I am an Eastern Orthodox Christian and I love the Orthodox Church and the traditions therein, but I have been considering checking out my local Byzantine Catholic parish and possibly one day becoming Byzantine Catholic.
Why? Well, I feel it’s the best of both worlds. I can still be “Orthodox” while at the same time be in communion with all of Rome (the Pope and the entire Roman Catholic Church). Lately, I have been feeling a need to come into communion with Rome and I want to “bridge the gap” between myself and my fellow Catholics and quit being a separatist.
I’m tired of the division and would like to come into communion with the greater part of Christendom. Now, so far this is just a thought of mine and it will take some time to talk to not only my priest but also an Eastern Catholic priest to see if this really is the right move. I have no idea what to expect at this point. Any thoughts on the matter?