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 Appeal 2021

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...
Bishop’s Appeal 2021

Bishop’s 2020 Paschal Letter

Arabic translation (PDF, 2 pages, 76KB)         Pascha 2020 Dear Clergy and Faithful, Christ is risen! He is truly risen! The Paschal Canon of St. John of Damascus begins: “Today is the day of the resurrection! 0 nations, let us be joyful.” And yet...