Western Rite 101

Below are some resources to better understand Western Rite Orthodoxy.  Following the precept of ‘why reinvent the wheel’ we have linked to some of the premier sources for further information on the Western Rite, both in concise form and very detailed.

Articles on the Western Rite

A Brief History of Western Orthodoxy by Fr. David F. Abramtsov  *(actually very detailed;  thru 2000)
A Brief History of the Western Rite by  Fr. John Connely, MA
Complete Western Rite Service Book

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Informational Web Pages on the Western Rite

St. Gregory’s Orthodox Church Archive
Extensive collection of articles about the Western Rite history, services, music and more

Reference Library of St. Mark’s Orthodox Church
Brief but informative articles about a variety of Orthodox practices and teachings

Orthodox West
Devotional writings and, podcasts and a daily Divine Office

Media Presentations on the Western Rite

The Orthodox West:  Journey of Three Priests
Details the journey to the Western Rite of three priests (including our own priest, Fr. Alban!)

Ladyminster
The story of a Western Orthodox Monastery

General Media Presentations on the Orthodox Church
What is the Orthodox Church?
What is the Task of Orthodox Christians Living in America?

 

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