Dear Eastern Catholicism Forums,
I just attended my first Eastern Liturgy today and I am amazed how much it’s fed me spiritually. It’s a never-ending grace and it felt like the prayer I’ve been needing since I last attended a Latin Mass a few months ago.
Would like to learn more about the Eastern liturgy!
I spoke to a good friend of mine, a youth minister at my parish, about the history of the Catholic Church and the Eastern division. Essentially it’s an orthodox church that manages itself without allegiance to the pope.
Can someone give me more information on the following statements? Perhaps some doctrines, articles or history to support or disprove it.
The Catholic Church did not forbid marriage until 200 years when Jesus Christ instituted the celebration of the Mass.
Peter, the first pope, was married.
The Catholic Church, as founded by Jesus Christ of Nazareth, bore the sign of the cross originally as from the top, bottom, right to left. The congregation did in fact perceive this blessing as from top, bottom, left to right.
The Eastern Church brought the sung Mass into the western liturgy. Prior to that, the Latin Rite did not have any “songs” that we now hear.
What are the origins of “Kyrie Eleison” “Christe Eleison” ?
Did the Eastern church have any say in the Council of Trent?
Does the Eastern Church disbelieve in the immaculate conception?
Explain the belief of the “risen Christ” and the “crucified Christ” that the west believes.
Does the eastern Church believe that we are in our glorified body? Will Christ return for them? How exactly does that work and differ from the protestants? From my understanding, the Eastern Church is essentially stuck at the 1050s (correct me if I’m wrong).