Bishop’s 2021 Lenten Letter

Bishop’s 2021 Lenten Letter

Original letter (PDF, 5 pages, 106KB) Arabic translation (PDF, 6 pages, 284KB) Great Lent and Holy Week Renewal of our Baptismal Commitment Let us enter the season of the radiant Fast with joy,Giving ourselves to the spiritual combat. Let us purify our spiritand...
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...
The Nativity Fast in the Home

The Nativity Fast in the Home

THE AMERICAN SHOPPING SEASON is at hand. Some people will spend it jostling for bargains; others will pass the ime lamenting the commercialization of Christmas. The Eastern Churches, on the other hand, encourage their faithful to prepare for this feast by increasing...
Bishop’s 2021 Lenten Letter

Bishop’s Appeal 2021

Original letter (PDF, 3 pages, 114K) [Please click Donate above to use a credit card.] Oct. 4, 2020 My Dear Melkites Across America, In today’s Gospel Jesus is telling us what he told us in the Sermon on the Mount: love conquers all: Our enemies, those who hate us,...
Patriarch’s Letter on Beirut

Patriarch’s Letter on Beirut

Original letter (PDF, 2 pages, 76K) [Please click Donate above to use a credit card.] Rabweh, August 10, 2020 To the faithful and friends of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church Greetings in our Lord Jesus Christ! Dear all, The fourth of August 2020 was a catastrophic...