What religion did the Byzantine Empire follow?

Did the Byzantine Empire believe in Christianity?

The Byzantine Empire (the Eastern Roman Empire) was distinct from the Western Roman Empire in several ways; most importantly, the Byzantines were Christians and spoke Greek instead of Latin.

What church did the Byzantine Empire worship?

The Eastern Orthodox Church played a central role in daily life. Most people attended church regularly. Religious sacraments gave shape to every stage of the journey from birth to death. In Byzantine times, the emperor had supreme authority in the Church.

What race were the Byzantines?

During the Byzantine period, peoples of Greek ethnicity and identity were the majority occupying the urban centres of the Empire. We can look to cities such as Alexandria, Antioch, Thessalonica and, of course, Constantinople as the largest concentrations of Greek population and identity.

What caused the fall of the Byzantine Empire?

The Byzantine Empire fell in 1453. The immediate cause of its fall was pressure by the Ottoman Turks. … Ironically enough, the major cause of the decline of the Byzantine Empire (what made it weak enough to fall to the Ottomans) was the Crusades. The Crusades were supposed to be Christian wars against Muslims.

What is the difference between Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire?

The main difference between the Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire concerned the official religions they practiced. Whereas the Roman Empire was officially pagan up for most of its existence, the Byzantine Empire was Christian.

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