Do very many of you live in a an area where the Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy is offered during the weekdays and still chanted?
I am close to making a decision on whether to formally transfer into the Ruthenian Byzantine metropolitan church, but I realize that if I put more priority on being in full communion with the Holy Father and the Holy Catholic Church as a whole rather than the Byzantine rite per se, I may still be marrying a Latin Catholic. Additionally, it is my personal desire that my children be exposed to the vast richness of the Catholic Church, including the Ordinariates, TLM, Latin OF, etc. Consequently, I am making a basic spiritual "blueprint", if you will, for what a dual jurisdiction Catholic family prayer life may look like.
And finally, this is not all an academic exercise. There are several women from the newly transferred Ordinariate parish I attend that I consider potential matches. I have strong feelings for one. (Indeed, I reject nothing from the Latin Church, and I have waited until the last possible minute, until it really matters, to decide on a transfer to the Byzantine church. For several years, I sung at this parish - in its choir and its congregation - for its major feasts, namely the Paschal season, then followed it with Divine Liturgy at the Byzantine community. However, the parish transferred into the Ordinariate from the archdiocese last week, and with the parish transfer came the option for individual members to transfer into the Ordinariate as well, which I will not be doing. However, as I do not regularly worship in archdiocesan parishes anymore, it really does not make any sense for me to be under the local archbishop's jurisdiction.)