Apostolic Christianity: Regaining a Catholic Vision of the Church

April 29, 2023 0 Comments

As Eastern Christians living in a predominately Western Christian society, we often find ourselves defending what it means to worship differently from the Latin Catholic Church. We may also have to field questions about the church that we attend or the religious practices we engage in. Sharing the unique gift of our Eastern Christian faith …

Catholic Political Thought 101

January 25, 2023 0 Comments

Benedict XVI: Prophet, Teacher, Father

January 2, 2023 0 Comments

Here’s a tribute by Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. “Benedict XVI constant lay in welcoming divine Revelation with obedience to the faith, without abandoning the role of the intellect and will, which reached a climax in his writings on Jesus, who is source and summit …

Byzantine Gospel Reflection for the Eighth Sunday after the Holy Cross

November 12, 2022 0 Comments

What we do to prepare for the Sunday Liturgy does matter. While all of us have busy lives on daily basis, we can never allow a so-called inability prepare for meeting the Lord in the Church’s worship with the excuse of other obligations. We all need to hear the Word of God. Time management needs …

Do You Live to Please Everyone or God?

August 17, 2022 0 Comments

Do you live to please everyone or God? Do we want to be popular and relevant and sacrifice what is true and beautiful? Do we want to have a real Catholic faith? Whose logic do we follow, people (society) or God’s? Here is the homily for Sunday, August 14, 2022, by Father Fran├žois Beyrouti, pastor …

Sacred Signs: Pointing the Way to Heaven

July 10, 2022 0 Comments

Many Christians tend to think of the spiritual life as something entirely opposed to physical reality. This can translate into Christian practice today in the form of plain churches and simple services, especially among Protestant denominations. In contrast, apostolic Christianity is incarnational and sacramental, incorporating many physical things into worship: not just in the art …

Online study on the Divine Nature

January 12, 2021 0 Comments

God With Us Online is offering a free 3 part study on Theois, deification –an essential point of our Eastern Christian faith. This brief course of study contributes to our ongoing work of Adult Faith Formation. “God has called his people to become partakers of His Divine Nature (2 Peter 1:4). Join us for this …