Tag: Ukrainian Catholics

When Traditions End: On the Changing Date of Christmas and Ukrainian Identity
Liturgical Life

When Traditions End: On the Changing Date of Christmas and Ukrainian Identity

I first heard the rumor’s confirmation as I was heading out the church door. The cantor was saying goodbye to me and added with a half-smile that change was inevitable. The Julian calendar was bound to fall behind the Gregorian calendar, he said, so much that Christmas according to the two calendars eventually would be…

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In Defense of Uniate Idiosyncrasy
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Liturgical Life

In Defense of Uniate Idiosyncrasy

Recently I made up my mind to visit Eastern Catholic parishes. Though canonically Roman Catholic, I have long known my theological portion to fall with Origen and his heirs. But for reasons now dark to my gaze my theological predilections did not translate to liturgical ones. Until anyhow they did—not least due to the compelling…

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