Luciantodoran wrote:Who can help me by saying to me which version of the Bible in Greek is nowadays used by the Greek Orthodox Church, by the Greek Roman-Catholic Church and by the Greek Greek-Catholic Church?
Luciantodoran wrote:The other two Churches, the Roman-Catholic Church and the Greek-Catholic Church are actually, one Church, the Catholic Church.
This can be explained because the Catholic Church has only one belief (so only one dogma), but many ways of expressing it, which are called "rites" and there are related to each people's, to each nation's traditions.
modus.irrealis wrote:because of the rite (I guess things like the Litrugy of St. Chrysostom right?)
modus.irrealis wrote:And I like the picture you included, to me it looks like two "Orthodox" hats and then a "Catholic" hat .
Luciantodoran wrote:Yes, the form, the shape, of the Liturgy is the most important element of the rite. The Byzantine rite Catholic Churces (and the Greek Orthodox Churches) have three types of Liturgies: the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom (this is the most often celebrated), as you have said, the Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great (celebrated in the Sundays of thett Lent) and the Liturgy of Saint Gregory of Nazianzus (which has the name "liturgy", but has no preface and it's celebrated in the Wednesdays and Fridays of the Lent).
Yes, Greek-Catholic and Orthodox bishops and have the same liturgical vestments, so the same "hats" (mitres). The Greek-Catholic and Roman-Catholic priests and bishops are allowed to celebrate the Divine Liturgy together even though have different "hats": they have the same belief. The Greek-Catholic and Orthodox priests and bishops are not allowed to celebrate together the Liturgy although they have the same "hats": their belief is not the same (but it is very close).
I would recommend to you, the Catholic Encyclopedia's site where you can find thorugh articles about the Byzantine Church. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to post them. I'm here to answer.
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