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 …

What is prayer?

January 11, 2023 0 Comments

Saint Theophan the Recluse, who was among the saints we commemorated today, explains what true prayer is: “… not every act of prayer is prayer. Standing at home before your icons, or here in church, and venerating them is not yet prayer, but the ‘equipment’ of prayer. Reading prayers either by heart or from a …

Pray for Texas

May 26, 2022 0 Comments

Prophet Elijah shows how to pray

July 20, 2021 0 Comments

In the Gospels, Elijah appears with Moses on the Mount of the Transfiguration, bearing witness to Jesus as the fulfilment of the Old Testament prophecies. Elijah is venerated above all in the monastic tradition as a model of prayer and unshakeable faith amid trials. Prayer and contemplation sustained the Prophet not only in moments of …

Prayer for Lebanon September 4

September 4, 2020 0 Comments

Pope Francis invites everyone to a worldwide day of prayer, fasting, and works of charity in solidarity with the suffering people of Lebanon, today, Friday, September 4. Read this article from Vatican News.

Prayer For Doctors and Nurses

March 19, 2020 0 Comments

In these days of the Coronavirus there is a keen human need to be connected, in an intimate way, even more with the Lord of Life, the Divine Physician. Here is a Prayer For Doctors and Nurses. O Lord Jesus Christ our God, Lover of Mankind, Physician of our souls and bodies, who didst bear …

Great Lent 2020 –a letter from the Bishop

February 19, 2020 0 Comments

Eparchy of Newton –Melkite Greek Catholic Church Office of the Bishop Great Lent 2020 Dear Clergy and Faithful, A blessed Great Fast! The season of Great Lent, also called the Great Fast, developed over the centuries. Historically, it was the last forty day of catechesis, or religious instruction, for the catechumens–those studying to be incorporated …