5th Sunday after Pentecost

June 27, 2021 0 Comments

St. Ignatius of Antioch taught, “It is better for a man to be silent and be a Christian than to talk and not be one.… Men believe with the heart and confess with the mouth, the one unto righteousness, the other unto salvation. It is good to teach, if the teacher also does what he …

Unity is NOT Uniformity

June 13, 2021 0 Comments

UNITY IS NOT UNIFORMITY The Development of the Apostolic Churches, a presentation to be given by Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton. Wednesday, June 30 @ 8 – 9 p.m. ET REGISTER here

Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 13, 2021 0 Comments

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life.” Only after Jesus has shown the hurt to be unspeakable, then and not before does he make the instruction stricter. He not only asks us to cast away what we have but also forbids us to take thought even for the food we need, saying, …

Sunday of the Paralytic

April 23, 2021 0 Comments

We are moving toward the great feast Pentecost. You can feel the dramatic intensity of the praying Church getting ready for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit. In preparation for receiving the Holy Spirit the Church gives us this weekend the gift of the Sunday of the Paralytic. Resources from God With Us Online …

Can Palamism and Thomism be Reconciled?

March 18, 2021 0 Comments

On the Second Sunday of Great Lent the Melkite Church we honor the Holy Relics and liturgically commemorate Saint Gregory Palamas. This presentation is really a conversation between a Catholic apologist Matt Fradd and Dominican friar currently working on his doctorate in Rome, Father Peter Totleben, O.P. Father Peter has a keen interest in Eastern …

Experiencing Deification in Lent

March 18, 2021 0 Comments

The Sheptytsky Institute in Toronto does some marvelous things to push back the boundaries of ignorance. Recently, the Institute hosted a conversation entitled, “The Experience of Deification in the Lenten Liturgies” with Fr. Khaled Anatolios, University of Notre Dame and the Institute’s executive director, Fr. Alexander Laschuk. Eastern Christians typically speak of salvation as deification. …

When the Jesus Prayer confronts us

February 7, 2021 0 Comments

WHEN THE JESUS PRAYER CONFRONTS GROWLS DURING AN AFTERNOON WALK As I was out for my daily power walk at sunset, I decided to listen to a YouTube channel of the Jesus Prayer repeated 1,000 times in a whispering voice. The soothing prayer gave me a sense of deep peace and connectedness with God. I …