November 2017

Christmas Program 2017/2018
Program of the Christmas/Theophany Season 2017/2018 We encourage our parishioners to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation & personally request from the priest an appointment, before or after prayers. Sunday [...]
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2017-2018 Parish Census
Over the next couple of weeks, Mireille M from the Parish Office (on behalf of Father Samir), will be conducting a census to update the information of our Parishioners. The [...]
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Experiences and Liturgy in the Melkite Church
When a person who is unfamiliar with the Eastern churches enters a Melkite Church or any other Orthodox Church they are confronted with what at first appears to be an [...]
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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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Metalepsis
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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Communal and Private Dimensions
As members of God’s family, we belong to one another, and so we live an active Community Life as Church. Most importantly, we join one another in worship. Our style [...]
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Eastern Church Tradition
General Consideration Generally speaking, the term ‘tradition’, parádosis in Greek, implies an act of “giving, offering, delivering, and performing charity.”[1] Theologically, it denotes any “teaching or practice transmitted throughout the [...]
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