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

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