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Video: Introduction to the Eastern Catholic Churches

A 12 minute presentation that gives a basic historical and theological background to the formation of the Eastern Catholic Churches. This useful tool is ideal for teaching teens, adults and converts.

 

Video copyright: Eparchy of Parma, used with permission.

Video length is 12 minutes.  Approximately 2:30 is available for viewing.


Video Video: A Brief Explanation of the Eastern Catholic Churches

The Catholic Church is a communion of churches. It is made up of churches from the Eastern Tradition and the Western Tradition. Every Catholic has a responsibility for understanding the fullness of the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul II has said, "The church must learn to breathe again with its two lungs, its Eastern one and its Western one." In assessing the current situation, Cardinal William Baum has stated, "It is clear that, despite progress in this area, there is still a need among Catholics of the Latin tradition for a great deal of knowledge of the peoples, traditions and churches of the Christian East". (Jan 6, 1987, #15)

The Catholic Church is a communion of churches. It is made up of churches from the Eastern Tradition and the Western Tradition. Every Catholic has a responsibility for understanding the fullness of the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul II has said, "The church must learn to breathe again with its two lungs, its Eastern one and its Western one." In assessing the current situation, Cardinal William Baum has stated, "It is clear that, despite progress in this area, there is still a need among Catholics of the Latin tradition for a great deal of knowledge of the peoples, traditions and churches of the Christian East". (Jan 6, 1987, #15)

Video copyright: Eparchy of Parma, 1992,  used with permission.

Video length is 20 minutes.  Approximately 2:30 is available for viewing.


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Video: Reflections of Glory: The Origins of Byzantine Art

The spiritual and cultural dynamics of early Christianity that eventually gave rise to the art of the Byzantine icon are presented in this video through lively imagery and narration. It offers the viewer a more mature understanding of Byzantine icons by providing the foundation upon which the terminology, concepts and theology of Byzantine icons is blessed.

 

Video copyright: Eparchy of Parma, 1992,  used with permission.

Video length is 20 minutes.  Approximately 2:30 is available for viewing.


Icon of St. George Audio: Holy Week and Pascha

The following Divine services from Holy Week and Pascha 2006 were recorded at St. George Parish in Aliquippa, PA and are available in MP3 format. The recordings are not professional quality but are very good. Note that files are very large. They may be played online or saved to your local computer by right-clicking and choosing "Save As".


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Teachings of Christ

“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26 ESV)

Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem

O Lord and Master of my life, drive away from me the spirit of despondency, carelessness, love of power, and idle chatter. (Prostration)

Rather grant to me, Your servant, the spirit of wholeness of being, humility, patience, and love. (Prostration)

Yes, O Lord and King, grant that I may see my own faults and not condemn my brother; for You are blessed to the ages of ages. Amen. (Prostration)

Annunciation

Today is the fountainhead of our salvation, * and the revelation of an eternal mystery: * The Son of God becomes the Son of a Virgin, * and Gabriel announces the good news of grace. * Therefore, let us also cry with him to the Mother of God: * "Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you!” (Troparion, Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

To you, O Mother of God, our leader and defender, * we, your servants, delivered from calamity, offer hymns of victory and thanksgiving. * So you, who have invincible might, * set us free from every peril * that we may cry to you: * "Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!" (Kontakion, Tone 8)

Random Proverb

"The woman Folly is loud; she is seductive and knows nothing." (Proverbs 9:13 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

A brother asked Abba Isidore the priest, "Why are the demons so frightened of you?" The old man said to him, "Because, ever since the day I began practicing ascesis, I have striven to prevent anger from reaching my lips."

The Desert Fathers