The Birth of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John

June 24, 2022 0 Comments

This feast is the story of the fidelity of God, and of his servants. The first reading at Vespers compares the story of Elizabeth and Zechariah to Abraham and Sarah. Abraham and Sarah were barren until their old age and had lost hope of being able to pass on life to a new generation. But …

Pope Francis addresses Melkite Synod

June 20, 2022 0 Comments

This week the Melkite bishops are meeting in synod in Rome. Today, the Holy Father met with the Melkite bishops and gave the following address. There are two surprising points in the address which are highlighted below. Our own Bishop Nicholas is present at the synod. Among the many things synod will consider at this …

The Holy Prophet Amos

June 15, 2022 0 Comments

The Holy Prophet Amos is known as the prophet of doom, the third of the Twelve Minor Prophets who lived during the eighth century before Jesus Christ. Amos accurately foretold the destruction of the northern kingdom of Israel due to the unfaithfulness of the Israelites. That is, the tribes of Israel were governed by an …

Feast of the Divine Body

June 13, 2022 0 Comments

We will be celebrating the Feast of the Divine Body this Thursday, June 16. The Divine Liturgy begins at 5:30 pm. This Melkite feast is inspired by the one celebrated by the Latin Church, Corpus Domini or Corpus Christi. For the Melkite Church this feast became popular in the eighteenth century during the time of …

Note regarding Saturday’s Divine Liturgy

June 9, 2022 0 Comments

Divine Liturgy this Saturday evening, June 11, is cancelled due to the fact that Father Dennis is going to a wedding in Massachusetts and could not get a replacement. Sunday Divine Liturgy will take place at the normal time of 10:00 am. Thanks for your patience. Father Dennis

Fr Ragheed Ganni and 3 subdeacons

June 3, 2022 0 Comments

Iraqi priest Fr Ragheed Ganni, and 3 subdeacons, were killed by terrorists on this day in 2007 in Mosul. He was martyred for refusing to close his church. His cause for canonization was introduced in 2018. Servant of God Fr Ragheed Ganni, pray for us.

Pentecost green

June 2, 2022 0 Comments

Reminder – Pentecost is this Sunday (new calendar): Byzantines, remember to wear the green. The tradition of wearing green on Pentecost is mostly a Slavic tradition, but it is one that we all can embrace because of green being a symbol of new life in the Holy Trinity. Our celebration of Pentecost –the coming of …