Pope Francis addresses Melkite Synod

June 20, 2022 0 Comments

This week the Melkite bishops are meeting in synod in Rome. Today, the Holy Father met with the Melkite bishops and gave the following address. There are two surprising points in the address which are highlighted below. Our own Bishop Nicholas is present at the synod. Among the many things synod will consider at this …

Patriarch Youssef: the Gospel can be proclaimed only for “a force that is not ours”

October 23, 2021 0 Comments

Agenzia Fides carried this news item of Patriarch Youssef on October 20, 2021 which digested a homily he delivered at a recent ordination of a Melkite bishop. “In our life as pastors we can fall into the temptation to confuse strength and authoritarianism, strength and arrogance. Our flock needs to see a power that is …

Patriarch Joseph

June 21, 2020 0 Comments

His Beatitude, Joseph (Absi) celebrates his 3rd anniversary of election as Patriarch of the Melkite Church. Yesterday, he celebrated his 74th birthday. May God grant many years to Patriarch Joseph.

Patriarch Joseph’s Paschal Message 2020

April 13, 2020 0 Comments

Paschal Message of His Beatitude Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East April 12, 2020 Christ is risen! With a heavy heart we cry out the cry of victory – which we await from year to year – in empty churches! We miss you dearly, beloved sons and daughters, wherever you …