No, this is the first time. What is it?www.westernorthodox.com
This should help you out. I happen to be Western Rite Orthodox and I think it might help you out. Basically the Western Rite is Orthodoxy, but the liturgy and practices are based in the pre-schism western tradition.
It was said to me once that the Western Rite is what Rome would be if it returned to Orthodoxy. Now how accurate that is, is up to interpretation
In other news I'd like to comment on some things.
And yet the corruption found in the Catholic Church is so off-putting and the fact that Catholicism is dying out with a whimper and Orthodoxy is just shining
Believe me, there is corruption anywhere human hands touch. Orthodoxy is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church but it is full of humans. Humans tend to muck up everything.
I've been Catholic for a few months and I've had nothing but hate, not peace
There are many Roman Catholics that are wonderful loving people, and there are plenty of Orthodox that are hateful.
has a far better community than Catholicism does
I can say that was my observation as well.
I would stress that you seek out Orthodoxy not because of the people in the Church, but the truth it holds. I believe Orthodoxy is the one Church set up by the Apostles. I came to that understanding not because of the people in it, but because of the history, the teachings, and the t(T)raditions.