St Luke the Evangelist

October 18, 2021 0 Comments

A blessed and glorious Feast of the Holy Apostle, Evangelist, Physician, and Iconographer Luke, to all celebrating today; a happy patronal day to all bearing his name. (Icon of St Luke by the hand of Michael Kapeluck, Carnegie, PA)

St Philip the Apostle

October 11, 2021 0 Comments

The holy apostle, Philip, one of the first seven deacons. This Philip came from Caesarea in Palestine. We have a portrait of him from the Acts of the Apostles. While he was chosen as one of the first seven deacons, he quickly expanded his ministry and began preaching in Samaria. His conversion of the magician …

Protection of the Theotokos

October 1, 2021 0 Comments

Happy Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos! There is only one God, one Creator, one Savior, one Redeemer. Yet this one God has chosen to be friends with his creation. As St. Paul told us, he humbled himself to become a man, like us in every way except sin. There are many ways he …

Priesthood Sunday 2021

September 22, 2021 0 Comments

Please pray for Fr Dennis, our priest, especially this weekend for Priesthood Sunday. Tell Fr Dennis you are praying for him, too. Let us build up the priesthood, one priest at a time!

The Cross: the tree of death has become the tree of life

September 21, 2021 0 Comments

Last week we had the memoria of the Cross. Have you reflected upon the place of the Cross in your life? If so, please share. If not, why not? “Among other things, the Cross is a symbol of the spiritual integration that Jesus manifests. It was the Fathers of the Church who interpreted the horizontal …

New Melkite Bishop for Montreal, Canada

September 18, 2021 0 Comments

Today, the Holy See announced that Pope Francis has assented to election of the Melkite Synod of Father Milad Jawish, B.S., 47, as the new bishop for the Eparchy of Saint-Sauveur de MontrĂ©al, Canada, who until now, he has been the pastor of Saint-Jean-Chrysostome in Brussels. Father Milad was born on 19 December 1973 in …

The mystery of the Cross

September 16, 2021 0 Comments

In these days since the great feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, we have an opportunity to ponder more deeply the meaning of the Lord’s Cross in our lives. What do we think and believe about the Cross? For us personally and not abstractly, why is the Cross part of our spirituality and …