This is stupid! When considering alternatives to the OCA, I thought about joining the Antiochians, because they are non-ethnic, use liturgical English, and follow a consistent Byzantine liturgical paradigm, but I feel that ROCOR is better, because Metropolitan Hilarion is not as arbitrary and overreaching as Metropolitan Phillip seems to be. For instance, the monastery in East Setauket, NY and other parishes use Byzantine chant, entirely, or partially. The cathedral in Mayfield, PA uses a Rusyn liturgical paradigm (Vespers, Matins/Liturgy with a Vigil and Liturgy for feasts) and Metropolitan Hilarion does not complain. In ROCOR, clergy are encouraged to wear proper clerical attire when possible, whereas Metropolitan Phillip discourages it. It is odd why Metropolitan Phillip discourages proper clerical attire, when people are more likely to be attracted to and understand it, and when tradition dictates that clerics who do not wear clerical attire may not serve, because they are felt to have symbolically returned to the world. Of course, there are certain situations when clerical attire can be not worn, but why only wear cassocks in the temple? Wearing cassocks is a silent witness to our faith.