Benedict XVI is at rest

January 5, 2023 0 Comments

“The foundation of the world is love.” – Pope Benedict XVI   The coffin of the late Pope Benedict XVI is placed in its final resting place in the grottos of St. Peter’s Basilica. The cypress coffin is placed inside a zinc coffin which is placed inside an oak coffin and then buried. Eternal memory. …

Benedict XVI –eternal memory

December 31, 2022 0 Comments

His Holiness, Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI has fallen asleep in the Lord today after a long life and a distinguished life of service. “With sorrow I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away today at 9:34 in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican. Further information will be provided as soon as …

Protodeacon Christopher Li Greci fell asleep in the Lord

December 26, 2022 0 Comments

On Christmas Day at 12:15 p.m. Protodeacon Christopher Li Greci fell asleep in the Lord strengthened by the Holy Mysteries and following a long illness. As Fr. Economos Romanus Russo, a priest of the Melkite Eparchy wrote, “It was only fitting that, as the world celebrated the birth of the Christ, he who bore Christ (Christo-phoros) …

Fear-filled days for Armenian Christians

December 23, 2022 0 Comments

Lebanon, Syria, Ukraine, South Sudan, Burma are not the only places in the world where fear fills the hearts, minds and souls of people. We can add to the list the fear people have in locales like New London, Groton and Norwich. Awareness of these peoples ought to inform our prayer and our charitable work. …

On the ground in Ukraine

December 18, 2022 0 Comments

EWTN News in Depth (12/16/2022) has a review of the plight of our Ukrainian brothers and sisters. There are several pivotal interviews for our consideration. Watch “On the Ground in Ukraine.” One of the groups the news profiles, the Order of Malta, is also a group that has helped us in New Haven with giving …

New vocation director for Eparchy

November 6, 2022 0 Comments

Bishop François appointed Father John Mefrige is the pastor of Three Hierarchs Byzantine Melkite Mission in San Antonio, Texas, as the new Director of Vocations for the Eparchy of Newton. Father Mefrige succeeds Archimandrite John Azar who recently retired from active ministry and has served as a vocation director since 2011. We are grateful to …

Livestream of Bishop François’ Enthronement Liturgy

October 18, 2022 0 Comments

The live stream of the Enthronement of Bishop François as the new eparchy of the Eparchy of Newton will be on ZOOM through Annunciation Cathedral. Wednesday, October 19, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m. EST. Short link bit.ly/melkite Passcode: 755665