Eastern rite

Eastern rite
1. the rite of an Eastern church, usually observed in the national language of the country where the church is located.
2. a Uniate church.

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Eastern Rite,
1. the church ceremonies and customs of the Eastern Orthodox Churches: »

Churches in the Eastern Rite have always maintained a married priesthood (Maclean's).

2. = Eastern Orthodox Churches. (Cf.Eastern Orthodox Churches)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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