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In the early Middle Ages, Orthodox missionaries spread Christianity towards the north, to the Bulgarians, Serbs, Russians and others.Meanwhile, a gradual process of estrangement took place between the four Eastern Patriarchates and the Latin Church of Rome, culminating with the Great Schism in the 11th century, in which Orthodoxy and the Latin Church (later called the Roman Catholic Church) separated from each other.Historically the word "church" did not mean a building or housing structure (for which Greek-speakers might have used the word "basilica") but meant a community or gathering of like peoples (see ekklesia).The earliest Ecclesiology would posit that the Eucharistic assembly, under the authority and permission of a Bishop, is what constitutes a Church. Ignatius of Antioch said, "Let no man do anything connected with the Church without the bishop.The Biblical canon began with the officially accepted books of the Koine Greek Old Testament (which predates Christianity).
The issue of collecting the various works of the eastern churches and compiling them into a canon, each being confirmed as authentic text was a long protracted process.
The history of the Orthodox Church is traced back to Jesus Christ and the Apostles.
The Apostles appointed successors, known as bishops, and they in turn appointed other bishops in a process known as Apostolic succession.
However, illegal churches before "Christian legalization" are mentioned throughout church history; for example, in the City of Nisibis during the persecutions of Diocletian.
Of the underground churches that existed before legalization, some are recorded to have existed in the catacombs of Europe i.e.