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  Byzantine archbishop welcomed in Nashville
The leader of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh is hopeful a Byzantine Catholic mission might be established in Nashville one day.
Byzantine Metropolitan Archbishop Basil Schott visited Nashville to celebrate the Byzantine rite of the Divine Liturgy –; or the Holy Eucharist –; on Nov. 18 at Assumption Church and to meet with Byzantine rite Catholics living in the area.
The Byzantine Catholic Church is one of the Eastern rite churches that remain in communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
www.dioceseofnashville.com /article_byzantine-welcome.htm   (419 words)

 Notes from a Byzantine-Rite Calvinist
Even decades of negotiations are unlikely to resolve such issues as filioque, purgatory and the extent of the Old Testament canon, because each side has staked a claim to truth from which it would be difficult to back down after nearly a millennium.
This city was undoubtedly chosen because of its history as a centre of the Byzantine presence in the Italian peninsula between 540 and 751.
The Byzantines left a lasting legacy in the form of art and architecture that graces the city to this day.
byzantinecalvinist.blogspot.com   (4947 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Rite of Constantinople (Byzantine Rite)
rite may be traced from the ninth to the sixteenth century.
Byzantine Rite at the Hesperinos and attributed to Athenogenes (in the second cent.), is quoted by St. Basil (De Spir.
Byzantine Rite has no such compendiums as our Missal and Breviary; it is contained in a number of loosely arranged books.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04312d.htm   (8462 words)

  Epiphany Byzantine Catholic Church, Roswell Georgia - Our Identity
That is because canon law defines a "rite" as the liturgical, theological, spiritual and disciplinary patrimony, culture and circumstances of history of a distinct people, by which its own manner of living the faith is manifested in each Church sui juris.
On the other hand, the Byzantine rite (4) is shared by two ecclesial traditions, namely the Constantinoplitan and the Antiochene.
In summary, one can say that the Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Metropolia of the United States is an autonomous church (church sui juris) in the Constantinopolitan tradition observing the Byzantine rite.
www.byzantines.net /epiphany/ouridentity.htm   (0 words)

  New York Architecture Images- St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Byzantine Rite.
Byzantine Catholics in America are the spiritual descendants of Christians in Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East who are the heirs of this Byzantine religious culture, and who therefore trace their spiritual heritage to the Great Church of Constantinople, known as Hagia Sophia (The Church of Holy Wisdom).
Byzantine Catholics are witnesses to the reality of the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ, and follow Christ, in and with Him, to His heavenly Kingdom in the Divine Liturgy, the principal liturgical service of the Byzantine Church.
Byzantine Christian worship is therefore holistic in content and expresses and manifests this beauty in various forms -- ancient sacred religious poetry and hymns, moving chanting styles, bright, brocaded vestments, the burning of incense, the use of candles, the veneration of icons.
www.nyc-architecture.com /GRP/GRP013.htm   (2937 words)

  Byzantine Rite monks, part of Ukrainian Catholic Church in U.S., ready to dedicate monastery (08/17/03)
But political problems emerged and a visiting priest familiar with both the Roman and Byzantine Rites told the society that there was more than one bishop with jurisdiction in their area.
Byzantine and Roman Catholic bishops are expected to attend.
It took total immersion into monastic life for me to realize that English incursions into the Byzantine Rite are not a threat, but an opportunity to invigorate what I sometimes sense to be a way of life that fades away with the aging of each generation.
www.ukrweekly.com /Archive/2003/330324.shtml   (2327 words)

 RITE and SPIRITUALITY of the Byzantine Catholic Church in Slovakia
Rite is a spiritual journey, it is a method of certain community (local church), how it lives, walks with God and towards God, it is a language by which this community expresses its relationship to God.
Rite, says Professor R. Taft SJ, “is not only a study of liturgy but more importantly it is a complex tradition, an exceptional way of understanding religious people by certain communities, expressing and living their life within the Mystical body of Christ.
A typical element of the Byzantine rite is iconostasis – a wall with icons (sacred pictures), which divides the sanctuary from the nave of the church.
www.grkat.nfo.sk /eng/intro3.html   (1076 words)

 Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church
Before Vatican II the term "Rite" was used to refer to the Church you “belonged to” by Canon Law.
The Chaldean and Syro-Malabar Rite are local expression of the East Syrian (Assyro-Chaldean) Rite, even though the Chaldeans are centered in Iraq and the Malabars are centered in India, claiming to have been Christianized by St Thomas.
On a deeper, interior level, these rites are characterized by their transcendental, eschatological spirit and profound sense of mystery and awe; by the richly developed trinitarian, Christological, and Marian theology of their prayers and hymns; and by their strong monastic stamp.” (Encyclopedia of Catholicism, p.
jmahoney.com /eastern_rites.htm   (505 words)

 About the Tridentine Rite
Though it is perhaps misleading to generalize, the traditional Roman rite differs from the other historic apostolic rites of the Church -- e.g., the Eastern -- in its focus on mystery rather than mysticism and in its adherence to a different set of apostolic traditions.
Third, while the readings of the old rite are chosen primarily for their moral or doctrinal relevance to the liturgical calendar, they can also be chosen because of a nearby Saint's Day or Station Day.
The new rite, on the hand, keeps its primary emphasis on making sure that a good deal of the Bible gets covered in the three-year cycle, often irrespective of what point in the calendar it is marking.
www.holytrinitygerman.org /tridrite.html   (1689 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Eastern Rites Today
The Syrian Rite is located primarily in Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt and Syria, with healthy communities in Asia, Africa, Australia, and North and South America, reunited with Rome in 1781, and uses the Syriac and Arabic languages in its liturgies.
The Byzantine Rite, the largest Eastern Rite, is based on the Rite of St. James of Jerusalem with the later reforms of St. Basil and St. John Chrysostom.
The Romanian Rite, centered in Romania with a significant population in the United States, reunited with Rome in 1697 and use Modern Romanian in their liturgy; in 1948, they were forced to join the Romanian Orthodox Church in Romania, but since the fall of communism, the Catholic Romanian Rite has regained independence.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=2729   (1157 words)

 Belarusian Byzantine Catholic Church
Belarusian Greek Catholic Church (Belaruskaya Hreka-Katalickaya Carkva, '''BHKC'''), popularly known as the '''Uniate Church''' and sometimes called '''Belarusian Byzantine Catholic Church''', in reference to the Byzantine Rite adopted, is the heir of the Union of Brest within the territory of Belarus.
The Christians who, while preserving their Byzantine liturgy in the Church Slavonic language, were forced by the Union of Brest (1595-96) into full communion with the See of Rome after a few centuries of Polish persecution, were at first mainly Belarusian.
However it was only after the ill-fated November Uprising of 1831 which allowed the Polish nobility to be removed from having any influential role in the society that the former group could have its demands met.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/Belarusian_Byzantine_Catholic_Church   (880 words)

 Spero Forum - Baptist, Protestant, and Catholic Discussion - The Byzantine Catholics
Churches that utilize the Byzantine Rite should technically be termed Eastern Catholic Churches, with the remainder being referred to as Oriental Catholic Churches.
A Rite is the liturgical, theological, spiritual and disciplinary patrimony, culture and circumstances of history of a distinct people, by which its own manner of living the faith is manifested, in each Church sui iuris.
Beyond the codified definition of "Rite", it should be understood to be the collected liturgical patrimony or heritage by which a group of persons conduct their religious life.
www.speroforum.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3104   (1265 words)

When the apostles brought the gospel to the major cultural centers of their day, the essential practices of the faith were inculturated in them, the essential was clothed in the symbols and trappings which conveyed the desired spiritual meaning to that culture.
Later on the Byzantine derived as a major group of rites from the Antiochan, under the influence of St. Basil and St. John Chrysostom.
The Byzantine tradition of the Assumption BVM Province became the Ruthenian Rite with the integration of St. Mary of the Angels Byzantine Custody into the Assumption Province in 1998.
www.ofm-abvm.org /Franciscan_ByzantineHistory.htm   (2278 words)

