Blessed is our God always now and ever and onto the ages of ages!
At the Hippodrome in Constantinople, there would be chariot races between a green and a blue team.
Conflict between East and West (2)
I don't think so
I am the leader
Blue and Green members were upset about the fact that some of their members were arrested. They denounced Justinian which caused fights and riots for a week.
The Eastern Orthodox Church (2)
The Greek Orthodox Church has a Sunday Church service called the divine liturgy with the priest and the people chanting the hymns.
Conflicts between east and West
Empress Irene was the ruler of the Byzantine Empire, but she was a woman. Pope Leo III did not view her as a true leader and this is important because the Byzantine empire needed a strong emperor to defend the church from the east.
The Greek Orthodox Church was known for its iconography and its architecture during the Byzantine empire. The icons were painted on wood and were put in front of the Altar.
Pope Leo III banned the use of religious images and started a policy of icon smashing. It was opposed by many and this policy was no longer in effect in 843 C.E.