Renewal In The Eastern Rite Catholic Churches

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The Eastern Rite Catholic churches are communities that follow a form of the Eastern liturgy but which are under the jurisdiction of the Roman pontiff rather than one of the Eastern Orthodox patriarchates. Renewal in the Eastern Catholic churches has involved a slow process of the rediscovery and implementation of a variety of ancient traditions of worship.

The Second Vatican Council in its Decree on Eastern Catholic Churches expressed its high esteem for the rich traditions of these...


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