Greek Orthodox Kirk

The name Greek Orthodox Kirk (Greek: Ἑλληνορθόδοξη Ἑκκλησία, Ellinorthódoxi Ekklisía, IPA: [elinorˈθoðoksi ekliˈsia]), or Greek Orthodoxy, is a term referrin tae the bouk o several Kirks[1][2][3] athin the lairger communion o Eastren Orthodox Christianity, whase liturgy is or wis tradeetionally conductit in Koine Greek,[4] the original language of the Septuagint and the New Testament,[5][6] an whsse history, tradeetions, an theology are ruitit in the early Kirk Faithers an the cultur o the Byzantine Empire. Greek Orthodox Christianity haes tradeetionally placit hivy emphasis an awarded heich prestige tae tradeetions o Eastren Orthodox monasticism an aw an asceticism, wi oreegins in Early Christianity in the Near East an in Byzantine Anatolie.


  1. Demetrios J. Constantelos, Understanding the Greek Orthodox Church, Holy Cross Orthodox Press 3rd edition (March 28, 2005)
  2. L. Rushton, Doves and magpies: village women in the Greek Orthodox Church Women's religious experience, Croom Helm, 1983
  3. Paul Yuzyk, The Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Kirk o Canadae, 1918–1951, University of Ottawa Press, 1981
  4. Demetrios J. Constantelos, The Greek Orthodox Church: faith, history, and practice, Seabury Press, 1967
  5. Daniel B. Wallace: Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament, page 12,. Zondervan, 1997.
  6. Robert H. Stein: The method and message of Jesus' teachings, page 4,. Westminster John Knox Press, 1994.