Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 8, 2022 0 Comments

From a discourse of St. Andrew of Crete (d. 740 A.D.) on the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which we celebrate today: “Today the Virgin is born, tended and formed, and prepared for her role as Mother of God, who is the universal King of the ages. Justly then do we celebrate this mystery… …

The Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

September 8, 2022 0 Comments

Today, 8th September, we celebrate the feast of the Nativity of Mary, Our Blessed Mother! “What then should we offer to the Mother of the Word other than an oration? Let the whole of creation make festival and sing of the most holy birth-giving of the holy Anna. For she bore for the world an …

Dormition of the Mother of God

August 14, 2022 0 Comments

The Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, the Holy Theotokos will be served at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 15.

A Melkite Guide for the Dormition Fast

August 1, 2022 0 Comments

All significant feasts of the Church are preceded by a period of preparation. We generally call this period of preparation as a “fast”. Experience says we work on our human and spiritual lives by refraining from sin (make a good confession), doing a work of charity, a change in diet to open our senses, mind …

Feast of the Annunciation

March 25, 2022 0 Comments

Today is solemn Feast of the Annunciation The Divine Liturgy will be served today, Friday, March 25 at 5:30pm. The Feast of the Annunciation is the announcement of the Archangel Gabriel to Mary, that she had been chosen by the Lord among all women to be the Mother of God, and the incarnation of the …

International Women’s Day

March 8, 2022 0 Comments

Happy International Women’s Day! May Mary, the Holy and Great Mother of God intercede for all women and inspiring them in living out their vocation!

Protection of the Theotokos

October 1, 2021 0 Comments

Happy Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos! There is only one God, one Creator, one Savior, one Redeemer. Yet this one God has chosen to be friends with his creation. As St. Paul told us, he humbled himself to become a man, like us in every way except sin. There are many ways he …