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Orthodox Christian

At the time one might more properly term this the Greek Church, though that would include several heresies as well. Clearly the primacy of Rome in the Latin rite, and the multiple centers in the Greek rite, i.e. Alexandria, Antioch, and Constantinople, guaranteed that the two would diverge over time. Mistranslations of texts commonly lead to long periods of dispute between Latin and Greek.

The Council of of Constantinople in 381, which no Roman priests attended, was notable for the formula:

the bishop of Constantinople shall have rank after the bishop of Rome because it is New Rome.

Naturally the Alexandrians were upset, and the Romans objected, as their status depended on their political and not ecumenical status.

The Nicene Creed is affirmed in the Orthodox Rite.

For more information see (also Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, and so on):

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