Religious Ed

March 9, 2020 0 Comments

Religious education is scheduled for March 21, April 4 & 18 and May 12 –3:30 to 5:00 pm. Arabic class is 30 minutes prior to religious ed on the dates noted above from 3:00 to 3:30 pm. Please contact Joumana Hajj for details.

Lenten Observances 2020

March 2, 2020 0 Comments

The parish will have the following services for Great Lent: Friday, March 6, 6:30 pm: Great Compline and the Akathist Hymn Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 pm: Liturgy of the Pre-sanctifed Gifts Friday, March 13, 6:30 pm: Great Compline and the Akathist Hymn Monday, March 16, 6:30 pm: Liturgy of the Pre-sanctifed Gifts Friday, March 20, …

Talking about our faith

February 26, 2020 0 Comments

New Episode from Matt Fradd! I talk with Byzantine priest and co-host of Catholic Stuff You Should Know, Fr. Michael O’Loughlin about the Eastern Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, the Filioque, and much, much more. Listen/watch the conversation:

American Melkite Appointed New Secretary at Vatican

February 25, 2020 0 Comments

VATICAN – Holy Father Francis has appointed Bishop George Demetrio Gallaro as the new Secretary of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches. Published on Tuesday February 25, 2020, at noon Italian time in the Sala Stampa, the former Bishop of the Eparchy of Piana degli Albanesi di Sicilia was appointed to the rank of titular …

Clerical celibacy and priesthood

February 23, 2020 0 Comments

Abbot Nicholas (Zachariadis) of the Holy Resurrection Monastery (Wisconsin) gave a non-scholarly talk on celibacy, marriage and priesthood. It is relevant to Byzantine Catholics (…and others). Holy Resurrection Monastery is under Bishop John Michael Botean of the Eparchy of Canton — Romanian Byzantine Catholics.   The talk can be viewed here.

To the Threshold of the Apostles 2020

February 20, 2020 0 Comments

Here’s a 3 minute video on the US Eastern Bishops making the Ad Limina Apostolorum (To the Threshold of the Apostles) this week. Bishop Nicholas and the other Eastern Catholic Bishops were in Rome to pray, to discuss matters of the faith, culture, evangelization, etc. Be familiar with a venerable tradition of the church of bishops …

Great Lent 2020 –a letter from the Bishop

February 19, 2020 0 Comments

Eparchy of Newton –Melkite Greek Catholic Church Office of the Bishop Great Lent 2020 Dear Clergy and Faithful, A blessed Great Fast! The season of Great Lent, also called the Great Fast, developed over the centuries. Historically, it was the last forty day of catechesis, or religious instruction, for the catechumens–those studying to be incorporated …