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I have a pastor friend who served at a church that actually split over the color of carpet.
One group wanted blue, the other brown, and unable to compromise, they actually went their separate ways.
The Eastern Church also vehemently disagreed with the addition of the Filioque clause, which dealt with the authority of the Trinity - God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit - into the Nicene Creed, or the Church's statement of faith.
Although it was eventually added, the East refused to accept it.
While the Western Empire clung to Latin, the Eastern Church adopted Greek.
Before long, even the Eastern Bishops no longer spoke Latin, and the Western Church had never used Greek in its ceremony.
For instance, the two couldn't agree on which type of bread to use in communion.
Although the two halves seemed to be separated politically, the Christian Church still tried to maintain its power, a task which was extremely difficult at best!
With their own emperors, and being separated by geography, the two halves grew further and further apart.
The Great Schism of 1054, also known as the 'East-West Schism,' divided Christianity, creating Western Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy.
Although 1054 is the official date of this divide, tensions between the East and the West had been brewing for years.