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 …

Monthly devotion to Mary, the Holy Theotokos

December 28, 2022 0 Comments

At 5:30 pm today, the monthly devotion to Mary, the Holy Mother of God, will be prayed. The holy rosary according to an Eastern tradition will be prayed along with other Marian prayers of our Melkite Church. For further reading on our monthly Marian prayer, go to this page. Continued Christmas blessings!

Protection of the Theotokos

October 1, 2021 0 Comments

Happy Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos! There is only one God, one Creator, one Savior, one Redeemer. Yet this one God has chosen to be friends with his creation. As St. Paul told us, he humbled himself to become a man, like us in every way except sin. There are many ways he …

Iconography of the Mother of God

May 7, 2020 0 Comments

Here is a presentation on the Iconography of the Mother of God as part of the Knights of Columbus Museum’s webinar series, TODAY, May 7. Marek Czarnecki is the presenter and he is a well skilled in iconography. He lives in Meriden, CT. Scholars have classified over 600 distinct prototypes for icons of the Mother …