The first photograph highlights the sad condition of the Melkite Church in America prior to Vatican II, while the second picture shows the degree of progress made since the close of that Western Synod. That said, the process of de-Latinization is ongoing, and will no doubt continue for several generations, because Latinization has sadly been engrained into the thinking of many Melkite Catholics, and changing that way of thinking will take a very long time.Perhaps some day the Eastern Orthodox Churches will stop imposing easternizations upon the Western Rite and allow unleavened hosts, the filioque, and the standard western epiclesis to Churches who decide to become Western Rite Orthodox. Are Western Rite Orthodox parishes allowed to have statues or must they have Icons?
Alas, historically speaking, it is the Latin Church that has required that its theology and liturgical usages be adopted by others, and not the Eastern Orthodox Churches.
I have seen first hand the damage done to the Melkite Catholic Church in the United States, and Melkites are still struggling to overcome the Latinization that devastated our Churches, as the photographs posted above clearly show. I have not seen comparable photographs of Western Rite Orthodox parishes that show the same degree of damage.
The Melkite website, from which the photographs were taken, also provides a handy list (albeit incomplete) of the Latinizations that have affected our Churches:Latinizations
1. Unmarried priesthood (Still generally true of Melkite clergy)
3. Altar rails
4. Confessional boxes
5. Stations of the Cross hanging on walls
6. 3-D Crucifixes on walls
7. Western-style paintings
8. Suppression of liturgical hours
9. Suppression of Presanctified in favour of Divine Liturgy
10. Use of Western style Mass instead of the Liturgies of St. John Crystsostom or St. Basil
11. Introduction of Western prayers: the Rosary, etc.
12. Introduction of Western music and songs
13. Use of musical instruments
14. Emphasizing the words of Institution and silencing the Epiklesis prayers
15. Truncation of prayers, esp. psalms in liturgies
16. Reduction of prostrations and reverences
17. Use of Genuflections, Kneeling
18. Combining Divine Liturgy with other services: marriage, funeral
19. Not distributing the antidoron
20. Elimination of using hot water during Consecration
21. Not having a curtain behind the Royal Doors
23. First Communion and Chrismation separated from Baptism
Source: List of Latinizations