 Mary and the Eastern Christian -- Byzantine Catholic Eastern Orthodox Mariology
The Byzantine liturgy, in particular, is rich with Marian hymns, odes, and prayers.
Those following the Byzantine rite, in fact, enjoy a liturgical tradition established by the early Church in Constantinople, and it is this tradition that is followed by the majority of Orthodox and Eastern-rite Catholics even today.
And while many modern Byzantine churches have pews and kneeling pads in the nave, their tradition is to stand during prayer.
www.bringyou.to /apologetics/num22.htm   (2282 words)

 Eastern Rite Catholic Churches Information
The term Eastern Rites may refer to the liturgical rites used by many ancient Christian Churches of Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and India that, while being part of the Catholic Church in full communion with Rome, are distinct from the Latin Rite or Western Church.
For instance, the one Byzantine liturgical rite is used by several distinct Eastern autonomous Churches, each of which, such as the Ukrainian Rite or the Melkite Rite, is called a Rite in the second sense.
Byzantine Church of the Eparchy of Križevci (an eparchy and an apostolic exarchate): Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Eastern_Rite_Catholic_Churches   (2670 words)

 Byzantine Rite
When we say, then, that the rite of Constantinople that bears his name is the Liturgy of St. James as modified by St. Basil, it must be understood that Basil is rather the chief turning-point in its development than the only author of the change.
The present use of the Byzantine Rite confines the older Liturgy of St. Basil to the Sundays in Lent (except Palm Sunday), Maundy Thursday, and Holy Saturday, also the eves of Christmas and the Epiphany, and St. Basil's feast (1 January).
This is the merest outline of the rite.
www.traditionalcatholic.net /Tradition/Mass/Byzantine_Rite.html   (9531 words)

 Melkite greek catholic church
The Catholics in the Near-East are mostly Catholics of the Eastern Rites.
Different rites have evolved in the course of the Church History, giving to liturgical worship form and usages peculiar and proper to the nature of worship itself and to the culture of the faithful in various circumstances of time and place.
It is based on the Rite of St. James of Jerusalem and the Churches of Antioch and reformed by St. Basil and St. John Chrysostom.
www.holy-cross.ca /eglisang.html   (3341 words)

 Eastern Rite Churches, Uniate Churches
Eastern Rite churches are communities of eastern Christians in union with the Roman Catholic church.
The Eastern Rite Churches are Eastern Christian churches consisting of five rites derived from ancient traditions of Christian churches in the East.
The five rites are the Byzantine, Alexandrian, Antiochene, Chaldean, and Armenian.
mb-soft.com /believe/txn/eastrite.htm   (820 words)

 Ukrainian Greek–Catholic Church / Church in Ukraine / The Byzantine Rite:
The cradle of the Byzantine rite is Constantinople.
At the end of the 4th century the rite of Constantinople began to stabilize and this had a strong effect on the form of the Divine Liturgy.
In the Byzantine tradition this hymn is given a typological interpretation: the liturgy on earth is celebrated together with the liturgy in heaven which the angels serve.
www.ugcc.org.ua /eng/church/biz_rite   (1104 words)

 Bulgarian Church
Given this new situation, the Holy See reorganized the Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church in 1926: the previous ecclesiastical entities were abolished, and a new Apostolic Exarchate was established in Sofia.
The Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church suffered much in the early years of communist rule: the Byzantine Catholic bishop died under mysterious circumstances in 1951 and many of its priests were imprisoned.
Unlike most other Byzantine Catholic churches in Eastern Europe, this church was not officially suppressed during the communist regime in Bulgaria, although it functioned with many restrictions.
www.faswebdesign.com /ECPA/Byzantine/Bulgarian.html   (602 words)

