Melkite Greek Catholic Church

Friday, March 6, 2015

Patriarch's 2015 Lenten Letter

Patriarch’s 2015 Lenten Letter

“God, be merciful to me, a sinner” (Luke 18:13) This expression is a cry from the soul, body and spirit: feelings that we express hundreds of times in our liturgical prayers, especially during the period of Lent, that great, holy gift of Lent. In this cry, there is a great …

Eastern Catholicism in the Middle East

Eastern Catholicism in the Middle East

My presentation on Eastern Catholicism in the Middle East fifty years after Vatican II’s document Oreintalium Ecclesiarum needs an introduction that begins long before Vatican II. It actually begins in the early Church centuries when the faith…

Bishop's Appeal 2014

Bishop’s Appeal 2014

“Put out into the deep and lower your nets for a catch:” these words which Our Lord spoke to His apostles in today’s Gospel symbolize the mission He is to give them, namely to make them “fishers of men,” sending them out into the midst of the world to bring all people into the saving net of the Church.

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