Problems with the Western Rites
St. Edward's speaks out regarding the Western Rites
See page 15 of this month's The Shepherd Magazine
"... In a sense, we do not have ritual in Orthodoxy. I remember years ago seeing Fr Vladimir serve at Jordanville. One could not say he was performing a ritual (although of course there is an outward ritual form to our services), rather it was clear that he was entering into a dialogue with our Saviour. Perhaps I exaggerate - I was young and impressionable at the time, but it does seem to me that the Western Rite (what I have seen of it) promotes a contrary spirit, - to put it very crudely, a “look at me, see how well I am doing this” ethos. ..."
"... But, in short, my advice would be, if you want to become Orthodox, or grow in Orthodoxy, avoid the Western Rite. ..."
– Actually there are a number of related posts, many are concentrated in the period starting 7/30/11 and continuing through 9/21/11 when RRb ran a series of posts on this subject.
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