Reactions Every Eastern Orthodox Convert Has When Joining the Catholic Church

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So many to choose from, but here’s the most common things each Eastern Orthodox convert has, and their apt reactions. Enjoy:

 

When you attend your first Mass and everyone else is kneeling after receiving

Getting used to receiving Communion the Western way

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Getting used to receiving the Host without the Wine

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You, at you first guitar Mass

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You, at your second guitar Mass

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You, at your third guitar Mass

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When you realize just how many religious orders and Rules there are, and how many communities each one has…

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…and then you learn there is such a thing as Third Orders

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Finding Byzantine icons of your favorite Western saints

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The first time you pray a rosary

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Getting used to a different liturgical calendar

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When your patron saint isn’t on the Roman calendar

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When your patron saint is on the Roman calendar, but on a different day

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The first time you see your old Presbytera out in public after you convert

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The first time you see your old priest out in public after you convert

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When someone tells you you don’t “have” to wear a veil anymore now that you’re “Westernized”

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You, hearing Stabat Mater for the first time

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When you find out there is daily Mass and you can receive Communion every day

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Your first time at Adoration

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The first time you recite the Act of Contrition from memory without using a book during Confession

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Whenever you think how awesome it will be when East and West finally reconcile

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