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. …

Free online Bible study

March 1, 2021 0 Comments

Herewith is a flyer for a Bible study on the oldest Gospel, Mark. The presenter is Father Greg Lozinskyy, pastor of St John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church (Trumbull, CT; www.stjohntrumbull.org). Father Greg has recently finished his doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome). The study begins tomorrow night, March 2! The …

Cardinal Sandri gives interview

February 16, 2021 0 Comments

The Prefect of the Oriental Congregation at the Holy See, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, gave an interview. Read “The Oriental Churches: Communities with more to offer than incense,” by Alessandro De Carolis. The Prefect doesn’t typically give interviews.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

January 17, 2021 0 Comments

The 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity theme is “Abide in My Love…You Shall Bear Much Fruit.” It was discerned by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland and finds its origins in the Gospel of John (cf. John 15:5-9). The Week of Prayer is January 18-25. “Jesus gave his life for all out …

Dear Students, There is no afterwards

April 1, 2020 0 Comments

Thanks to Church Life Journal at the University of Notre Dame  for this terrific piece.  

Married Newtown Man Ordained to Priesthood in Danbury

March 29, 2020 0 Comments

Our sister parish in Danbury, St. Ann’s, has a new priest since December 2019: Father Thomas Davis. The Newtown Bee published a story today on Davis’ ordination to the priesthood. Read the story here. #ByzantineCatholicCT #ByzantineCatholicConnecticut #Melkite #MelkiteCT

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.