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Glossary of Eastern Orthodox Church

This glossary of Eastern Orthodox Church provides definitions of terms related to Eastern Orthodox Church, with links to full articles where available.

Alexandrian rite
System of liturgical practices found in Egyptian and Ethiopian Christian churches. It is historically associated with St. Mark the Evangelist, who is believed to have traveled to Alexandria.
antiminsion
(also antimension) In Eastern Orthodoxy, the portable altar that consists of a silk or linen cloth decorated with scenes from the Passion and containing relics. Its use began around the beginning of the 9th century.
Coptic Orthodox Church
The principal Christian church in Egypt.