Rorate Caeli

Light from the East

Eastern Catholic bishops from 14 countries in Europe met recently in Ukraine, in Uzhhorod (in the Ruthenian Greek Catholic Eparchy of Mukachevo) from May 12 to 14, 2009. Photo galleries of the magnificent hierarchical Divine Liturgies:

H/t ByzCath Forum


Carolina Cannonball said...

congrats on your win in the Cannonball Awards... and its good to see the Eastern Church get a larger internet presence.

dcs said...

The bishop in the Roman miter ... Armenian?

Anonymous said...

How beautiful are the traditions of the Eastern Churches...It inspires the mind to the arts and the heavenly..I am always captivated by Eastern and Orthodox liturgies..Something the Latin Church too hastily regarded in the 70's...

LeonG said...

Sacred Tradition cries out to faltering Christendom from the heart of the East - whence the light of the Earth rises.

Rome take note.

Ogard said...

Yes, it is beautiful, and doctrinally sound, although one must admit that there is a difference between the Orthodox proper or Byzantine Catholic liturgy, and those of precalcedonic Churches and their Catholic counterparts. I had opportunity to attend all “schismatic” liturgies, although not all of them in their proper setting because not all have their purpose built churches in Diaspora; and all but Armenian and Coptic, Catholic counterparts. It is a great and, in the Latin Church, despised treasure.

Carlos Antonio Palad said...

"congrats on your win in the Cannonball Awards... and its good to see the Eastern Church get a larger internet presence."

On behalf of the whole Rorate Caeli team, thank you! We'll be acknowledging it in a more formal manner in a short while.

"The bishop in the Roman miter ... Armenian?"

either Chaldean or Syriac Catholic -- the SC's (and their cousins, the Chaldean Catholics) tend to be quite latinized and wear not only the Latin mitre but also lace albs and their "phayno" (the cope-like vestment that corresponds to the chasuble, much like the Byzantine phelonion) is practically the Latin cope (their Orthodox counterparts have more Oriental-looking designs).

Armenians have a large collar (reminiscent of medieval amices).

Anonymous said...

Isn't it ironic that those who had a tendency for heresy in the past, the Orthodox, have now a liturgy that was kept throught the ages, while the defenders of the faith changed theirs to the point of hard recognizability?
Benedict XVI has recently said that Vatican II was not a rupture. Father Joseph Gelineau, S.J , (one of individuals who formulated the New Mass) was quoted in Michael Davies book Pope Paul's New Mass: "The New Mass is a different liturgy. This needs to be said without ambiguity. The Roman Rite, as we knew it, no longer exists. It has been destroyed."

ag_vn said...

"The bishop in the Roman miter ... Armenian?"

"either Chaldean or Syriac Catholic..."

He is neither Armenian, nor Chaldean, nor Syriac Catholic bishop ;)

It is Archbishop Joseph Soueif, the Maronite Archbishop of Cyprus. I think, currently he is the only non-Byzantine Catholic bishop in Europe (although geographically some view Cyprus to be part of the Middle East, but at least it is member of the EU).