If you want to know what life is like as an Eastern Catholic, read this. It is by Daniel Nichols, an Eastern Catholic living in Ohio. ECs live between two worlds: Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism. Their praxis and most of their theology is Eastern, yet they remain, often at considerable personal sacrifice, in communion with Rome. As such, they are often misunderstood and held in suspicions by both camps.
I have often thought that Eastern Catholics live the life of the Cross in a very real way their entire lives. We Roman Catholics should pray for our Eastern brothers that they might continue to be personal witnesses to a united Church – we need them desperately.