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The term '''''Greek Orthodox''''' may refer either to the [[Orthodox Church]] as a whole or to the various churches of the traditionally Eastern Roman ("Byzantine") lands.
  
 
In the English-speaking world, ''Greek Orthodox'' mainly refers to Orthodox Christians of ethnically Greek descent and the churches they inhabit.  It is also used, however, to refer to all Orthodox Christians without regard to ethnicity, much as the term ''Roman Catholic'' is used to refer to all those who belong to the [[Roman Catholic Church]], despite not being of Italian ancestry.
 
In the English-speaking world, ''Greek Orthodox'' mainly refers to Orthodox Christians of ethnically Greek descent and the churches they inhabit.  It is also used, however, to refer to all Orthodox Christians without regard to ethnicity, much as the term ''Roman Catholic'' is used to refer to all those who belong to the [[Roman Catholic Church]], despite not being of Italian ancestry.

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The term Greek Orthodox may refer either to the Orthodox Church as a whole or to the various churches of the traditionally Eastern Roman ("Byzantine") lands.

In the English-speaking world, Greek Orthodox mainly refers to Orthodox Christians of ethnically Greek descent and the churches they inhabit. It is also used, however, to refer to all Orthodox Christians without regard to ethnicity, much as the term Roman Catholic is used to refer to all those who belong to the Roman Catholic Church, despite not being of Italian ancestry.

When used to refer to the churches of the Eastern Roman Empire, Greek Orthodox may include the Churches of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, Greece, and Albania.

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