I would like to hear everyones thoughts on the nature of Western Rite Orthodoxy. My own parish priest seems to view the WR as a liturgical rite alone. The teaching, preaching, catechesis, etc. is all drawn from standard (i.e. eastern) sources. We also encorporate some Byzantine elements into the liturgy and prayers as well. It seems to me however that the WR should embrace all of our western patrimony as far as is possible. I suppose I see the analogy for us more in the example of the Eastern Catholic Churches. Has there been any clarification on this subject? Are we a liturgical rite alone or more than that?