Diverse membership in the Church

October 8, 2022 0 Comments

“Diversity in New Membership Enriches Eastern Churches” is a recently published article of Laura Ieraci’s for the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) on October 7, 2022. There’s a new demographic in our Eastern Catholic Churches. No longer are we Melkites with an Arab surname and culture. Thank God. St Ann’s (Waterford) (Waterford) is seeing …

In remembrance of 9/11

September 11, 2022 0 Comments

Our Lady of the Cedars Church Mahrajan

August 12, 2022 0 Comments

Our Lady of the Cedars Melkite Church, 140 Mitchell St., Manchester, New Hampshire, will be hosting their annual Mahrajan on Friday August 19, 5-10 PM, Saturday August 21, Noon to 10 PM, and Sunday August 22 noon to 5 PM. The event will feature a variety of Lebanese foods and pastries, a cash bar, Arabic …

How well do you know Lebanon?

August 4, 2022 0 Comments

Lebanon. Are you aware of its place in the world today? In Connecticut we have three Maronite Catholic parishes. Several members of our parish of Saint Ann are Maronites. AND over many, many, many years the Melkites and Maronites have had a wonderful relationship in faith, friendship and culture. Recently, the bishop of the Maronite …

Memorial Day 2021

May 31, 2021 0 Comments

Godly people “Yet these also were godly people, whose virtues have not been forgotten. Their wealth remains in their families; their heritage with their descendants.” (Book of Sirach, 44.) These words from the Book of Sirach are hauntingly beautiful, and useful for all sorts of occasions. I stumbled upon them via an acquaintance of mine. …

St Nicholas Day 2020

December 6, 2020 0 Comments

Today on the feast day of the great St Nicholas, we had a visit from him following the Divine Liturgy. We recall Nicholas the holy bishop and teacher and wonder-worker as the icon of gentleness. As one Greek Orthodox priest said of dear Nicholas in a homily today, “I think it is safe to say …

Happy Thanksgiving 2020

November 26, 2020 0 Comments