Western Rite

Western Rite can refer to:

  • Latin liturgical rites, rites used by the vast majority of the Roman Catholic Church, as well as some other Western Christians deriving from Catholicism
  • Western Rite Orthodoxy, Churches in communion with other Eastern Orthodox Churches who use a traditionally Western liturgical format

Famous quotes containing the words western and/or rite:

    Western man represents himself, on the political or psychological stage, in a spectacular world-theater. Our personality is innately cinematic, light-charged projections flickering on the screen of Western consciousness.
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947)

    Every ceremony or rite has a value if it is performed without alteration. A ceremony is a book in which a great deal is written. Anyone who understands can read it. One rite often contains more than a hundred books.
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