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Conventional; conforming with generally accepted standards of practice.


adj in medical practice, conventional, relating to currently accepted majority standards. See also medicine, conventional; hypothesis; and model, medical.
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There are several churches including the ones in Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Georgia, and Macedonia that celebrate Orthodox Christmas on Jan.
The decline of Orthodox Christians in Egypt promoted the patriarchate to extend its mission to sub-Saharan Africa.
This month, however, the Macedonian Church sent an official request to Bulgaria's 1,100-year-old Orthodox Church asking it to become its symbolic "mother" church.
The Holy Synod of BOC decided to form a commission for negotiations with MOC and the other Orthodox Churches to be made up of Metropolitan Kipriyan of Stara Zagora as president and Metropolitan Gavril of Lovech, Metropolitan Nikolai of Plovdiv, Metropolitan Anthony of Western and Central Europe, Metropolitan Joan of Varna and Veliki Preslav, Metropolitan Serafim of Nevrokop, Metropolitan Naum of Ruse and Metropolitan Grigory of Vratsa as members of the commission.
Thus, 60 years prior to the Second Vatican Council and 46 years before the creation of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Ecumenical Patriarch Joachim III called all the other Orthodox autocephalous churches to discuss in a svnodical way, "by common agreement," the question of the relations of the Orthodox Church with other Christian churches, as well as other questions pertaining to inter-Orthodox relations such as the question of the calendar and various questions of disciplinary order.
He provides a comprehensive portrait of the development of Modern Orthodox Judaism in this country and offers insightful and succinct introductions and analyses that frame the documents and illuminate the understanding of the reader throughout his work.
Two days before the pope arrived, Ilia issued a statement saying Orthodox could not attend Catholic Masses because of doctrinal differences dating back to the 1054 schism that divided Christianity into eastern and western branches.
In this way the remainder of the Christian world comes to know more precisely the authenticity of the Orthodox Tradition, the value of patristic teaching and the liturgical life and faith of the Orthodox.
Herbel's study of a number of American converts to the Orthodox faith is a timely contribution to this ongoing conversation about the emergence and the specific characteristics of a typically "American" Orthodox church.
The Catholic and Orthodox churches split in 1054 over differences on the primacy of the papacy and there was a time when patriarchs had to kiss popes' feet.
Greek Orthodox Churches are united in communion with each other, and with the other Eastern Orthodox Churches.
Orthodox Perspectives on Mission represents the latest piece of this ongoing reflection and development.

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