What are some differences between Byzantines and Roman Catholics?
The Liturgy (Mass) is almost completely chanted (song) and is different than the Roman Mass. Communion is given out to standing communicants, who receive both the precious Body and Blood. (The priest uses a gold spoon to drop the bread/wine into their mouth.) Icons are used instead of statues. Incense is used throughout the Liturgy. Byzantine Churches have large Icon Screens which separate the Altar area from the rest of the church. It is proper to stand during the Byzantine Liturgy as opposed to kneeling in the Roman Mass.