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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