Schedule for Great Lent 2023

February 17, 2023 0 Comments

Schedule for Great Fast (Lent): It begins with Forgiveness Vespers on Sunday, February 19 at 5:30 pm. Every Wednesday: Holy Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at 5:30 pm (check bulletin to make this service is offered) Every Friday: Compline and Akathist at 5:30 pm (check bulletin to make this service is offered) Feast of the Annunciation …

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 …

Relief fund for Northern Syria

February 11, 2023 0 Comments

“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,  I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” (Matthew 25:35-36) Bishop François Beyrouti has established a …

Last update from the 2023 clergy conference

February 9, 2023 0 Comments

Some final notes from Fr Shaun of San Diego on the 2023 clergy conference. Emphasis by the editor. ++++ Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Christ is with us! As today is the last full day of the Melkite clergy conference, here’s the last update: We started with a brief introduction to the day from …

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.

Second Day Notes from Clergy Conference 2023

February 8, 2023 0 Comments

You may be interested in the Day 2 of Fr Shaun’s notes –sketches of the day–from the 2023 Clergy conference. These notes raise questions as to the quality of our life together as a parish and how we interface with the Eparchy of Newton (or don’t) and how we relate to the local Latin Diocese. …

Prayers for the victims of the earthquake in Turkey

February 8, 2023 0 Comments

The images and personal stories of the Turkish and Syrian who people who are living with great intensity the horrors of the 7.8 earthquake on February 6th are moving. There is at least one Melkite connection. “In an interview with ACI Prensa, Bishop Chahda [Syro-Catholic archbishop of Aleppo] underlined that “unfortunately it was a terrible …