Priesthood in God’s Plan

THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF PRIESTS in the world. Most Eastern religions (e.g. Hindu, Shinto or Buddhist religions) have priests, generally for the performance of their temple rituals. What is the Christian priesthood and is it different from these examples or from the priesthood of the ancient Greco-Roman and Persian religions? The Old Testament Priesthood […]

Everywhere Present, Filling All Things

Fifty Days after Passover Jews observe the Feast of Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, which originated as the conclusion of the Spring harvest season in Israel. Between Passover and Shavuot barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, dates and lastly wheat would be harvested. According to the Biblical command (Deuteronomy 8:8) growers would bind the first fruits […]

English Edition of CHRIST OUR PASCHA, the Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, Soon to Go to Print

The Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church is the first of the Eastern Catholic Churches to publish its own catechism, Christ our Pascha. The catechism is not dependent upon theCatechism of the Catholic Church (1992), like all of the other catechisms published by various national bishops conferences throughout the Catholic World. Its structure is entirely different and it […]

Feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God

“We sing your praises, O Most Holy Virgin, Mother of Christ our God, and we glorify your all-glorious patronage.” (Hymn of Praise from the Sixteenth Century) Among the Marian feasts listed in our Liturgical Year, the feast of the Patronage of the Most Holy Mother of God deserves special consideration. The cult of the Mother […]