Eastern Rite vs. Roman Rite Catholic Church: What’s the Difference? This Byzantine Priest Explains

The Catholic Talk Show, YouTube

How much do you know about the Eastern Rite Catholic Churches?

On this week’s episode of The Catholic Talk Show, Ryan Scheel, Fr. Rich Pagano, and Ryan DellaCrosse discuss The Eastern Rite Catholic Churches with Fr. Elias Rafaj, the pastor of St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church in Houston, Texas.

The guys discuss some of the following:

• What are the 23 Eastern Rite Churches?
• What are the major differences between East & West?
• Do Eastern Catholics use the Filioque?
• Why do we make the Sign of the Cross different?
• Can Roman Catholics receive Eucharist in the Eastern Churches?
• Who were the 5 Ancient Patriarchs?
• Why does the East use leavened bread?

Listen to the episode below:


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[See also: All the Many Rites of the Catholic Church (Including the Lesser-Known Ones), In One Diagram]

[See also: 4 Misconceptions Far Too Many Latin Catholics Have About Eastern Catholic Churches]