 The Byzantine Rite
The Byzantine rite is also known as the Ruthenian Rite, the Greek Rite and the Rite of Constantinople.
The oldest of the Byzantine liturgies is credited to St. Basil the Great who died in 379 C.E. It seems likely that Basil relied on the same source text as the writer of the Greek Liturgy of St. James.
While today the Byzantine rite is a part of the Catholic church, there remain significant differences between the Orthodox calendar and rites and the Roman calendar and rites.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/church_history/65201   (304 words)

 Catholic Rites and Churches
While the origin of the current Rite, even in the reform of Vatican II, can be traced directly only to the 4th century, these connections point to an ancient apostolic tradition brought to that city that was decidedly Jewish in origin.
Thus, Pope St. Pius V imposed the Rite of Rome on the Latin Church (that subject to him in his capacity as Patriarch of the West), allowing only smaller Western Rites with hundreds of years of history to remain.
Beginning in the 11th century it was generally replaced by the Roman Rite, although it has remained the Rite of the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Toledo, Spain, and six parishes which sought permission to adhere to it.
www.ewtn.com /expert/answers/catholic_rites_and_churches.htm   (2345 words)

 Can you also clarify how Orthodox move into Roman or Byzantine Rite Catholicism?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Byzantine Catholics, whether Greek Catholic, Ukrainian Catholic or for that matter Catholics of any other rite, (like Maronite or Syro-Malabar) are completely Catholic and completely in union with Rome.
If the priest you mentioned is Roman rite, and was so adamant about calling the Mass, Liturgy and not Mass, that is usually a sign of a liberally-oriented priest, and the sternness in the matter is another signal of the same.
The other possibility is that he is Byzantine Rite himself, or was, and is using that usage; or maybe he was just having a bad day.
www.cpats.org /cpatsanswerdirectory/answers_to_questions/2005_10OctoberQuestions/2005OctoberConvertingFromGreekOrthodox.cfm   (655 words)

 Western Rite - OrthodoxWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Western Rite is a strand of Orthodox Christian worship based on the liturgical traditions of the ancient pre-Schism Orthodox Church of the West.
Western Rite Orthodox Christians hold in common the full Orthodox faith with their brethren of the Byzantine Rite, and at present, all of the bishops who care for such parishes are themselves followers of the Byzantine Rite.
In the meantime, the Byzantine Rite bishops who oversee Western Rite parishes—and many who oversee no Western Rite parishes—continue to declare their Western flocks to be Orthodox Christians and regard them as fully in communion with the rest of the Church.
orthodoxwiki.org /Western_Rite   (2375 words)

 BEMA » Blog Archive » Burger Joints and Byzantine Churches
But before you charge the Byzantine leadership with being slow to change, consider this: Byzantines in Pa. are concentrated in towns in numbers that allow Byzantine parishes to operate.
Byzantines going to the south get scattered far and wide over six or seven states and dozens of metro areas in those states.
If you visit a Byzantine Church and talk with some of the older parishioners, you’ll hear stories about how they were reguarded with suspicion by Latin Rite Cathoilics, even their own friends (as for example when they were in Latin Rite schools).
byzantineevangelization.com /2006-0529/burger-joints-and-byzantine-churches   (3686 words)

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The formal terms used to express this symbolic appropriation were not new but consisted almost exclusively of the forms of Byzantine and, to a far smaller degree, Sassanian art.
With all the Islam-wide ramifications of its symbolism, it was an immanent building that served precise contemporary needs, the most crucial of which was to demonstrate to a Christian population (especially the orthodox church), which often still thought Muslim rule was a temporary misfortune, that Islam was here to stay.
Perhaps, some are ashamed of the name GREEK RITE CATHOLIC There is nothing to be ashamed of such a beautiful Rite as the GREEK RITE, even the western Latin Roman Catholics praise the beauty of the GREEK RITE ceremonies.
www.lycos.com /info/byzantine-art--byzantine-church.html?page=2   (559 words)

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