Wednesday, October 03, 2007

St. Benedict Western Rite Church, ROCOR

Great news: there is more than one Western Rite parish in Oklahoma City! The new Antiochian WRV parish in OKC has a predecessor in another canonical jurisdiction. St. Benedict Orthodox Church (ROCOR) in Oklahoma City, OK, describes itself as a bi-ritual parish blessed to serve both the Byzantine Divine Liturgy and the Western Rite liturgy approved by the Russian Church in 1872 (the "Western Rite Liturgy of St. Gregory the Dialogist" or "the pre-Schism Latin Mass"). Glory to God! On that site, you can see some beautiful photos of Fr. Anthony Nelson serving the Western Rite liturgy. How thrilling to see the Western Rite continue to advance in ROCOR in an authentic manner adhering to its venerable tradition.

(Update: Someone pointed out how sad it is that a certain vagante has enviously demeaned this rite as a "deformation.")

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Blogger Eric Jobe said...

I wish these were around when I lived there.

2:44 PM  

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