Vatcan.va - The Holy Father has approved the change of the circumscription of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto of the Slovaks of the Byzantine rite in Canada, from eparchy to exarchate, transferring its jurisdiction from the sui iuris metropolitan Church of Prešov of the Byzantines to that of Pittsburgh of the Byzantines.

The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Kurt Richard Burnette of Passaic of the Ruthenians, U.S.A., as apostolic administrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the Exarchate of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto of the Slovaks of the Byzantine rite in Canada.


Teachings of Christ

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." (Matthew 7:7,8 ESV)

Ascension

You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, * granting joy to Your disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit; * through this blessing they were assured * that You are the Son of God * the Redeemer of the world! (Troparion)

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

When You fulfilled the divine plan for us * and united things on earth with things in heaven, * You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, * in no way departing from us but remaining inseparable, * and crying out to those who love You: “I am with you, and no one is against you.” (Kontakion)

Random Proverb

"Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her." (Proverbs 8:10,11 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly, the angel who guards you will honor your patience.

St. John of the Ladder