Hey all. I’d like to ask an opinion from other Catholics, Both latin and Byzantine.
Im a Ukranian Greek Catholic, who has never really been bought up in the Greek-Catholic Church, I attened the Modern Roman Rite of the Mass all my life until I was 18…however all through my early life I always felt somthing was missing from the Mass.
I then started to explore the more Historical Mass’s and Liturgies of the Church both the Classical Roman Mass ‘SSPX’ (which i have only recently attened) as well as the Ukraninian Greek-Catholic Liturgy, the Melkite Liturgy, the Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox (ROCOR), and even Coptic Liturgy.
After exploring all these Liturgies; getting involved in the all the diffent church’s and making friends in all of them; I feel more pulled to the Orthodox Church…I feel more Orthodox that I do Catholic. and the Greek-Catholic Churchs are im afraid so latinized, in fact most of them Ive attend have no Icon Screan, use statues and pray the Rosary, and the Liturgy was spoken like a Nouvos Ordo.
So ive been toying with the Idea of Conversion for a good year and a half now. I would also like state that even though Im more Orthodox that Catholic in my thinking, I dont at all (like alot of Orthodox) belive that Catholic orders and Mysteries are invalid
My question is this: Is it wrong for me to Convert to Orthodoxy from the Catholic prespective? even though Rome belives that the Orthodox Churches are true Paticular Churches?
Ive been trying to work out what to do for ages now, and Ive decided I cant figure it out by myself, and the Catholic priests ive spoken to on this matter have very little knowledge of whats Romes current attitude to the Orthodox Church. so Im hoping there may be some Knowledgable Catholics on this Board that can help me out.