Ain Traz
22 June 2014

His Beatitude Gregorios III, Patriarch of Antioch of the Melkite Greek Catholics, with the assent of the Synod of Bishops of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, has transferred:

- Archbishop George Bacaouni, previously of the archeparchy of Tyre of the Melkite Greek Catholics in Lebanon to the archeparchy of Acre (80,000 laypersons, 36 priests, 36 religious, 4 permanent deacons) in Galilee

- Archbishop Michael Abrass B.A., previously of the patriarchal curia of Antioch of the Melkite Greek Catholics in Lebanon to the archeparchy of Tyre of the Melkite Greek Catholics (3,050 laypersons 8 priests, 6 religious) in Lebanon.

Melkite Patriarchate’s Press Release


Teachings of Christ

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one.” (John 10:27-30 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

Good and God-loving men accuse people of something bad when they are present, but when they are absent they not only refrain from accusing them, but do not permit others to do so when they attempt to speak of them.

From St. Anthony the Great (170 Texts on Saintly Life no. 30) REF: Fr. Seraphim Rose, "Letters"