I was received into Orhodoxy in a Western Rite (Antiochian) church. I have worked out of town, then moved and now attend and love an Eastern Rite parish. My question is: there is some variation in parish to parish Liturgy. At the Western Rite parish we stood except for the Epistle and Homily and never knelt. This has also been true in some Eastern parishes. I've been in parishes where some people stand while others sit at certain parts of the Liturgy. I also noticed people kneeling during parts of the Liturgy. Not a big deal to me but I thought the Liturgy would be more Uniform. I now prefer the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom over the The Western Rite but was just curious.