Byzantine Gospel Reflection for the Seventh Sunday after the Holy Cross

November 5, 2022 0 Comments

We come to know and love, to meet the Lord in sacred Scripture. Preparing for the Sunday Liturgy by listening to a brief reflection on the Gospel is very helpful for our spiritual life. Here’s the Gospel reflection for November 6, the Seventh Sunday after the Holy Cross. You can watch or listen to Melkite …

Speaking Truth to Power: An Introduction to the Prophets

October 5, 2022 0 Comments

LAST CHANCE! Our introduction to the Holy Prophets with Fr. Sebastian begins TONIGHT! We’re so excited to journey into the Old Testament together over the next three weeks. A deep understanding of the Holy Prophets is essential to grasping the depth God’s solicitude towards his people throughout salvation history. It’s not too late to register …

Listening keeps our perspective: God’s Word, our expectations

August 2, 2022 0 Comments

“No longer shall the dominion of death be able to hold humanity, for Christ went down shattering and destroying its powers” (Kontakion) In his homily for last Sunday, July 31, 2022, Father François Beyrouti, Ph.D./D.Th., pastor of Holy Cross Melkite Church, entitled his remarks, “Contrast God’s Word With Your Expectations.” We served the Liturgy for …

Listening keeps our perspective: Jesus engages our senses

July 27, 2022 0 Comments

It is a good wager that most of us would not think that Catholicism in general, and most of all Melkite Catholicism, in particular, is a sensual experience. But our spiritual life comes alive in beautiful ways when we allow our senses to be to worked on. We humans are sensual beings and our whole …

Bible Study: Book of Exodus

July 23, 2022 0 Comments

The Book of Exodus Father Gregory Lozinskyy, SSD, pastor of St John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Trumbull, CT, is the presenter of this bible study. Father Gregory is married to Maria, has two children, and earned a doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome). Book of Exodus: Session 1 Book of …

Introduction to the New Testament

July 23, 2022 0 Comments

Learning the Bible The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem provides these introductory videos to the New Testament hosted by Fr. David Neuhaus, SJ. Introduction to the New Testament: Episode One Introduction to the New Testament: Episode Two Introduction to the New Testament: Episode Three Introduction to the New Testament: Episode Four Introduction to the New Testament: …

The Feasts of the Old Testament

November 17, 2021 0 Comments

As we prepare for the Nativity of the Lord, we turn to the Feasts of the Old Testament, seeking to understand how they foreshadowed the coming of Christ and paved the way for salvation and the restoration of mankind to paradise. Find out about the presenter, Fr. Carnazzo and to register, visit here.