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...

Vision of Our Church in This Third Christian Millennium

Vision of Our Church in this Third Christian Millennium By Auxiliary Bishop Nicholas Samra Delivered at the Annual Melkite Convention in Providence, R.I. in July of 2003 Seeds for the Melkite Church were planted in the United States in 1889 with the arrival of Fr....

Does it matter that we are Melkites?

Roman or MelkiteWhat’s the Difference   by Fran Colie Originally from Golden Chain – November 1999   Roman or Melkite – What’s the Difference? For many years due to an unhappy preoccupation with things Western, many Melkite Catholics...

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...