Divine Liturgy for Pentecost Sunday -online

May 31, 2020 0 Comments

 “Blessed are You, O Christ our God who revealed the fishermen as most wise by sending them the Holy Spirit; through them You caught the entire world. Loving Master, glory to you.”

Ascension Day -online

May 21, 2020 0 Comments

O Christ God, You have ascended in Glory, / Granting joy to Your disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit. / Through the blessing they were assured / That You are the Son of God, / The Redeemer of the world! (Troparion)

The Feast of the Ascension

May 20, 2020 0 Comments

40 Days after Pascha the Church celebrates the reality of the Messiah’s physical return to the Father, to glorified with Him and to prepare a place a for you and me in order to send the Holy Spirit. The Divine Liturgy will be live streamed on Thursday, May 21, at 6:30 pm. You have ascended …

Midway to Pentecost 2020

May 6, 2020 0 Comments

Today, May 6, in the Byzantine Church following the Gregorian calendar, it is the feast of half-Pentecost (half of the Pascal Time). Let’s attend to the Gospel text of today (John 7: 14-30): verse: 14: We were already in the middle of the week of the feast when Jesus went up to the Temple; and …

Patriarch Joseph’s Paschal Message 2020

April 13, 2020 0 Comments

Paschal Message of His Beatitude Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East April 12, 2020 Christ is risen! With a heavy heart we cry out the cry of victory – which we await from year to year – in empty churches! We miss you dearly, beloved sons and daughters, wherever you …

Gospel Proclaimed in Greek at Pope’s Easter Mass

April 13, 2020 0 Comments

The Gospel Proclaimed in Greek at Pope’s Easter Mass If you watched Pope Francis’ Easter Mass at St Peter’s Basilica yesterday, then you may have noticed the very moving gospel of the Resurrection sung in Greek. The deacon, Gianpiero Vaccaro, from the Italo-Albanian Eparchy of Lungro (Calabria, Italy) is also a student of the Greek …

The Hajme — Holy Saturday Paschal Vigil online

April 11, 2020 0 Comments

As Saint John Chrysostom (+AD 407) said in his Resurrection Homily, “Let those who have borne the burden of Lent now receive their pay, and those who have toiled since the first hour, let them now receive their due reward. Let no one fear death, for the death of our Savior has set us free. …