The Orthodox church does have valid sacraments that the Catholic Church recognizes, but from what I understand the Orthodox church will not permit a Catholic to receive communion. Going to an Orthodox church when no Catholic Church is available, will fulfill a Catholic’s mass attendance requirement also.
What does the Catholic Church say about Orthodox?
The Catholic Church believes the pope to be infallible in matters of doctrine. Orthodox believers reject the infallibility of the pope and consider their own patriarchs, too, as human and thus subject to error. In this way, they are similar to Protestants, who also reject any notion of papal primacy.
Do Orthodox recognize Catholic sacraments?
In general, Catholic Sacraments are not recognized by the Orthodox, and participating in them (e.g taking communion) is a considered a sin.
Do Eastern Orthodox pray the rosary?
They do not have a “rosary” but what is called a prayer rope or chotki in Russian Orthodox or komboskini in Greek Orthodox. It is usually 50 or 100 beads and one prays the “Jesus Prayer” on each bead, instead of the hail Marys, Our Fathers, and Apostle’s Creed of the rosary.
Can an Orthodox priest become a Catholic priest?
Many Eastern Rite Catholic priests, those who head Orthodox-style churches under the authority of Rome, are married. And several dozen married Episcopal priests have switched to Roman Catholicism since 1980, when Pope John Paul II approved a provision allowing them to serve as Catholic priests.
Can Orthodox pray to Catholic saints?
Intercession of the Saints is a Christian doctrine held by the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Catholic churches. The practice of praying through saints can be found in Christian writings from the 3rd century onward.
What came first Catholic or Orthodox?
In actual truth, the earliest would be the Christians Orthodox. The first early followers of Christ are called Christian in Antioch. Roman Catholic is never founded by Jesus Christ. It started from Constantine the Great, who gave rise to Roman Catholics.
Do Orthodox priests marry?
The vast majority of Orthodox parish clergy are married men, which is one of the major differences between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches; however, they must marry before being ordained.
What caused the split between Catholic and Orthodox?
The primary causes of the Schism were disputes over papal authority—the Pope claimed he held authority over the four Eastern Greek-speaking patriarchs, and over the insertion of the filioque clause into the Nicene Creed.
Does the Orthodox Church pray to Mary?
In the Orthodox view, devotion to Mary is considered an important element of Christian spirituality, and indifference to her by other Christian denominations is troubling to the Orthodox. Orthodox theologian Sergei Bulgakov called denominations that do not venerate the Virgin Mary “another type of Christianity”.
How do you become Catholic if you are Orthodox?
It’s not technically a conversion. But to come into union with Rome, a Greek Orthodox Christian just needs to go to Confession to a Catholic Priest and let them know that you were Orthodox but that you are reconciling to the Catholic Church with that Confession.
Is Russian Orthodox similar to Catholicism?
Since the earliest days of Christianity, there have been tensions between the Eastern or Greek and the Western or Roman strains of the faith. The Orthodox faith, which includes Russian Orthodox, maintains many differences from the Western faiths of Roman Catholicism and Protestant Christianity.