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Western Rite priests and bi-ritual faculties

copticorthodoxboy

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Do the Orthodox priests serving in a WRO church generally hold bi-ritual faculties (with regard to the Eastern and Western Rites)?
If an Eastern Rite priest was interested in serving the Western Rite how would he go about obtaining bi-ritual facilities (assuming it's possible)?
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I really don't think this is an issue.  It's not like wherein the Roman Church, priests have to receive some sort of extraordinary dispensation to be able to serve both rites.  Since most of the WR priests in the Orthodox  jurisdictions that have a WR (only Antioch and ROCOR, though I've heard that ROCOR's WR parishes have been scaled back) are converts from other WRs (mainly Anglicanism, but some from Lutherans and a few from Catholics), most of them are comfortable staying with that.
 

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Yeah, I don't think the Orthodox Churches with Western Orthodox clergy look at it the way Rome does. I think most active Western Orthodox clergy serve in communities following the Western Rites, but their larger context is Byzantine Rite and I know that due to local pastoral needs some have been sent by their bishops temporarily (or even for a season) to serve in Byzantine Rite communities. In the end it doesn't matter if you're Western or Eastern Orthodox, a priest is a priest regardless of his rite and serves with the blessing of his bishop in the rite of whatever community he's been placed in.
 

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Does anyone know if Roman/Fiddleback style vestments are permitted in Western Rite Orthodox parishes?  The few videos/photos I've seen the clergy wear the gothic style vestments.
I always loved the ornate style of the Roman chasuble when I was a Catholic and always encouraged my FOC to wear this style chasuble.
 

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coptic orthodox boy said:
Does anyone know if Roman/Fiddleback style vestments are permitted in Western Rite Orthodox parishes?
I can't speak about the Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate, but only Gothic style vestments are worn in ROCOR. 
 

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coptic orthodox boy said:
Does anyone know if Roman/Fiddleback style vestments are permitted in Western Rite Orthodox parishes?  The few videos/photos I've seen the clergy wear the gothic style vestments.
I always loved the ornate style of the Roman chasuble when I was a Catholic and always encouraged my FOC to wear this style chasuble.
Yes. There's no restriction on the fiddleback in the AWRV. Not all priests in the Viacariate wear them, but I think that is more because of preference.
 

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coptic orthodox boy said:
Does anyone know if Roman/Fiddleback style vestments are permitted in Western Rite Orthodox parishes?  The few videos/photos I've seen the clergy wear the gothic style vestments.
I always loved the ornate style of the Roman chasuble when I was a Catholic and always encouraged my FOC to wear this style chasuble.
LOL. My pre-Vatican II missal rails against them.
 

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Prufrock said:
coptic orthodox boy said:
Does anyone know if Roman/Fiddleback style vestments are permitted in Western Rite Orthodox parishes?
I can't speak about the Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate, but only Gothic style vestments are worn in ROCOR.
Thanks for the information.

Reader KevinAndrew said:
coptic orthodox boy said:
Does anyone know if Roman/Fiddleback style vestments are permitted in Western Rite Orthodox parishes?  The few videos/photos I've seen the clergy wear the gothic style vestments.
I always loved the ornate style of the Roman chasuble when I was a Catholic and always encouraged my FOC to wear this style chasuble.
Yes. There's no restriction on the fiddleback in the AWRV. Not all priests in the Viacariate wear them, but I think that is more because of preference.
Thanks for the information. 

ialmisry said:
coptic orthodox boy said:
Does anyone know if Roman/Fiddleback style vestments are permitted in Western Rite Orthodox parishes?  The few videos/photos I've seen the clergy wear the gothic style vestments.
I always loved the ornate style of the Roman chasuble when I was a Catholic and always encouraged my FOC to wear this style chasuble.
LOL. My pre-Vatican II missal rails against them.
Yes I have heard that before, though oddly enough they are now considered the "traditional" style vestment among traditionalist Catholics.  As for me, I feel they are tailored better.  For me the Gothic style is the "off the rack suit" type chasuble while the Roman style is a "finely tailored suit" type chasuble hahahaha.
 
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