Eastern Orthodox Church
The conciliar idea of episcopal government continues in the Eastern Orthodox Church. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the sixteen or so autocephalous primates are seen as collectively gathering around Christ, with other archbishops and bishops gathering around them, and so forth, in a model called "conciliar hierarchy". This is based in part on the vision in the book of Revelation of the 24 elders gathered around the throne of Christ, who are believed to represent the 12 patriarchs of Israel and the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ. There is no single patriarch with exclusive authority comparable to the Pope in Rome.
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... The orthodox church in Abkhazia is officially part of the Georgian Apostolic Autocephalous Orthodox Church (Tskhum-Apkhazeti Eparchy) with Catholicos-Pat ... After the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict, the autocephalous church of Georgia lost the control and jurisdiction over its property in Abkhazia ... However, all autocephalous churches of the orthodox faith, including the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, recognise Abkhazia as part of the Georgian autocephalous church ...
... See also Bosom of Abraham Eastern Orthodox views See also Apocatastasis The theological concept of hell, or eternal damnation, is expressed differently in Eastern and Western ... The Eastern Orthodox church teaches that Heaven and Hell are being in God's presence which is being with God and seeing God, and that there no such place as where ... One expression of the Eastern teaching is that hell and heaven are being in God's presence, as this presence is punishment and paradise depending on the ...
... the invitation from Patriarch Teoctist Arăpaşu of the Romanian Orthodox Church ... This was the first time a Pope had visited a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054 ... millennium of Christian history began with a painful wounding of the unity of the Church the end of this millennium has seen a real commitment to restoring Christian unity." On 23–27 June 2001 John Paul II ...
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