St Athanasius and the Mother of God

May 2, 2023 0 Comments

Today, St Athanasius, bishop and saint of the 3rd century was highly influential helping the Church to navigate the many trials of the times, theological and social. St Athanasius, recognized as a Doctor of the Church, composed the following prayer to the Virgin Mary, the Holy Theotokos. It is becoming for you, O Mary, to …

St Mark, apostle and evangelist

April 25, 2023 0 Comments

Today, April 25, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark. We especially venerate him because he is the traditional writer of the second Gospel. Historians and scripture scholars will, of course, discuss these traditions at great length, but we ask: what does our standard image of Mark tell us about faith? …

St George

April 23, 2023 0 Comments

You fought the good fight with faith, O George, martyr of Christ. You exposed the perversion of the persecutors and offered an acceptable sacrifice to God. Therefore, you also received a crown of victory and through your prayers, O holy one, obtained the forgiveness of sins for all. (Troparion)

St Gregory Palamas

March 20, 2023 0 Comments

Ss. Priscilla and Aquila

February 13, 2023 0 Comments

Today, the Church gives us two people from the New Testament with six mentions. Saints Priscilla and Aquila were a first century Christian missionary married couple described in the New Testament as helpers of the Apostle Paul. Aquila is traditionally listed among the Seventy Disciples. The husband and wife team lived, worked, and traveled with …

Happy feast of St Maron

February 9, 2023 0 Comments

Happy feast of St. Maron to our Maronite parishioners and to Connecticut’s 3 Maronite Parishes here. May they be blessed. We ask St. Maron for his intercession as we pray for the people in Syria and Turkey (where St. Maron lived) as they are enduring the devastating Earthquake.