Pilgrimage 2017

David Mayernik Jr. | October 2, 2017

Sister Ruth Plante, Provincial, Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great, likens the annual Pilgrimage to Mount St. Macrina in Uniontown, Pa. as a “grand family reunion.” That’s because she sees so many familiar faces among the many priests, deacons and faithful in attendence from all across the country. During this year’s 83rd Pilgrimage in Honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help from Sept. 2 to 3, many of these faces were covered by umbrellas due to falling rain and bursts of blustery winds. “We’re here today, with the wind blowing and we have a bad hair day today,” Sister Ruth told pilgrims during her welcoming remarks on Sept. 2.

“Even though we plan and plan for Pilgrimage and we try to attend for every detail, that’s the one thing we have no control over.” The Pilgrimage weekend Continue reading

Every Parish Can Sing

Deacon Jeffrey Mierzejewski Director Metropolitan Cantor Institute | October 2, 2017

Our church’s spiritual inheritance of liturgical singing depends on two things: a congregation willing and able to sing, and a cantor willing and able to lead. In this article, we will take a look at both parts of this equation. … Continue reading

Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head

David Mayernik Jr. | October 2, 2017

Weather doesn’t spoil Annual Pilgrimage to Mount St. Macrina As I sat on a folding chair during an afternoon Divine Liturgy on a lawn atop Mount St. Macrina on Labor Day weekend, I was reminded of a song from “Winnie-the-Pooh … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars – October 2017

Editor | October 2, 2017

A Lutheran/Catholic Day of Commemoration of Hope A Lutheran/Catholic Day of Commemoration of Hope will be presented 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Oct. 28 at Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, Pa. The event is in commemoration of the 500th … Continue reading

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The Byzantine Rite boasts of two formularies of the Eucharistic sacrifice, namely, the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great and the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. In this leaflet we shall examine the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, which at the present time seems to be more popular and is celebrated more frequently in the Byzantine Rite. Before the tenth century it was just the opposite : the Basilian Liturgy was celebrated more often. But because of its brevity, in time, the Chrysostomian Liturgy prevailed. Continue reading