I’m curious to know the stats of the Eastern and Oriental Catholic Christians here, whether you are native, adopted, or translated.
By native, I mean those born into Eastern/Oriental Catholic families.
By adopted, I mean those, from non-Eastern/non-Oriental traditions, who became Eastern/Oriental Catholics by choosing to do so.
By translated, I mean those, from the same Eastern/Oriental tradition, who became Eastern/Oriental Catholic by choosing to do so.
Ok, now a question:
If you’re native, what do you think about the inclusion of adopted and translated members into your Church?
If you’re adopted, how have you adjusted to the life of Eastern/Oriental Catholicism?
If you’ve translated, how do you see your new situation as an Eastern/Oriental Catholic versus your older situation as an EO/OO/ACotE?
I am a native Chaldean Catholic I think it is very good for us whenever we receive Westerners as members of our Church, though our Church continues to be largely an ethnic Church. Usually, the Chaldean “culture shock” is more strongly felt among the Westerners than the variances in Chaldean religious practice.
As far as translations from the Assyrian or Ancient Churches of the East, I’m excited to see how it will turn out for Assyrian bishop Mar Bawai Soro and his faithful people, and would very much love their situation to be sorted out so that we may be one.
Ok, now how about you?