On this Fiftieth Day after Pascha we beg for the gifts of the Holy Spirit just as Jesus Christ “filled the Fishermen with Wisdom by sending down the Holy Spirit” catching the whole world! A prayer of the Divine Liturgy captures a particular point of this feast: O Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, Who …
The tradition of wearing green on the Solemn feast of Pentecost —the coming of the Holy Spirit— is seen as a Slavic tradition, but wearing green is one to adopt and relish because it is a symbol of new life in the Holy Trinity. Green is the color of new life and the suppleness of …
Today (May 18), is the commemoration of the wonder-working icon of the Mother of God “Inexhaustible Cup.” This icon has a special relevance for the cure of alcoholism and addictions. We ought to note the explicit Eucharistic symbolism of this icon. Many propose this icon for us as apropos for our societal needs!
Hope you have a blessed day! Reminder: Divine Liturgy tonight at 5:30 p.m. When you had fulfilled the plan of salvation for us and united the earthly with the heavenly, you were taken up in glory, O Christ our God. Never parting from us but remaining constantly, you proclaim to those who love you: I …
The Feast of the Ascension Thursday, May 18 The Divine Liturgy will be served at 5:30 p.m. This magnificent Latin mosaic dates back to the 12th century at the time of the Crusaders.
The Melkite Church in the USA has been gaining some popularity with the various interviews Bishop François is giving. Christopher Wells of Vatican News interviewed the Bishop last week when the Bishop made a visit to Rome. The interview can be found at the link below. It’s about 19 minutes. The interview is linked here.
On a recent visit to Rome and the Pontifical Oriental Institute (PIO), Bishop François Beyrouti took time to be interviewed at the PIO on his ministry and life in the Eparchy of Newton.
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