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

Bishop Nicholas interviewed

June 9, 2020 0 Comments

Tomorrow, June 10, at 1:30 p.m. the OTV station they will be showing the interview about the history of the Melkite Church in Boston with Bishop Nicholas and also a Maronite priest. The interview was done at the chancery and the Cathedral.

St Nicholas rises from the ashes in NYC

April 16, 2020 0 Comments

On Easter Sunday the CBS weekly news magazine, 60 Minutes, published the story of the Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas at Ground Zero in NYC. It is, by the way, in the same neighborhood as the former Melkite parish.

Doing Nothing is Doing Something

March 23, 2020 0 Comments

Helen Freeh The Catholic Thing MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020 In the face of an assault, natural disaster, or act of war, humans have an overwhelming desire to do something.  Here in Nebraska, we suffered historic floods last year and our citizens united to work hard in sandbagging, cleaning, donating food and water.  There was something …

Byzantine monastery found in Spain

March 23, 2020 0 Comments

Interesting news for the Byzantine world! At least it is interesting for those who love monastic culture. “Archaeological experts from the University of Alicante in Spain have recently identified the first Byzantine monastery ever found on the Iberian peninsula,” located in the area of Elda, Alicante. Read the story.