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What was the great schism ?
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The Great Schism occurred in 1054 between the Western Church in Rome and the Eastern Church located in Constantinople. Rome and Constantinople were separated by approximately 1,000 miles, but this wasn't their only separation. The West spoke Latin and the East spoke Greek. Another separating factor was that the West followed the Pope and the East followed the Seven Ecumenical Councils. The Eastern Church used icons and paintings of Jesus, but the Western Church viewed the images negatively. In the West, the Church was Roman Catholic pledging allegiance to the Pope in Rome. The Eastern Church was called Orthodox (Eastern Orthodox or Greek Orthodox) meaning true or correct belief.
Posted by jrinkel on March 27, 2013 at 12:12 AM (Answer #1)
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