I am Antiochian WR. I was prepared to become a Catechumen at a Greek Orthodox parish when I heard about WR on this website. Before I became orthodox, I did ask myself, what if WR failed? The instant answer was go to another Orthodox jurisdiction. the first Divine Liturgy I went to was a Greek service so I only understood parts of it the rest was Greek to me. Then I find out that the languages the liturgies are done in are Archaic languages. Also like it or not I am western and do not want to learn a bunch of foreign language terms and go to festivals that are a mere curiosity to me. A lot of people on this website imply that there is no western culture. I am not _______(fill in the blank) and have no interest in being. I was cradle RC and would have happily converted anyway but feel at home in a place that honors my culture while having the correct theology that was handed down by the Apostles. My parish is mostly converts(RC converts are a minority) many of whom converted based on a study of church history asking the same questions I did. I would guess there are many Greek, Russian, ect parishes that are mostly Orthodox because they were born that way and like many RCs don't know, follow, or understand the teaching of their church(see Biden, Pelosi, Kerry, ect). the long and short is I would be sad to see our WR go out of existence but I would still be Orthodox. OTOH, I have been to a WR parish in another state where I thought I was in a WAY BACK machine to a pre Vatican II service. I think the greatest need of the WR is consistency on practices. I do understand the concern of posters on this website. sorry for the rant, I just am sad to see the baby thrown out with the bathwater. If Bishop Jerome needs correction OK correct him. I just hope that The ROCOR WR members did the same analysis as I did and are Orthodox first and WR second. I may change jobs next year and will still attend the closest eastern parish if WR is not available.