World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

January 31, 2021 0 Comments

Earlier today at the Sunday Angelus in Rome, Pope Francis announced World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly to be held on 4th Sunday of July, the Sunday closest to July 26th feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of Blessed Virgin Mary, grandparents of Jesus. The first world day will be July 25, 2021. …

Parish notes

January 12, 2021 0 Comments

A few things to keep in mind this week from our Parish. Father Dennis noted a few things for us: 1. The parish initiative for Holy Theophany, “Keeping Soles Warm” (the sock collection for those in need) was a well responded to by our parishioners and friends. We are grateful. In the bulletin Father Dennis …

House Blessing Time

December 25, 2020 0 Comments

Melkites bless their houses. Hence, it is house blessing time 2020. Schedule with Father Dennis to have him bless your home. A brief reflection on this beautiful and important tradition. The custom of the priest visiting parishioners’homes and businesses to bless them with the “Jordan Water” from Theophany has endured for hundreds of years. Traditionally, …

Happy Birthday to Bishop Nicholas

August 15, 2020 0 Comments

Happy 76th Birthday to our Father and Bishop Nicholas James Samra! Many blessings and many years!

2 opportunities for Worship

August 3, 2020 0 Comments

Two opportunities for Worship: Transfiguration & Dormition Divine Liturgy, Thursday, August 6: Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, 6:30pm. The Blessing of Fruits happen. In particular, grapes, will be blessed at the Divine Liturgy. Divine Liturgy, Saturday, August 15: Dormition of the Mother of God, 5pm.

Postponing ordination

July 10, 2020 0 Comments

July 10, 2020 My sisters and brothers in Christ: I regret to inform you that, after consultation with Bishop Nicholas, it has been determined that Deacon Georges’ scheduled ordination on July 25th to the Holy Priesthood will be postponed. This is because of the threat of COVID 19 to the large number of people who …

Patriarch Joseph

June 21, 2020 0 Comments

His Beatitude, Joseph (Absi) celebrates his 3rd anniversary of election as Patriarch of the Melkite Church. Yesterday, he celebrated his 74th birthday. May God grant many years to Patriarch Joseph.