Hierarchy, Various

A Photo Album – 2001 1st visit of His Beatitude Patriarch Gregory III to the Archdiocese of Saida, Lebanon, August 4, 2001 (Left) His Beatitude (Right) His Excellency Bishop John Ellya Pastoral visit of His Beatitude Gregory III Laham to the city of Aleppo,...

Gregory III

Patriarch Gregorios III The Patriarchal Head of the Greek Melkite Catholic Church Patriarch of the cities of Antioch, Alexandria and Jerusalem, of Cilicia, Syria, Iberia, Arabia Mesopotamia, Pentapolis, Ethiopia, of all of Egypt and the entire East, Father of Fathers,...

Interior of an Eastern Church

Inside an Eastern Church Building “We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth.” In 987 Prince Vladimir of Kyivan Rus sent emissaries . . . Bishop John Elya standing beyond the Royal Doors and before the Holy Table … throughout the world to...

St. Paul

St. Paul: The Apostle of Letter Writing by Brother John M. Samaha, S.M. Reprinted with permission from Sophia, Fall 2008 St. Paul’s Letters The inspired letters of St. Paul are a primary source of the history and teaching of the nascent Church and clearly...

Patriarch Maximos V

Patriarch of the cities of Antioch, Alexandria and Jerusalem, of Cilicia, Syria, Iberia, Arabia Mesopotamia, Pentapolis, Ethiopia, of all of Egypt and the entire East, Father of Fathers, Pastor of Pastors, Bishop of Bishops, the Thirteenth of the Holy Apostlesa Born...