Friday, November 07, 2008

A Report on the Ground

Although this blog often reports on news and developments within the Western Rite, it is sometimes nice back up and read a few words from someone simply describe his or her experience worshiping according to the Western Rite. (See, for instance, this Mystery Worshipper review of Christminster Monastery.) For that reason, I was happy to find these words from an Orthodox blogger, who is not Western Rite, commenting on her experience in an Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate parish. Here are her words:
Which Jurisdiction has maintained the purist, and thus most beneficial rite? The first Orthodox Church I visited was a western rite Antiochian Church. During that service I had a deeply mystical experience that will keep me Orthodox forever, so they are “Orthodox enough” for me.
Thanks be to God He touched this blogger in his canonical Western Rite service. We wish her well. May He always hold her in His hands.