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While doctrine is the same all over the Catholic world, the Rites used by which the Sacraments are administered developed differently in the Early Church. In part because of the languages and customs of the areas that the Church was first established by the Apostles, and Disciples in the Early Church. Since these rites are as ancient as the rites used in Rome, they are of equal value, as a treasure of the Church. The reality is any approved rite of the Church, and all the sacraments that are administered in a valid and licit manner are means of grace because our Lord Himself established them.

You may want to look at this webpage about Eastern Catholics.

http://www.melkite.org/eastern.htm