[There are 21 Eastern Catholic Churches -- Orthodox in Communion with Rome?]
Perhaps you can explain to us why you believe you are still Orthodox even though by being 'in communion with Rome' you are also under it's authority and are required to accept its dogma which is Roman Catholic rather than Orthodox Catholic. (See the canons of your Eastern Catholic church listed below)
I can only gather that by accepting the title 'Orthodox In Communion with Rome' you are relegating your religious identity to one that is based purely on Ritual. Since, at this point, that is the only similiarity your church shares with the Holy Orthodox Catholic faith.
Regarding the two titles we are discussing (Catholics In Communion With Rome/Orthodox In Communion With Rome) lets just concentrate on what it means to be 'In Communion With Rome' by going into the "CODE OF CANONS OF THE EASTERN CATHOLIC CHURCHES" and pointing out Canons that put your church under the authority of the Pope regardless of the sui juris status that you claim -
Canon 32: No one can validly transfer to another Church sui juris WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE APOSTOLIC SEE.
Under "The Roman Pontiff" -
Canon 43: <snipe> By virtue of his office (munus) he possesses SUPREME, FULL, IMMEDIATE AND UNIVERSAL ORDINARY POWER IN THE CHURCH WHICH HE IS ALWAYS ABLE TO EXERCISE FREELY.
Canon 45: By virtue of his office (munus), the Roman Pontiff not only possesses power OVER THE ENTIRE CHURCH but also obtains the primacy power OVER ALL THE EPARCHIES AND THEIR GROUPINGS. <snipe>
Canon 46, Item 2: The participation of patrarchs AND ALL OTHER HIERACHS WHO PRESIDE OVER CHURCHES SUI JURIS in the synod of Bishops IS REGULATED BY SPECIAL NORMS ESTABLISHED BY THE ROMAN PONTIFF HIMSELF.
Under "The College of Bishops" -
Canon 50: The college of bishops EXCERCIZES POWER OVER THE ENTIRE CHURCH IN A SOLEMN MANNER IN AN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL.
Under 'Patriarchal Churches" -
Canon 92: The Patriarch is to manifest hierachal communion with the Roman
Pontiff, Successor to St Peter, through the fidelity, reverence, AND OBEDIENCE THAT ARE DUE TO THE SUPREME PASTOR OF THE ENTIRE CHURCH.
Regarding Required Dogma of the sui juris Churches within the RCC -
Canon 597: (1) The Roman Pontiff, in virtue of his office (munus), ENJOYS INFALLIBLE TEACHING AUTHORITY if, as SUPREME PASTOR AND TEACHER OF ALL THE CHRISTIAN FATHFUL whose duty it is to confirm his fellow believers in the faith, HE PROCLAIMS BY A DEFINITIVE ACT THAT A DOCTINE OF FAITH OR MORALS IS TO BE HELD.
(2) The college of Bishops also POSSESSES INFALLIBLE TEACHING AUTHORITY if the bishops, assembled in an ecumenical council, exercise their teaching authority, and, as teachers and judges of faith and morals FOR THE ENTIRE CHURCH, DECLARE THAT A DOCTRINE OF FAITH AND MORALS MUST BE HELD DEFINITIVELY; <snipe>
Canon 598: (1) A person must believe with divine and Catholic faith all those things contained in the word of God written and handed down, that is, in the one deposit of faith entrusted to the Church and at the same time proposed AS DIVINELY REVEALED EITHER BY THE SOLEMN MAGISTERIUM OF THE CHURCH OR BY ITS ORDINARY AND UNIVERSAL MAGISTERIUM THAT IS MANIFESTED BY THE COMMON ADHERENCE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITHFUL UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THE SACRED MAGISTERIUM; THEREFORE, ALL ARE BOUND TO AVOID ANY DOCTRINES WHATSOEVER CONTRARY TO THEM.
(2) Furthermore, each and every thing set forth definitively by the magisterium of the Church regarding teaching on faith and morals must be firmly accepted and held; namely, those things required for the holy keeping and faithful exposition of the deposit of faith; therefore, ANYONE WHO REJECTS PROPOSTIONS THAT ARE TO BE HELD DEFINITIVELY SETS HIMSELF AGAINST THE TEACHINGS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
Canon 1436: (1) A PERSON WHO DENIES SOME TRUTH THAT MUST BE BELIEVED BY DIVINE AND CATHOLIC FAITH, OR WHO CALLS IT INTO DOUBT, OR TOTALLY REJECTS THE CATHOLIC FAITH, AND DOES NOT RECONSIDER,
THOUGH LEGITIMATELY WARNED, IS TO BE PUNISHED AS A HERETIC OR AN APOSTATE WITH A MAJOR EXCOMMUNICATION;MOREOEVER, A CLERIC CAN BE PUNISHED WITH OTHER PENALTIES, NOT EXCLUDING DEPOSITION.
(2) IN ADDITION TO THESE CASES, WHOEVER OBSTINATELY REJECTS A TEACHING THAT THE ROMAN PONTIFF OR THE COLLEGE OF BISHOPS, EXERCISING EXERCISING THE AUTHENTIC MAGISTERIUM, HAVE SET FORTH TO BE HELD DEFINITIVELY, OR WHO AFFIRMS WHAT THEY HAVE CONDEMNED AS ERRONEOUS, AND DOES NOT RETACT AFTER HAVING BEEN LEGIMATELY WARNED, IS TO BE PUNISHED WITH AN APPROPRIATE PENALTY.
[I like being an Eastern Catholic. I like being Orthodox in Communion with Rome.]
But you don't agree with being identified as 'Catholic In Communion With Rome'?
Your statement makes no sense.
[Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to return to the faith of my ancestors.!
The faith of your ancestors was the Holy Orthodox Catholic Church. Your mother Church is the church of Constantinople not Rome. Pleas explain the above statement.
P.S.: Think I recognize your writing style. How are things in the Byzantine Forum?