Author: Father Samir

The History & Symbolism of Iconography
The History & Symbolism of Iconography ICONOGRAPHY IS THE ORIGINAL TRADITION of Christian sacred art and has been an integral part of the worship and mystical life of Christians since [...]
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Bible Study Information
Bible Study Information This info from an Online Bible Study, led by our Pastor, Fr. Sebastian Carnazzo. This is a wonderful aid to the spiritual life and an opportunity to delve deeper [...]
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Melkite Music
Melkite Music Below is a sampling of the type of music you will hear at St. Elias Melkite Catholic Church. If you live in San Jose or the Bay Area, CA, please [...]
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This Order, originally part of the divine service, is recited over two periods: In the evening, during the Order of Compline and after the Creed, the eight odes are recited [...]
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Melkite Byzantine Rosary
Melkite Byzantine Rosary (The Jesus Prayer) “O God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”(Luke 18:13)  This dates back to the 7th century, when according to tradition, a saint had an [...]
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Melkite Catholic Patriarchate
History of the Melkite Catholic Church and its Rites Introduction With the emergence of the Christian Church in 313 from the period of persecution, a new era prevailed. In areas [...]
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His Grace Robert Rabbat gives the episcopal blessing during the Trisagion of the Divine and Holy Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom enthroning and installing him as Eparch of the Melkite Greek Catholics of Australia and New Zealand on Saturday 8 October 2011 @ the Cathedral of St Michael the Archangel and all Holy Angels.  
The Catholic Church is a communion of churches. It is made up of churches from the Eastern Tradition and Western Tradition. Every catholic has a responsibility for understanding the fullness of the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul has said “the church must learn to breathe again with its two lungs, its eastern and western one” […]
Thanks to Matthew for sending this in. Fr. Barnabas Powell’s YouTube Channel is great to resource to learn about the eastern churches and the divine liturgy of St John Chrysostom. Check it out here –  
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