Western Rite Critic

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Comment from a RC forum

“As I can’t imagine it being accepted that a local hierarch, or a single hiearchichal structure of a jurisdiction would be accepted to be authorized to radically change the Divine Liturgy unilaterally, I simply cannot see how it is accepted that they may introduce these innovations (of a western rite mass for Orthodox), pronounce them orthodox motu proprio , and have it be accepted that world Orthodoxy stands behind them. Looking back on the decisions to adopt the Gregorian Calendar or Nikonian rites, (Not half the leap of faith!) I am left scratching my head how it can be asserted that the introduction of these various rites, can be seen as Orthodox …

So aside from not being under the pope and having married priests, how are you thinking this would be a better match for them then Rome?” 7/29/07 ASimpleSinner


January 3, 2008 - Posted by | Western Rite -- Pan-Orthodoxy, Western Rite Quotes | , , , , , ,

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