Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: BYZANTINE RITE, 06-02-14
Posted on 06/02/2014 8:36:22 AM PDT by Salvation
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Ritual and ecclesiastical policy followed by the Church of Constantinople. The second most widely used rite after the Roman, it has three forms: 1. the Liturgy of St. James the Elder, modified by St. Basil and named after him; 2. St. John Chrysostom's later modification, which became the common Eucharistic service of Constantinople. Though it did not displace the original St. Basil's, it did limit its use; 3. the liturgy of the Presanctified, essentially the distribution of the Blessed Sacrament consecrated on the preceding Sunday.
All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
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Priests in the Byzantine are permitted to remain married, if they were married before ordination.
“The second most widely used rite after the Roman,”; How is that possible? Is that to say the Byzantine Rite is used as the Greek Orthodox/Russian Orthodox?
Only inside their “traditional” areas. It’s not allowed in the US, Canada, Australia, etc., where the majority of Byzantine Rite Catholics live. Much of the OCA is made up of former Byzantine Catholics who decried the violation of their communal agreement with Rome when Rome decided to ignore its side of the bargain in allowing married priests.
The various liturgies were also Latinized and are not the originals written by Sts. Basil and Chrysostom and used by the Orthodox Church. The differences amount to a couple of words, but they are extremely important theologically.
The former name in the Roman Rite was also "The Mass of the Presanctified." Without a consecration it's not technically mass, so the name for it in the novus ordo is "Solemn Liturgical Action."
Learning all the time. I didn’t think about Good Friday.