22.7.08

Annunciation of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Parish

Again, I am adding a site to my list. Today it is from Annunciation of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Parish in Homer Glen, Illinois. They produce a pod cast and radio program, a list of their programs is here... Right about here I have to add that this Church is in union with the Pope and all of the Roman Catholic Church. Let us breath with two lungs.

Here excerpt from their site:

...What is a Byzantine Catholic?

Good Question! In fact, this is a question that Pope John Paul It said the whole Catholic Church ought to be asking at this time in history. In the Pope's Letter, "Orientale Lumen" (Light of the East,") he instructs Catholics to learn that there is more than one expression of the Catholic Faith. In fact, there are about 21 different expressions of the Catholic Faith. Most of these expressions are referred to as the Eastern Rites, or more accurately 'particular' Eastern Catholic Churches. The Byzantine Catholic Church is just one of these Eastern Catholic Churches.

The Eastern Catholic Churches came about as the Catholic Faith spread to the various cultures of the world. Those cultures in the Middle East, the Far East and Eastern and Central Europe developed their own particular eastern style of worship and spirituality.

During the 4th century A.D., the city of Byzantium was renamed "Constantinople' by the Roman Emperor Constantine. Constantinople is known today as the city of Istanbul in the nation of Turkey. When Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity and declared Christianity to be the legal state religion Christianity in this region began to develop its own particular style and spirit. Beginning in the 9th century AD, Byzantine missionaries brought their particular style of spirituality and worship to the Slavic lands of central arid Eastern Europe.
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Une Foi, un Dieu, un Roi.
de Brantigny

3 comments:

mercifuljuliana said...

Thank you for this post! I did not know about the Byzantine Catholic Church's website or the podcasts.

de Brantigny said...

You are quite welcome. As You may have guessed I am of the Roman Rite. While I have never attended a Orthodox rite Mass, (Uniate or otherwise) I know that the rite is most ancient. It is a pity when one understands that it all boils down to 4 words.

Merci.
Richard

mercifuljuliana said...

Indeed, it is a pity.

Juliana