Celebrating Holy Week and Pascha at home 2020

April 4, 2020 0 Comments

Dear Friends, Here is a wonderful resource for celebrating the Holy Week and Pascha at home. The nuns of Christ the Bridegroom Monastery in Ohio took up the hope of Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Oriental Congregation (Rome) who encouraged the Eastern Faithful to develop resources for at home prayer. It is the best …

Clothed with Christ’s grace

April 4, 2020 0 Comments

Now that we are at Palm Sunday, we enter more deeply into the mysteries of our Christian faith through liturgical drama of Holy Week –a week that has changed all of history. No other event of history has been so impactful. The daily experience of the last month and perhaps speculating of what may happen …

Pope’s Prayer Intention for April

April 3, 2020 0 Comments

The monthly prayer intention of Pope Francis: “We pray that those suffering from addiction may be helped and accompanied.” Throughout April, let us remember this intention. How many people do we know who live with addiction of some type!

Palm Sunday 2020

April 3, 2020 0 Comments

For Palm Sunday The Divine Liturgy will be live-streamed both on the parish website (https://stannmelkitechurch.org) and the parish Facebook page (@StAnnWaterfordCT).   Blessed Palms will be placed at the entry of the church for those who want them at 11:30. You can pick them up at anytime to prevent too many people being in that area. …

Dear Students, There is no afterwards

April 1, 2020 0 Comments

Thanks to Church Life Journal at the University of Notre Dame  for this terrific piece.  

Venerable Father John Climacus

March 30, 2020 0 Comments

John was the sainted abbot of St Catherine’s on Mt Sinai in the first half of the seventh century. His name derives from his most famous work, called The Ladder to Paradise. Its thirty steps detail a system of monastic spirituality. This manual is the most widely used around the east and the west. John’s …

Married Newtown Man Ordained to Priesthood in Danbury

March 29, 2020 0 Comments

Our sister parish in Danbury, St. Ann’s, has a new priest since December 2019: Father Thomas Davis. The Newtown Bee published a story today on Davis’ ordination to the priesthood. Read the story here. #ByzantineCatholicCT #ByzantineCatholicConnecticut #Melkite #MelkiteCT