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The Church is Christ continuing to live in His Mystical Body. The Liturgical Sacrifice and prayer of the Church are the sacrifice and prayer of Christ, the Prototype of the Cosmos. The Eastern theologians are so clearly aware of this doctrine that all their prayers bear its stamp. This universal (or catholic) largeness of their views faithfully rendered in the prayers of the Byzantine Church is a reason why this Church is so timeless in its theology.

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1 Sara Di Diego = "The Traditional Byzantine Rite is as follows:"Since it claims its origin from Christ and His Apostles, the Church proves the authenticity of its teaching with the teaching of the living Spirit, the uninterrupted faithfulness to the Word of God, by referring to it as the Apostolic Tradition.  All the prayers of the Byzantine Church are taken from this tradition, thus forming mosaics of quotations from the Word of God, the writings of the Apostles, and the teachings of their successors."Source:http://orthodoxcatholicmonastery.com/the-byzantine-rite/"
2 Sara Di Diego = "The Mystical Byzantine view is as follows:"When Byzantine theologians describe the reality of the love of God, they turn to expressions of admiration, amazement, awe and wonder.  To define this love is to limit it; it, therefore, must remain unlimited, boundless, indefinable, and unexplainable.In a sharp departure from the principles of Western spirituality, Byzantine spirituality makes no distinction between private and public prayer.  There is continuity between the prayers Christians recite in the assembly of the church and the interior life by which each of them unites in the divine mystery.  The Byzantine Liturgy offers to each one the necessary seeds of contemplation.  In return the Church expects of each one a close participation in its prayers of praise and thanksgiving."Source:http://orthodoxcatholicmonastery.com/the-byzantine-rite/"
3 Sara Di Diego = "The popular view on the Byzantine Rite is as follows:"Byzantine Rite services are to the worshipers not a duty to be discharged but an experience to be lived, unfolding in action the meaning of the Church as the Body of Christ.  In them there is constant motion and personal participation.  The celebrants do not stay at the altar; they come out of the sanctuary and walk in the midst of the congregation, first to incense, then to carry the Gospel Book, finally to transfer the oblations in a solemn procession.  We are mystically surrounded by the saints and wrapped in icons with a mantle of eternity; candles flicker in a thousand hues of light; incense creates a warm atmosphere of prayer; music swells from every corner of the assembled congregation.  Deacons move around and between the people and the priest. In the middle of the sanctuary stands the Bishop, the image of Christ, presiding over the Liturgy.  Every act, gesture and movement has its meaning and points to a spiritual reality."Source:http://orthodoxcatholicmonastery.com/the-byzantine-rite/"