The Melkites

The Melkites The Melkites, or Byzantine rite Catholics of Middle Eastern origin, are the descendants of the early Christians of Antioch (Syria). Christianity was established in this area of the Middle East by St. Peter before he traveled on to the imperial city of...

A Vision for the Church

  A Vision for the Church Chapter One of Bearers of the Mysteries Chapter One One of the most memorable characters in Alice in Wonderland is the Cheshire Cat. This creature has the unusual ability to appear and disappear, in whole or in part, when ever it is...

Who is the Melkite Church?

Chapter Two of Bearers of the Mysteries Introduction Every human family has its own story to tell. Its memorable figures, their actions that left a mark on their times, events that shaped their world – all these make fascinating study for their descendants if they be...

Bearers of the Mysteries

Bearers of the Mysteries A Guide to the Local Church (Originally published by the Melkite Diocese of Newton’s Office of Education Services, with approbation by Archbishop Joseph Tawil, March 1, 1988. Part One: Our Story Chapter One – A Vision for the Church...