1. an eastern Christian in Egypt or Syria who adheres to the Orthodox faith as defined by the council of Chalcedon in 451 and as accepted by the Byzantine emperor
  2. an Orthodox Christian or Uniate Christian belonging to the patriarchate of Alexandria or Antioch or Jerusalem
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How To Use Melkite In A Sentence

  • From his time the Monophysite party gained ground very quickly among the native population, so that soon it became an expression of their national feeling against the Imperial (Melchite, or Melkite) garrison and government officials. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy
  • Thanks be to almighty God for this gift to his Church in the person of Your Beatitude as Pastor and guide of the beloved Greek Melkite community!
  • A very common abuse (among Melkites too) is for other servers to wear the orarion. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery
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