Melkite Greek Catholic Church
 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

FOR YOUR PRAYERFUL CONSIDERATION
Bishop's 2021 Lenten Letter

Bishop’s 2021 Lenten Letter

In the early Church baptisms took place in connection with the glorious feast of Christ’s Resurrection. The one to be baptized, the catechumen, was plunged into the baptismal pool, symbolic tomb of Christ, only to be raised with Christ from the tomb which now symbolized a womb to new life. Catechumens studied the Christian faith…

The Lenten Fast in the Home

The Lenten Fast in the Home

O LORD and Master of my life, grant that I may not be afflicted with a spirit of sloth, inquisitiveness, ambition and vain talking. Instead, bestow upon me, Your servant, a spirit of purity, humility, patience and love. Yes, O Lord and King, grant me the grace to see my own sins and not to judge my brethren…

The Courage to be Ourselves

The Courage to be Ourselves

Archbishop Joseph Tawil’s 1970 Christmas Pastoral Letter: To our beloved children, the priests and faithful of the Melkite Church in the United States, peace in Christ our Lord, greetings and blessings. The incomparably rich writings of our Fathers are the voice of your own ancestors in the faith. Their names are known throughout the…

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