Sunday, August 25, 2013

O Vara Frumoasa- A Beautiful Summer

Thank you, Alexandra, for organizing the end-of-the-summer lunch. A good time was had by all!

The next organized potluck will be Sunday, September 8th- the monthly birthday party (cake provided!) and the birthday of Our Lady, the Theotokos.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Iertarea fata de aproapele determina iertarea primita de la Dumnezeu.

Duminica aceasta Sfanta Scriptura ne reaminteste ca iertarea aproapelui este necesara ca sa dobandim iertare de la Tatal ceresc. In alte cuvinte ca sa obtinem iertare pentru greselile noastre trebuie sa practicam intre noi iubirea crestina care este datatoare de viata.

De aceea cu cat mai mult vorbim, sau ascultam, sau propovaduim sau practicam despre iertare propagam invatatura lui Isus pe care o auzim ca si unul dintre ideile sale principale captate si in rugaciunea "Tatal Nostru: Iarta noua greselile noastre precum si noi iertam gresitilor nostri".

Ca si fii si fice ale celui Preainalt, suntem chemati sa transformam acest pamant robit de ura si condus adesea de setea de putere in Imparatia Cereasca a iubirii desavarsite bazate pe iertare si parere de rau pentru pacatele savarsite.

Binecuvantari si iertare!

Catholic means Universal

This chart shows the various Catholic liturgical families (rites) and their ancestry. Jerusalem, the place of the founding of the Catholic Church, came first in time. Then three major branches eventually formed within the Church: Roman, Antiochian and Alexandrian. The Ukrainian Catholic Church is part of the Antiochian branch, specifically coming under the Byzantine rite. The Catechism, quoting from Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Second Vatican Council's Constitution on Divine Liturgy, states:

"The liturgical traditions or rites presently in use in the Church are the Latin . . . and the Byzantine, Alexandrian or Coptic, Syriac, Armenian, Maronite and Chaldean rites. In 'faithful obedience to tradition, the sacred Council declares that Holy Mother Church holds all lawfully recognized rites to be of equal right and dignity, and that she wishes to preserve them in the future and to foster them in every way.'" (CCC 1203). from this Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic website

Memory Lane- Romanians in Hollywood!

For quite a few years, our community met at the Monastery of The Angels, a Dominican convent in North Hollywood. We really enjoyed their hospitality and sometimes their delicious pumpkin bread!

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Welcome to our little space on the web! I hope that this blog will be a place where we can share information on the mission as well as the Byzantine Catholic rite, spirituality & the entire Catholic Church.

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Fr Calin-Liviu Tamiian