Encountering Christ: Mystagogy and the Life of the Church

January 18, 2022 0 Comments

Tonight, there is a lecture being presented by Melkite Father Hezekias: “Encountering Christ: Mystagogy and the Life of the Church.” “Mystagogy” may seem like a mouthful, but it is a simple concept at the heart of the Church’s life: the Church leading her members deeper into the mystery of Christ. As Christians, we have been …

Michael Francis Flaherty fell asleep in the Lord

January 17, 2022 0 Comments

In your charity pray for the repose of the soul of Mike Flaherty. Here is Mike’s obituary. Let us pray for the Flaherty family and their consolation at this time. May Mike’s memory be eternal. Holy Mother of God, pray for us. St Ann, pray for us.

A new Melkite Priest

January 16, 2022 0 Comments

Axios! Axios! Axios! He is Worthy. He is Worthy. He is Worthy. With great joy, Bishop Nicholas Samra and the Eparchy announce the ordination to the priesthood of Father Zyad Abyad of St. John of the Desert Melkite Catholic Church in Phoenix, Arizona which took place on Sunday, January 9, 2022. We congratulate Fr. Zyad, …

Lift me out of my sin and receive my repentance: the Mystery of Reconciliation

January 16, 2022 0 Comments

For those interested in hearing more about the Mystery of Reconciliation you ought to listen to this presentation by Armenian Orthodox Bishop Daniel Findikyan, “Returning to Normalcy and the Sacrament of Penance” (November 16, 2021). It is VERY worth listening to Bishop Daniel perhaps not once but twice. Even though he speaks in the Armenian …

Saturday Divine Liturgy for the foreseeable future

January 16, 2022 0 Comments

The parish will be having the Divine Liturgy on Saturday evenings at 5:00 p.m. for the foreseeable future. Visiting Melkite priests will serve the Liturgy to cover for Father Dennis while he recovers. In Christian Charity, your prayers for Father Dennis and Lisa are greatly appreciated. Holy Theotokos, pray for us. St. Ann, pray for …

Twelfth Sunday after the Holy Cross

January 15, 2022 0 Comments

The feasts of the Lord’s Nativity and Theophany have now passed and we move with ahead to the unfolding of the Lord’s life and ministry prior to the season of Great Lent. I shutter to think of Lent/Fast but it is our reality; it is also about our relationship with the Lord. Consider these initial …

The Weekend Divine Liturgy

January 14, 2022 0 Comments

Father Dennis is still in the hospital and he is in our prayers. Likewise, we hold Lisa in prayer. This weekend we will have only one Divine Liturgy on Saturday, January 15, 5pm. It will be served by Father Phil Raczka, Rector of Melkite Cathedral and Protosyncellos (Vicar General) of the Newton Eparchy. There is …