4. Place Names - Asterisks & Numbers?


What Does An Asterisk (*) After a Place Name Mean?

An asterisk (*) after a place name denotes that its entry is cross-listed in two categories or subcategories. This can occur in two instances:

The entry for a temple that, presently or historically, was established to serve an identifiable constituent sub-group of a Church sui iuris will be cross-listed to both the sub-group and to its parent Church sui iuris.

  • Example: The entry for a Russian Catholic Old Ritualist temple will be cross-listed to both the Russian Catholic Old Ritualists and to the Russian Greek-Catholic Church.

The entry for a temple that, presently or historically, was established by a Church sui iuris to afford pastoral care to the faithful of another, different, Church sui iuris will be cross-listed to both Churches sui iuris.

  • Example: Faithful of the Hungarian (Magyar) Greek-Catholic Church have no canonical jurisdiction in Canada. Pastoral care is afforded to them by the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church (UGCC).  Parishes erected by the UGCC to serve the Hungarian faithful are cross-listed to both Churches sui iuris.

What Does A Number After A Place Name Mean?

It was decided that, when there are (or were) more than a single temple in a particular city or town, the entries would be alphabetically ordered by the names of the temples. The first entry has no number after the place name. Subsequent entries are numbered beginning with zero (0) and continuing through nine (9). In instances when there are more than eleven (11) temples in a particular city or town, numbers higher than 9 appear as 91, 92, etc (because the software used in the directory counts differently than humans do).

  • Example: If there were three temples in city of Los Alamos, New Mexico,  the place name entries would be listed numerically as follows (thus, alphabetizing the church names):
  • NM: Los Alamos       (Byzantine Outreach of Los Alamos)
  • NM: Los Alamos - 0 (St Addai Chaldean Catholic Church)
  • NM: Los Alamos - 1 (St John the Baptist Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church)

 


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Teachings of Christ

“Whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:33 ESV)

Encounter

Rejoice, O Mother of God, Virgin full of grace. * From you has risen the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, * shining upon those who are in darkness. * Rejoice also, you righteous Elder; * for you received in your arms the Deliverer of our souls, * Who has given us resurrection. (Troparion, Tone 1)

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

O Christ God, through Your birth You sanctified the Virgin's womb; * and blessed, as it was proper, the hands of Simeon. * Now, having come, you saved us. * Give peace to Your commonwealth in times of war * and strengthen our civil authorities, whom You have loved, O You who alone loves mankind. (Kontakion, Tone 1)

(The Feast of the Encounter is February 2nd - the 40th Day of Christmas)

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

Seek, my child, the nobility of the soul, for it is truth; that of the body is false. Do not seek honor from men, for this injures one; but rather, seek heavenly glory . . . . You are to be sympathetic with all the brethren and help them as much as possible; and, you are to minister to them that are unable or weak. Do not desire to live by another's labors . . . . Never ridicule anyone, and especially when they are in misfortune. When you hear that a certain brother is disorderly, supplicate God to correct his life. Visit and help the sick, and serve the brethren as their servant; so you might be a friend of Christ Who, for your sake, became a servant and minister. Always heed, my child, not to fall into temptations. However, if it happens that you should fall, immediately rise up and amend yourself with repentance, and again hasten to prayer. In this manner, live your life, my child, and God shall always come to you and help you in soul and body.

St. Theodora of Alexandria, "The Lives of the Spiritual Mothers: An Orthodox Materikon of Women Monastics and Ascetics