A Byzantine Look at Worshipping Ad Orientem

The tradition of ad orientem worship is apostolic in origin. But despite that fact, there are more than a few Latin Catholics who are wary of such a tradition, in addition to other traditions such as Gregorian chant, incense, and reception of Communion kneeling and on the tongue. What’s interesting about this sentiment though, is that many of our Eastern Catholic brethren, specifically those of the Byzantine Rite, exclusively worship ad orientem.

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Part II