Parish of Belmont, Anglican Church Newcastle, NSW Australia

Schismatic

schismA schismatic is a person or movement that separates from the mainstream church. Generally schism is produced by either fundamental concerns about doctrine and practice or by the desire to exercise autonomy in a region. The great schism was in the 11th Century and is the rift that holds Orthodoxy separate. The next great schism was at the time of the Reformation.