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To: Mrs. Don-o
So, is there a special rite or ceremony by which an Orthodox person is received?

They just make a profession of faith.

Someone who is received from Eastern Orthodoxy automagically becomes a Byzantine Rite Catholic, not a Latin Rite Catholic. If they really want to become a Latin Rite Catholic (e.g., because they want to eventually seek ordination as a Latin Rite cleric), they would have to petition the Holy See for a formal change of rite.

38 posted on 12/10/2007 9:07:09 AM PST by Campion
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To: Campion
"If they really want to become a Latin Rite Catholic ...they would have to petition the Holy See for a formal change of rite."

Would this make any difference if the closest Eastern Rite Catholic Church is 500 miles away?

39 posted on 12/10/2007 9:35:06 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Credo ut intelligam. -- Anselm)
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