eleventh to fifteenth century); (a) Internal Organization; (b) Hesychasm.
Greek-Church History, subdivided into: (1) The First Five Centuries; (2) Decay of the Greek Churches of the East and Rise of the Byzantine Hegemony (451-847); (a) Internal Organization of the Byzantine Churches; (b) The Emperor; Relations between East and West; Liturgy.
Constantinople was located on the European shore of the Bosporus, midway between the Aegean and Black seas, in what is now the country of Turkey.
The city brought together people from the lands of Europe and Asia.
The expression is therefore the most comprehensive in use; it includes all believers who follow any of the six Eastern rites now in use: the Byzantine, Armenian, Syrian, Chaldean, Maronite, and Coptic.
What, then, do we mean when we speak of the Greek Church?
Until the mid-11th century, when it began to decline in power, the Byzantine Empire was one of the leading civilizations in the world.