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What is required for an Orthodox to enter into the Catholic faith? I have heard that there are Byzantine Rite Churches in full communion with Rome which continue to use the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom. Is this an option? - Anonymous
Certainly, if that’s what you feel God is calling you to! Like all the Eastern churches, those in communion with Rome and those that aren’t, these churches (many of which celebrate the Divine Liturgy) are tied to a specific local culture and traditions, so it may take a little discerning to see which is the best spiritual home for you.
This Wikipedia article gives some great background, and if you’re writing from the US you might be interested in this list of the “eparchies” here. (They usually cover more territory than the state they’re listed in, of course.)
God bless you in your journey!
- Father Shane
— United States Catholic Bishops (May 5, 1846)
We take this occasion, brethren, to communicate to you the determination, unanimously adopted by us, to place ourselves and all entrusted to our charge throughout the United States, under the special patronage of the holy Mother of God, whose Immaculate Conception is venerated by the piety of the faithful throughout the Catholic Church.
By the aid of her prayers, we entertain the confident hope that we will be strengthened to perform the arduous duties of our ministry, and that you will be enabled to practice the sublime virtues, of which her life presents the most perfect example.