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Eastern Catholic Lent

How do the eastern Catholic rites celebrate Lent and Pascha?

Questions Covered:

  • 37:22 - What is the difference between the Hail Mary in the eastern rites and the western rites? 
  • 40:09 - Why are the liturgical readings different between East and West? 
  • 47:40 - Are Byzantine Catholics required to believe in the Filioque? 
  • 50:38 - When did the orthodox split off from the Catholic Church? 
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