Monthly devotion to Mary, the Holy Theotokos

December 28, 2022 0 Comments

At 5:30 pm today, the monthly devotion to Mary, the Holy Mother of God, will be prayed. The holy rosary according to an Eastern tradition will be prayed along with other Marian prayers of our Melkite Church. For further reading on our monthly Marian prayer, go to this page. Continued Christmas blessings!

The Theotokos of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas

December 12, 2022 0 Comments

December 12, the feast of the Theotokos of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas No longer shall the New World lie wounded in useless blood sacrifice, for she who is clothed with the sun has revealed the Son to us. O Mother of the Americas, imprint His Name upon our hearts, just as you wove your …

Conception by St Ann or the Maternity of St Ann

December 9, 2022 0 Comments

Save us, O Son of God, Who art wondrous in the Saints, who sing to Thee: Alleluia! Today’s feast keeps in mind that Jesus’ mother, Mary, was given life by Ann and Joachim. History tells that Ann was the youngest daughter of the priest Nathan from Bethlehem who descended from the tribe of Levi. She …

Miraculous Marian icon beloved by those struggling with infertility, difficult pregnancies

October 11, 2022 0 Comments

A miraculous Marian icon will be placed at St John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Trumbull, CT, November 13–27. It is especially beloved by women who struggle with infertility or difficult pregnancies. Several miraculous births have been attributed to this icon in the Byzantine Catholic community of Albuquerque, NM, where a copy has been …

Making a pilgrimage today

October 2, 2022 0 Comments

Eight of us from St Ann’s made a pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary to the Monastery of Ou Lady Grace in North Guilford, CT. We joined the cloistered Dominican nuns for Vespers, Benediction, the Rosary and a short procession. In our Byzantine Church, October 1 was the feast of the Protection …

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 …