or “Thea Logica Solicits Cheap Help for Her Research Project”.
OK, so I got this bright idea. A lot of Latin Rite Catholics come to visit my little Byzantine Catholic parish. Some of them stay. Many are confused. They ask a lot of questions to the effect of “What in the name of Sam Hill is going on here?”
So yesterday during liturgy, the idea hit me… I could put together a little brochure to explain the Byzantine Liturgy to the visiting Latins, a little FAQ kind of a thing. Heck, I hold a teaching office in my church, it’s my job to educate people about these sorts of things. I do occasionally find myself answering questions about the icons, theology, Byzantine spirituality, etc.
But really, I’m at a loss as to what specific questions I would need to answer to guide a confused Latin Rite Catholic through the Byzantine liturgy.
So, if you’re a Latin Rite Catholic who has visited a Byzantine Catholic parish and been a bit bewildered, ask me a question. I won’t promise an immediate answer, I may have to research it a bit, which will take time, but what ends up in this thread will provide the basis of an educational campaign that will sweep… the corner of Lindell and O’Bannon.
I’m not going to exclude questions from Protestants, Eastern Orthodox Christians, Jews, Pagans, atheists and agnostics, but I will ask you to forgive me if my answers are a bit on the short side. I would welcome other Catholic Dopers hellping me to field these questions…
OK, let the questioning begin.