Prayer for the Jubilee of Mercy

Prayer for the Jubilee of Mercy

Prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee of Mercy Lord Jesus Christ, You have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, And have told us that whoever sees You sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved. Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Mathew from...

The Polyeleos

O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, v. Alleluia! For His mercy endures forever, alleluia! (after each verse) O give thanks to the God of gods, O give thanks to the Lord of lords, To Him who alone has wrought great wonders, To Him who made the heavens with...

An Explanation of the Hajmeh Ceremony

An Explanation of the Hajmeh Ceremonyby Rt. Rev. Philip Raczka PDF, 2 pages, 134KB The Hajmeh Ceremony that we perform on Holy Saturday Night is a short but beautiful ceremony. Most people enjoy it very much and look forward to it all year. All though the ceremony is...

An Explanation of the Crowning Ceremony

An Explanation of the Crowning Ceremonyby Father Philip Raczka PDF, 3 pages, 98KB Introduction The marriage ceremony of the Eastern Churches, called the Mystery of Crowning, is quite different than that of the Western Churches. The greatest difference is the lack of...

An Explanation of the Divine Liturgy

An Explanation of the Divine Liturgyby Fr. Philip Raczka PDF, 11 pages, 141KB The Great Incensation Before the Divine Liturgy starts the deacon or priest incenses the entire church beginning at the altar. Since the altar represents Christ he says a prayer to Christ...