God With Us Online

Fr. Alexander Wroblicky | September 2, 2019

The Feast of the Dormition this year will become a milestone for God With Us Publications. For decades our catechetical programs have relied on the excellent publications provided to us by God With Us Publications. On August 15, the Eastern Catholic Directors of Religious Education (ECED), the catechetical arm of the Eastern Catholic Bishops of the USA that oversee God With Us Publications, launched a new initiative in online adult learning: God With Us Online.

The outreach project is dedicated to the catechetical renewal of Eastern Catholics in the United States in accord with the Church’s call for a new evangelization. God With Us Online will offer the same, excellent adult catechetical content online with some of the best teachers of the faith.

You can register for free online at http://easterncatholic.org/. All classes begin at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and last for one hour. The fall schedule includes:

“The Face of God: An Introduction to Byzantine Faith and Spirituality” by Rev. Deacon Daniel Dozier on Sept. 11 and 18.

“Making Disciples: The Art of Bringing Others to Christ” by Rev. Alexander Wroblicky on Oct. 9, 16, and 23. Father Alexander will discuss what it means to be an apostle and lead participants in understanding what it means to be called to discipleship and how to respond to that call in this three-part series.

”Unlocking the Mystery: An Introduction to Eastern Christian Bible Study” by Joshua Mangels on Nov. 6 and 13. Continue reading

“Gifts of the Spirit”

Editor | September 2, 2019

Jubilee Celebration at Mount St. Macrina   In a spirit of gratitude and with great joy, the total community of the Sisters of St. Basil gathered July 30 in Uniontown, Pa. to celebrate the 405 years of dedicated service to … Continue reading

Eternal Memory – Father Roy R. Schubert

Editor | September 2, 2019

Reverend Father Roy R. Schubert, a retired priest of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Mt. Macrina Manor in Uniontown, Pa., where he had been a resident for the past several … Continue reading

Eternal memory – Sister Ann Fedyszak

Editor | September 2, 2019

Sister Ann Fedyszak Very early in the morning of Monday, August 12, 2019, Sister Ann Fedyszak (formerly Sister Aloysius) completed her earthly life and awoke to the dawn of her new life in the heavenly Kingdom. Sister Ann had been … Continue reading

Eulogy for a newspaperman

Editor | September 2, 2019

One day at my former job as a reporter for The Signal Item newspaper in Green Tree, Pa., Bob Pastin, my editor, was searching for a headline. An event over the weekend in Crafton, Pa. featured a llama and we … Continue reading

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THE GREAT LENT A TRADITIONAL CUSTOM OF THE BYZANTINE RITE

We have various days and seasons of Fast in the Byzantine Rite but, in this pamphlet, we will limit our presentation to the pre-Paschal Fast known as the Great Fast. It is called the Great Fast not only on account of its duration (seven weeks) but mainly on account of its importance for the spiritual renewal of the faithful. In the Old Slavonic, the Great Fast is called ” Svjata Chetyredesjatnicja,” meaning the Holy Forty Days while in English, it is called Lent from the Anglo-Saxon Lencten, meaning spring. The Great Fast can be described as a forty-day period of prayer, penance, and spiritual exercises in preparation for the proper celebration of Easter. Continue reading