The eastern rites which have a separate code of canon law, are completely equal in dignity with the rites of the West. This calendar may be used not only in the churches of the First Order, but also in the churches and chapels of the Second Order, and Third Order Regular (if aggregated to the First Order) and Secular, as well as those religious institutes which have had some connexion with the parent body. Today there exists in Egypt the Coptic rite which is Orthodox and the Coptic rite that is loyal to the Bishop of Rome. The private and liturgical prayers, the meditation and reflection, and the ceremonies and rites connected with the funeral and committal express our participation in the great Paschal Mystery and its promise of eternal union with almighty God. Before discussing these rites it is important to note that different sources disagree on exactly what constitutes a rite and exactly how many there are. All the rites in use today evolved from the liturgical practices and ecclesiastical organization used by the churches in these cities. Before the Moslem invasion in 641 the Copts fell into heresy due to their rejection of the Council of Chalcedon (451). These additional feasts include all canonized saints of the whole Franciscan Order, all beati of the Capuchin Reform and the more notable beati of the whole order; and every year October 5 is observed as a commemoration of the departed members of the order in the same way as November 2 is observed in the universal Church as All Souls.
These rites are the descendants of the liturgical practices that originated in centers of Rome, Antioch, and Alexandria.

It is a recognition of the belief shared by the faithful departed and the living, who commit the bodies of their deceased to this holy place. The Syriac language is similar to Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke. The Church calls each member of Christ’s Body — priest, deacon, layperson — to participate in the ministry of consolation to care for the dying, to pray for the dead, to comfort those who mourn.” (OCF, 8).
All the rites of the Catholic Church are of equal dignity and equally valid. This rite is located in Kerala State, India. What follows is a transcription of that text, leaving unaltered its no longer true statements and its spelling (e.g. Catholic Rituals. Also their liturgy was originally in the Syriac language which the Chaldean church used. Patriarchs are elected by a synod of bishops of their rite, and then request ecclesiastical communion from the Pope. They have also their own calendar, or ordo. Catholic dogmas and doctrines relating to death and resurrection have been reflected in the liturgy, devotions and customs surrounding the death and burial of the faithful. These are mostly feasts of Franciscan saints and blessed, which are not celebrated throughout the Church, or other feasts having a peculiar connexion with the order, e.g. A Catholic order liturgical rite is a variant of a Catholic liturgical rite distinct from the typical ones, such as the Roman Rite, but instead specific to a certain Catholic religious order.. Catholic order liturgical rites exist as variants of both Latin liturgical rites and Eastern liturgical rites, that is of both the Latin Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches, respectively. The events which surround death also call for a response from the Christian community. It is a journey of separation and loss, a time of confrontation with death that challenges our confidence, even our faith. This liturgy was used by the church in Antioch in present day Syria. Although an ancient rite, it had no single administrator until Pope John Paul II appointed a Major Archbishop in 1992. The vigil may be held in the parish church in the company of the body to allow full participation of the whole parish family in the ministry of consolation to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Many bishops in this area also broke away after the Council of Chalcedon. These occasions and gestures enable the community to pay due attention to the reality of a person dear to us who has entered the shadow of death. In common with all friars the Servite priests wear an amice on the head instead of a biretta while proceeding to and from the altar. This liturgy is similar if not identical to the liturgy used by the Orthodox churches. Even years later the challenge may remain. These rites include the Mozarabic rite from Spain, the Ambrosian rite from Milan, Italy, named after St. Ambrose (340-397), the Bragan rite from Portugal, and the order liturgies of the Dominican, Carmelite, and Carthusian orders. Tara . They stopped using Greek and used the Syriac language in their liturgy. the Feast of the Mysteries of the Way of the Cross (Friday before Septuagesima), and that of the Seven Joys of the Blessed Virgin (First Sunday after the octave of the Assumption). In the Catholic tradition, no one makes this journey alone. A Catholic order liturgical rite is a variant of a Catholic liturgical rite distinct from the typical ones, such as the Roman Rite, but instead specific to a certain Catholic religious order. Owing to the great number of feasts thus observed, the Capuchins have the privilege of transferring the greater feasts, when necessary, to days marked semi-double.

After the schism between the churches in Rome and Constantinople in 1054, many particular churches remained separated from Rome. By a Decree of the Sacred Congregation of Rites of 14 May 1890, the minister general, when celebrating Mass at the time of the canonical visitation and on solemnities, has the privileges of a domestic prelate of the Pope.

A rite represents an ecclesiastical tradition about how the sacraments are to be celebrated. The Maronite rite traces its origins to the work of St. Maron in the 4th century who founded a monastery east of Antioch. For the one who dies, the journey is the completion of their earthly pilgrimage and their movement to God who judges all with truth and love and has the power to grant life in its fullness. Christian belief in the sacredness of human life, here and in the world to come, must be reflected in the Christian response to death. The order has also its own ritual and ceremonial for its receptions, professions, etc.

The Mass is begun with the first part of the Angelical Salutation, and in the Confiteor the words Septem beatis patribus nostris 'our seven blessed fathers' are inserted.