I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas. A few weeks ago there was a post about Eastern Rites Catholics and Latin Rite Catholics. I looked up this issue a little more and even posted a journal. I was surprised to find a Byzantine Catholic Church in my area.
I understand “Roman” was first used as an insult towards the Catholic Church. I have noticed that many Churches have “Roman Catholic” on their signs. Obviously they practice the Latin Rite Liturgy. When was Roman Catholic used to describe the church and no longer thought of as in insult?
As for Eastern Catholic Churches from what I read the Eastern Catholic Churches are in full union with Rome, however, they do not consider themselves Roman Catholic. I found those exact words on the Byzantine Churches’ website. Do the Eastern Churches use the same Catechism as the Latin Rite Catholics?
Are there just two rites? Eastern and Latin?
Answer by eringobrough at 6:46 PM on Dec. 26, 2009
Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:14 PM on Dec. 26, 2009
The article "Catholic Rites and Churches" might be helpful for you. It presents an overview of the different rites and churches that are united under the pope. As the article explains there are three major groupings of Rites based on the initial transmission of the faith, the Roman, the Antiochian (Syria) and the Alexandrian (Egypt). Later on the Byzantine derived as a major Rite from the Antiochian, under the influence of St. Basil and St. John Chrysostom. From these four derive the over 20 liturgical Rites present in the Church today.
Answer by eringobrough at 8:23 PM on Dec. 26, 2009
Answer by Kattykitten at 10:53 PM on Dec. 26, 2009
Answer by eringobrough at 11:10 PM on Dec. 26, 2009
Answer by eringobrough at 11:20 PM on Dec. 26, 2009
Answer by Kattykitten at 11:58 PM on Dec. 26, 2009
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