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Spartan wrote at 2008-11-20 18:41:05
Many years ago, when the Eastern Churches spilt from the Western Churches, it was for political reasons, not for religious differences. If a Roman Catholic person is far from a Catholic church in Russia or Greece, it is okay for them to attend an Orthodox mass, because essentially they are Catholics divided by political unrest centuries ago and the mass is very similar.

The content of the orthodox mass is the same as a catholic mass, only varying in language or political background.


craig wrote at 2013-02-02 18:02:52
The Eastern Orthodox and the Eastern Catholic Rites are basically the same.  They use the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and sometimes St. Basil.  The Roman rite developed differently.  All have basically the same elements.  The Eastern Rite is typically sung or chanted.  The difference between Eastern Catholics and Orthodox is the fact that Eastern Catholics are under the Pope and Orthodox are not.  In fact, our bishop was made a Cardinal by Pope Benedict.  Eastern and Roman Catholics can take communion from either churches.  However, typically Orthodox do not allow Catholics to take communion in their churches no matter what rite they are from.


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