Western Rite in the Twentieth Century

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This article is a chronicle of the history of the Western Rite in the Twentieth Century.

False Starts

In the 20th century, Western Rite Orthodoxy continued:

The dream of Western Orthodoxy did not die with Overbeck. In 1911, an Old Catholic bishop, Arnold Harris Mathew, entered into a short lived union with the Patriarchate of Antioch, under Metropolitan Gerasimos (Messarah) of Beirut. Even though this union was short-lived, it provided a model for future Western groups who would seek to return to Orthodoxy...

[[Image:Fon-du-Lac Circus.jpg|left|thumb|300px|The so-called “Fon-du-Lac Circus