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To: NYer
I've added what I understand to be the dates that each of the churches joined the Catholic Church:

Alexandrian liturgical tradition:
... Coptic Catholic Church (Egypt; patriarchate) ..(1741)
... Ethiopian Catholic Church (Ethiopia) ..(1846)

Antiochian liturgical tradition
... Maronite Church (Lebanon, diaspora; patriarchate)..(1182)
... Syriac (Syrian) Catholic Church ..(1781)
...... (Lebanon, Syria, diaspora; patriarchate)
... Syro-Malankara Catholic Church ..(1930)
...... (India; major archbishopric)

Armenian liturgical tradition
... Armenian Catholic Church..(1742)
...... (Armenia, diaspora; patriarchate)

Chaldean or East Syrian liturgical tradition
... Chaldean Catholic Church (Iraq, diaspora; patriarchate) ..(1692)
... Syro-Malabar Church (India; major archbishopric) ..(1599)

Byzantine (Constantinopolitan) liturgical tradition
... Albanian Greek Catholic Church (Albania)..(1628)
... Belarusian Greek Catholic Church (Belarus) ..(1596)
... Bulgarian Greek Catholic Church (Bulgaria) ..(1861)
... Byzantine Church of the Eparchy of Krizevci ..(1611)
...... (Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro)
... Greek Byzantine Catholic Church (Greece, Turkey) ..(1829)
... Hungarian Greek Catholic Church (Hungary) ..(1646)
... Italo-Albanian Catholic Church (Italy) ..(same as Roman)
... Macedonian Greek Catholic Church (Macedonia) ..(1918)
... Melkite Greek Catholic Church ..(1726)
...... (Syria, diaspora; patriarchate)
... Romanian Church United with Rome ..(1697)
...... (Romania; major archbishopric)
... Russian Catholic Church (Russia, China) ..(1905)
... Ruthenian Catholic Church (Ukraine, diaspora) ..(1646)
... Slovak Greek Catholic Church (Slovakia, Canada)..(1646)
... Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church ..(1595)
...... (Ukraine, diaspora; major archbishopric)

23 posted on 12/03/2009 8:41:39 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (New Wizard of Oz: Pelosi as the Wicked Witch of the West & Michelle as the Wicked Witch of the East.)
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To: BlessedBeGod
Thank you for the post. Interesting dates; where did you obtain these?

Maronite Church (Lebanon, diaspora; patriarchate)..(1182)

This one is definitely wrong. The founding of the Maronite Church is due to three historical events: the life and deeds of St. Maron, the establishment of the Monastery of Bet Maroun ("the House of Maron"), and the organization of the Maronite Partriarchate. Based on the writings of Theodoret and Chrysostom, we usually date St. Maron's life from 350-410 (although some have placed his death as late as 423). In a letter addressed to Pope Hormisdas in 517, monks of St. Maron address the Pope as the one occupying the Chair of St. Peter, and inform him that they are undergoing many sufferings and attacks patiently. You can read the extensive history of the Maronite Catholic Church here.

25 posted on 12/04/2009 3:31:46 AM PST by NYer ("One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone" - Benedict XVI)
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