Feanor has written: "I converted from atheism to Eastern Orthodoxy. I have Catholic in my profile because that's what Orthodoxy is. It's Catholic, in the exact sense that we mean it when we say we believe in One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. 'Roman' and 'Papist' were other people's additions, not my words."
We now know that Feanor is an Orthodox Christian. The reason that people in the Convert Issue Forum are requested to use the terms Eastern Orthodox and Western Orthodox are to denote that they are in Communion with the Patriarch of Constantinople or other Orthodox Bishops. Eastern Orthodox denotes they are following the Eastern (Byzantine or Slavic Rites ) of the Holy Orthodox Church and Western Orthodox indicates that they are following the Western European Rites of the Holy Orthodox Church. All Orthodox Christians have the right to call themselves "Orthodox Catholics "because the word "catholic" means universal. For the purpose of understanding where one is coming from, and ease of inquirers on the Convert Issues Forum, it would be best to identify yourself using non-confusing terminology.
Likewise when one is a Roman Catholic , Eastern Rite Catholic in Communion with Rome, or a Coptic Orthodox, or other than noted above, please use simple definitions that enable our inquirers to understand who you are and how that impacts on your responses and answers to Convert Issue Topics.
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