Good clarification, some people have just never been exposed to the differences. What I love about the Byzantine rite is the focus on Theotokos.
Not East! You must go South young man: to Israel, the Land and Home of the Nazarene. We would indeed be well advised to heed his mothers words of “Do whatever he tells you.” Near the end of his most famous ‘Sermon on the Mount’ he said, “Do not think I have come to abolish the Torah; I came not to abolish, but fulfill, for until heaven and earth pass away not one jot shall pass from the Torah until all prophecy has been fulfilled.” He lived his entire life modeling and teaching the Torah, as did his disciples. If you’re going to go back, go all the way back to the Yesod, the foundation, the Torah.