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December 5, 2009 at 4:11 pm #9497
orthodox simply means “correct observance” Catholic can call themselves the same thing. Most Eastern Orthodox churches call themselves Orthodox Catholic Churches of _____ (Greece, Russia, Bulgaria, etc.) in their official titles. The term like Catholic has more than one use. Catholic means Universal, so while it is not common, one could translate the title Roman Catholic Church as the Roman Universal Church. Sounds silly to our ears, but the fact is it would not be incorrect.