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Christians Baptized in an Eastern Orthodox Church

Reception into Full Communion

In the case of Christians baptized in an Eastern Orthodox Church who wish to enter into the fullness of Catholic communion, no liturgical rite is required, but simply a profession of Catholic faith.

N.B. After a period of appropriate pastoral formation, members of these Churches simply make a Profession of Faith through which they are incorporated into the corresponding Catholic Rite (e.g. Greek Orthodox become Greek Catholic) unless permission to transfer to the Latin Rite has been procured from the Vatican prior to their making a Profession of Faith.

They are to:

  • Receive suitable catechesis and spiritual formation.
  • Participate in the “Call to Continuing Conversion” in the Cathedral on the First Sunday of Lent.
  • Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the Lenten season.
  • No Rite of Reception into Full Communion
  • No Confirmation since the Catholic Church accepts the validity of Confirmation (administered at Baptism) in the Eastern Orthodox Churches.

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