I ask out of pure ignorance in a desire for knowledge…
A priest at my Roman Catholic parish is Indian, originally from the Syrio Malabar Church. I was not aware of this until I heard that he was to celebrate a Divine Liturgy at our parish as part of the silver jubillee of his ordaination this past Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately I could not stay.
I’d be interested in any information on what might have been required for him to do this? Would he be considered bi-ritual? Would this have required permission from the Roman Catholic Bishop or the relevant Syrio Malabar authority? Can a Roman Catholic deacon assist?
I’m not trying to investigate liturgical or any other abuses. The subject simply fascinates me, and I feel that I may have missed out on something special.