Will Of God

Laura Ieraci Editor, Horizons Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma | July 2, 2018

Bishop Milan Lach, SJ, was enthroned as the fifth bishop of the Eparchy of Parma during a June 30 Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. He succeeds Bishop John Kudrick, whose resignation was accepted by the Vatican May 7, 2016.

Bishop Milan’ s appointment as eparch was announced June 1. Up until then, he had served as apostolic administrator, an appointment he received June 24, 2017. Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States presided at the enthronement liturgy. Archbishop William C. Skurla was the main celebrant.

Bishop Milan Lach, SJ, said he has received his appointment as the fifth eparch of the Eparchy of Parma as the will of God. “We ask in the Our Father that the will of God be done,” Bishop Lach told Horizons. “I believe that this (appointment) is the will of God and I accept it, to do my duties as bishop and to shepherd my flock with the help of our priests and deacons.”

Last June, Pope Francis had appointed Bishop Milan, then auxiliary bishop of the Archeparchy of Presov, Slovakia, as the apostolic administrator sede vacante of Parma. His appointment came after Archbishop William had already served as the administrator of Continue reading

“Renew, Revitalize, Rejuvenate”

David Mayernik Jr. | July 2, 2018

Preparations continue for Assembly 2018 in September “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” — Saint … Continue reading

Jacob’s prayer

Father Christiaan Kappes | July 2, 2018

Part 6: Journey through salvation history to understand the Pre-Lenten Seasons Thus far, we have understood how Genesis 3:15, or the “seed of woman” will one day deliver God’s people from Adam’s sin. God selected out the progeny of faithful … Continue reading

Vatican challenges us to transform our financial system

Tony Magliano | July 2, 2018

Why are people poor? It’s not because there aren’t enough resources to go around. For one thing, the world produces enough food to adequately feed every single person. Well then what are the reasons? Among the major reasons poverty exists … Continue reading

“Won’t you be my neighbor?”

David Mayernik Jr. | July 2, 2018

I suspect everyone has a Mr. Rogers story. Yes, that Mr. Rogers, host and creator of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, ” which ran for 31 seasons and was produced at the WQEDTV studios in Pittsburgh, Pa. I grew up on Fred … Continue reading

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Anointing of the Sick: The Mystery of the Holy Oil according to Byzantine Rite practice

The Evangelists tell us that our Lord Jesus Christ from the very beginning of His public life showed His merciful love and compassion toward the sick and the suffering who were seeking His help. And St. Matthew assures us that Jesus “cured every disease and illness.” (Mt. 9:35) In other words, Jesus considered the healing of the sick as a part of His messianic mission (Is. 61 :1), and afterward He entrusted this healing mission also to His disciples. (Mt. 10:8) Continue reading