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The Metropolitan’s opinion on the Rite

"First of all, maybe this false and evil byzantizm lies in dogmatization of the rites, ascribing dogmatic meaning to the ritual forms."

"Ritual issues were always connected to political ones, and policy always had dogmatic shading."
"Christians have to follow their rites … yet they may pray in a Latin church, listen to the Mass, and confess and partake of Holy Communion.”