Exaltation of the Holy Cross

September 14, 2021 0 Comments

Today, September 14th is the commemoration of the Feast of the Exaltation (Discovery) of the Holy Cross. Christ our God, who were willing raised upon the cross, grant your mercies to the new people who bear your name. By your power, grant joy to the Church. Give her victory over evil with your invincible trophy, …

Amal (Tabet) Karam fell asleep in the Lord

September 13, 2021 0 Comments

As many know from Church on Sunday, Amal (Tabet) Karam, 78, fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, 11 September 2021. She was  beloved wife of Tanios “Tony” Karam. Amal’s Melkite Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Annunciation Melkite Cathedral, 7 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, …

Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross

September 12, 2021 0 Comments

Scripture for Sunday’s Divine Liturgy: Galatians 6:11-16; John 3:13-17 The Gospel today refers back to a story of Moses from the Old Testament: “The Lord sent among the people seraph serpents, which bite the people so that many of the Israelites died. Then the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned in complaining …

Birthday of the Mother of God

September 8, 2021 0 Comments

Today is the first of the great feasts of the Church (liturgical) year with the commemoration of the birthday of our Most Holy Lady, The Theotokos and ever-virgin, Mary. As you know, every feast has a history and a meaning for us. Today’s feast is pointing our attention less to the birth of Mary, as …

Nativity of the Mother of God 2021

September 6, 2021 0 Comments

Your nativity, O Mother of God, heralded joy to the whole universe for from you rose the Sun of Justice, Christ our God taking away the curse, He imparted the blessings, and by abolishing death, He gave us everlasting life. Wednesday is the feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos however the parish observance of …

Day of Prayer for the Protection of the Environment

September 1, 2021 0 Comments

In 1989, the Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrius instituted a Day of Prayer for the Protection of the Environment, establishing it on September 1. Pope Francis has extended that remembrance to the Catholic Church. In 2016, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew said, “Following for many years the catastrophic world developments in environmental matters, the Holy and Great Mother …

The new liturgical year of grace

September 1, 2021 0 Comments

We have a new opportunity to know and love and to serve the Lord through the unfolding of the liturgical year. Abundant blessings!