Sunday of Our Father John Climacus

March 11, 2021 0 Comments

The fourth Sunday of Great Lent is dedicated to our Father among the saints, John Climacus (ca. 579 – 649). With this commemoration we mark the the halfway point of the Great Lent. How is the Fast and prayer and works of charity going for you? honor our Holy Father St. John Climacus, also known …

Sunday of Orthodoxy

February 20, 2021 0 Comments

Resources for the Sunday of Orthodoxy Sunday, February 21, 2021 is the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the first Sunday of Great Lent. Here is the link for various resources given by God With Us Online. Fr. Alexander Schmemann writes today’s feast: Today is the triumph of Orthodoxy, and a hymn sung today states solemnly and simply: …

Lenten Services 2021

February 17, 2021 0 Comments

Great Lent (Fast) has begun. We will have services on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 5:30 pm, starting TODAY, February 17. Wednesdays:  Pre-sanctified Liturgy of St Gregory, Pope of Rome Fridays: Compline and the Akathist. Jesus preached saying, ‘Repent (Μετανοεῖτε, Change your mind/focus), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’” (Mt 4: 13-17) This is …

Bishop Nicholas’ Lenten Letter 2021

February 16, 2021 0 Comments

Great Lent and Holy Week Renewal of our Baptismal Commitment Let us enter the season of the radiant Fast with joy. Giving ourselves to the spiritual combat. Let us purify our spirit and cleanse our flesh. As we fast from food, let us abstain from every passion. Rejoicing in the virtues of the Spirit, may …

Meat Fare Sunday 2021

February 5, 2021 0 Comments

Let us therefore cast off every destructive madness so that we may gain the goods which have been promised to us in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Father and the Holy Spirit. St. John Chrysostom, On Fasting Meatfare Sunday (February 7, 2021) begins our more serious preparation for Great Lent. Instead …

Clothed with Christ’s grace

April 4, 2020 0 Comments

Now that we are at Palm Sunday, we enter more deeply into the mysteries of our Christian faith through liturgical drama of Holy Week –a week that has changed all of history. No other event of history has been so impactful. The daily experience of the last month and perhaps speculating of what may happen …

Melkite Seminarians

March 17, 2020 0 Comments

Support our Seminarians During the Great Fast, consider daily prayer and financial support for our seminarians, the Readers Riley, Christopher, and Mikhael. Please give generously to the men who are studying to be our priests in the Eparchy of Newton.