Consecration of Bishops


#1

About the consecration of bishops: although I know that both the Eastern and Western Catholic rites generally hold to the Nicean tradition of having three co-consecrating bishops, are there major differences in Eastern and Western consecration rituals?

Another thing: would it be valid and licit if, say, a consecration was performed by a Latin rite bishop and two Greek rite bishops, or any other combination of bishops of different rites?


#2

Another thing: would it be valid and licit if, say, a consecration was performed by a Latin rite bishop and two Greek rite bishops, or any other combination of bishops of different rites?

It would not be customary. It has happened. As long as they are Eastern Rite and not Eastern Orthodox, it would be valid and licit.

John


#3

isnt it that during the requiem mass of HH JP2, there were members of the eastern church who concelebrated that mass.


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[quote=viktor aleksndr]isnt it that during the requiem mass of HH JP2, there were members of the eastern church who concelebrated that mass.
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Eastern RITES, yes. These Rites are under the full jurisdiction of the Pope. As Vatican II said,

These individual Churches, whether of the East or the West, although they differ somewhat among themselves in rite (to use the current phrase), that is, in liturgy, ecclesiastical discipline, and spiritual heritage, are, nevertheless, each as much as the others, entrusted to the pastoral government of the Roman Pontiff, the divinely appointed successor of St. Peter in primacy over the universal Church.
[right]Decree on the Catholic Churches of the Eastern Rite

[left]The Catholic Church does not concelebrate with members of, say, the Greek Orthodox Church, because (sadly) we are not IN COMMUNION with this Church.

For information about Eastern Rites, see this site.

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