On our national day of giving Thanks
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” (Meister Eckhart)
Thanksgiving is a time for us to recall and to deeply live the blessings of our lives, and to give thanks to God for His many gifts.
Let’s be grateful for what we have been given, both spiritually and materially, as we strive to courageously live the Gospel of Jesus Christ as Melkite Catholics. Thank you for your stewardship and all you do to serve the Lord and others in St Ann Melkite Church and community!
Let’s be grateful for the gift of the Eucharist that we receive when we come to the Divine Liturgy. The word “Eucharist” means “thanksgiving.” Indeed, what a superb blessing it is to be able to receive the Lord – body, blood, soul, and divinity – in the Holy Eucharist! This spiritual food strengthens us in our daily lives and on our daily journey to the Kingdom. The Eucharist informs and forms our lives to be fully alive in God.
Please know that you and your loved ones will be remembered in our prayers in a special way on Thanksgiving Day.
Happy Thanksgiving! May Saint Ann intercede for you and May God bless you!