Day of Prayer for the Protection of the Environment

September 1, 2021 0 Comments

In 1989, the Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrius instituted a Day of Prayer for the Protection of the Environment, establishing it on September 1. Pope Francis has extended that remembrance to the Catholic Church. In 2016, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew said, “Following for many years the catastrophic world developments in environmental matters, the Holy and Great Mother …

St Lawrence, deacon and martyr

August 10, 2021 0 Comments

The Church sings, Inflaming your heart with heavenly fire, you turned the fires of passion into cold ashes. O God-bearing martyr Lawrence, strength of martyrs, amid all your sufferings you cried out: Nothing shall separate me from the love of Christ. (Kontakion, Tone 2) The Holy Martyr Lawrence was a deacon in the Church of …

Praying for good in Lebanon

June 29, 2021 0 Comments

Maronite Bishop Gregory of New York recently wrote, Since October 2019, Lebanon has been facing political turmoil, civil unrest, nationwide protests, unemployment, power outages, devaluation of national currency and extreme poverty. The pandemic exacerbated the financial crisis and as the nation continued to experience record unemployment and a poverty rate over 50%, its capital was …

New archbishop of Zahleh and Furzol of the Greek-Melkites, Lebanon

June 26, 2021 0 Comments

This morning the news of the election of new archbishop of Zahleh and Furzol of the Greek-Melkites, Lebanon was announced by the Vatican Press Office. The Holy Father has assented to the canonical election by the Synod of Bishops of the Patriarchal Church of Antioch of the Greek Melkites of Bishop Ibrahim Michael Ibrahim, B.S., …

Humanitarian aid for the Oriental Churches

June 21, 2021 0 Comments

Another post by Joan Lewis that ought to interest you regarding the Holy See’s humanitarian arm for the Oriental Churches. The Holy See organizes certain humanitarian services for Eastern Christians in the Middle East. Read the post here.

Keeping Soles Warm

December 17, 2020 0 Comments

Keeping Soles Warm Help us warm the Hearts and Soles of the Poor this Theophany We are running a sock drive to comfort our friends at the Covenant Center this Theophany (January 6). Please consider purchasing new socks while you are out this Christmas season doing your holiday shopping and drop them off at Church …

The Bishop’s Appeal

November 16, 2020 0 Comments

The Bishop’s Appeal: WE NEED YOU… to get personally involved in assuring our precious Melkite liturgy and tradition is passed on faithfully to future generations. Evangelization, education, seminary training, works of charity…the Bishop’s Appeal supports all of these and much more. Please respond with a generous heart. If you have not already sent your gift, …