Talk:Ruthenian Catholic Church
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This article is in need of drastical improvement, since it says almost nothing about the history of Ruthenian church and what is says is plain myth. I have never heard of any evidence of St. Cyril and St. Methodius visiting Ruthenia, whose westernmost boundary is located 400 km east of Nitra in Slovakia, the westernmost mentioned missionary area visited by Thessaloniki-born brothers on the referred latitude.
On the other hand, there is no mention of colonization of Carpathians in 15th century, when a large masses of population of Galicia and Volynia have crossed the moutain ranges of Carpathians, bringing with them Eastern Christianity.
The Unia of Uzhhorod, the principal event in the history of the Ruthenian Greek-Catholic Church, is also neglected in the article. Does anybode have any troubles mentioning that the population was primarily Ortodox before the middle 17th century ?
I consider circumstances and aftermath of this event a crucially important for understanding the subject of the article. Because of this I tag the article as factually inaccurate.--Rachotilko 08:52, 22 June 2006 (UTC)
- I have now made a poor attempt to do what Rachotilko could well have done far better himself, by adding to the article the information in his possession and correcting any false information it may contain. Lima 10:49, 20 November 2006 (UTC)
Rite or Church
I was redirected to this article when I went looking for Ruthenian Rite, and found this article about the churches of that rite, but not too much about the rite itself. (Imagine if I had typed in Ambrosian rite and wound up at Archdiocese of Milan instead.) I don't particularly object to combining these two subjects, but it would be nice to have more info on the liturgy. To what family of rites does the Ruthenian belong to? What is its liturgical language? When was it written? What is the nature and provenance of its Latinisms? What is controversial about its reform?