WI: LaCrosse

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Metro Area: LaCrosse (WI)
Our Lady of Lourdes Melkite Church
Historical Entry: Canonically suppressed
Formerly at:
1096 Copeland Ave
LaCrosse
WI
54603-2566
USA
Historical Location - Not A Mailing Address Or Active Location
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Melkite Greek-Catholic
Latin Diocese: LaCrosse
Canonically: Latin
Ritually: Melkite
Cemetery: None

Sacramental Records at:
St James the Less (Latin) Church
1032 Caledonia St
LaCrosse
WI
54603-2510
USA
Ph: 608-782-7557
Fax: 608-796-0086

The artist's rendering of the exterior was provided by Paul Stamm, a parishioner of St George Melkite in Milwaukee WI, webmaster for the Eparchy of Newton of the Melkites, and a member of the Byzantine Forum community, where he posts as GermanMelkite. It is used here with Paul's kind permission. We are also indebted to Paul for providing virtually all of the data contained in this entry.
Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1906
Parish erected in: 1907, under the patronage of Our Lady of Lourdes
Suppressed in: 1923, on 23 September. Memory eternal
Status: HISTORICAL ENTRY ONLY
This Entry Last Updated: 09/04/2010
Latitude: 43.8391271
Longitude: -91.2495316
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Teachings of Christ

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account." (Matthew 5:11 ESV)

Joachiam and Anna Rejoice

Today the bonds of childlessness are loosed, * for God has heard Joachim and Anna * and He promises manifestly that they, against all hope, would give birth to the Maiden of God * from whom the Uncircumscribed One Himself would be born, becoming man, * and he commanded the Angels to cry out to her: * “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.

Today the whole world celebrates * the conception of Anne which was brought about by God, * for she gave birth to the one who, beyond understanding, * gave birth to the Word. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

Holy Forefathers

Through faith, O Christ, you justified the Forefathers, * betrothing through them in advance the Church of the gentiles. * The Saints exult in glory, * for from their seed came forth a glorious fruit: * she who gave birth to You without seed. * Through their prayers, O Christ God, have mercy on us. (Troparion, Tone 2)

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

You did not honor a hand-depicted image, O thrice-blessed ones, * but defended by the undepicted Being you were glorified in a trial by fire. * And, standing in the midst of unbearable flame, you called upon God: * “Hasten, O Compassionate One, and speed to our help, * for You are merciful and You can do whatever you will.” (Kontakion, Tone 6)

(Second Sunday Before Christmas)

Saint Nicholas of Myra

The truth of your deeds has revealed you to your flock, * as a rule of faith, an image of meekness, and a teacher of abstinence. * Therefore, you attained the heights through humility, * and riches through poverty. * O Father and Hierarch Nicholas, * pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved. (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.

In Myra, You were shown to be a servant of the sacred things, O Holy Nicholas, * for, fulfilling the Gospel of Christ, you, O Venerable, laid down your life for your people, * and saved the innocent from death. * Therefore, you were sanctified as a great initiate of the grace of God. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

Random Proverb

"My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding, that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge." (Proverbs 5:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

The man who follows Christ in solitary mourning is greater than he who praises Christ amid the congregation of men. 

St. Isaac the Syrian