Saints Peter and Paul Fast 2023 begins

June 5, 2023 0 Comments

Today, Monday, June 5, we begin the Fast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (ending on June 28). As with all major feasts there’s a period of spiritual preparation through the gestures of prayer, fasting and alms giving; all three deepen our conversion and discipleship with the Lord. This Apostles’ Fast can be observed …

Pentecost 2023

May 28, 2023 0 Comments

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 …

Green for Pentecost

May 27, 2023 0 Comments

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 …

Mother of God –the Inexhaustible Cup

May 18, 2023 0 Comments

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!

Happy feast of the Ascension

May 18, 2023 0 Comments

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 …

Ascension Thursday 2023

May 17, 2023 0 Comments

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.

Bishop François interviewed by Vatican News

May 15, 2023 0 Comments

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.