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5 Ways To Learn More About Byzantines and Eastern Orthodoxy

We’re often called “Christianity’s best kept secret.”  Ask your average Western Christian of any denomination what they know about the Eastern Churches and they’re quite likely to say that they didn’t even know the Eastern Churches existed! Many Catholics want to learn more about their brothers and sisters in the Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Catholic …

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The Christmas Experience Every Byzantine Understands

It’s  no secret that we do things a bit differently in the East. Our churches look (and smell) different, our hymns sound different, and our liturgical calendar has feast days that don’t even occur in the West. It only follows that our Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany traditions should differ too. Here’s how the Byzantines deck …

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11 Feels Every Byzantine Catholic Has During Lent

Lent. Many people, especially outside the Catholic Church, don’t know that every rite in the Catholic Church initiates it and observes it a little bit differently. On Ash Wednesday, Roman Catholics just begin their Lenten journey while every year, Byzantine Catholics have already been at it for three days—and are probably craving more than chocolate. …

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Reactions Every Eastern Orthodox Convert Has When Joining the Catholic Church

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 Getting used to receiving the Host without the Wine You, at you …

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