Lenexa, I meant no harm my friend. I didn't think you'd take sarcasm personally, so I genuinely apologize. We clearly don't see eye to eye on this, and I won't bother addressing all your points as you're busy and won't likely be able to read through my replies. But you quite honestly have some gross misunderstandings of what the Antiochian Western Rite is all about, so I would also encourage you to do further research, if you feel so inclined. But I'm just curious, what has the Novus Ordo Mass to do with our conversation?
Converts need to take great care to fully convert no matter what rite they participate in. Rites do not determine Orthodoxy.
Iconodule, nobody "sat down" and determined anything. In St. Tikhon's time, people genuinely wanted to become Orthodox, but the Orthodox parishes that existed were in no position to bring them in. They weren't service manuals in English until 1906, but even then, how widespread could they have been? You would turn away people from the Ark of Salvation simply because of your Eastern Rite puritanism? Glory be to God that St. Tikhon was not an Orthodox fundamentalist and had a proper understanding of the role and nature of a liturgical rite. His prayers have been answered.
Stashko, I'm new here so I haven't seen you post yet, but I can already tell I'm going to like you. Fundamentalism is always entertaining!