Melkite Greek Catholic Church

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Patriarch's 2017 Lenten Letter

Patriarch’s 2017 Lenten Letter

“I want to wash away with tears the record of my sins, O Lord” (Lenten Sunday Vespers, Stitchera of Reptentence, Tone Four) With this spiritual hymn we welcome Great and Holy Lent. And with the sinful woman, we say in the prayer of Sunday Vespers, “Give me tears, O God, as once thou gavest…

Bishop's 2017 Nativity Letter

Bishop’s 2017 Nativity Letter

Christ is born! Glorify Him! O Christ, You became a creature made of the clay of the earth; by sharing in our human nature. You made us share in Your divine nature. You became a mortal man, but You are still God. You have lifted us up from our fallen state: Holy are You, O Christ and Lord!

Patriarch's 2016 Christmas Letter

Patriarch’s 2016 Christmas Letter

Christ was born in Palestine: Christianity was born in Syria. These two phrases sum up the most sublime meanings of the glorious Feast of the Nativity. The existence of Jesus is linked to the existence of Christianity, and Christianity’s existence is linked to its relationship with Jesus. There can be no…

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