he Byzantine Catholic Church begins Lent with the Sunday of Forgiveness. Only by forgiving others we can have reconciliation in the risen Christ at Pascha.
This Lent, St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church opens Scripture and tours Genesis, the daily bread of the Great Fast. It’s a book about relationships—between God and humanity, man and woman, brothers and sisters, parents and children.
Join us for a series of reflections on this book in the context of the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts (Vespers & Communion Service) led beautifully by St. Mary Schola.
Listening to the Word of God, we can learn to forgive, be forgiven, and participate more fully in the Lord’s resurrection. Confession is available after all services.
Byzantine Catholics don’t just read the scriptures; it’s a house we dwell in. Our liturgical life breaks open the scriptures for us and allows us to enter into God’s pattern of divine life.
This is an introductory course that takes us through the basics of Byzantine Catholic Bible: What the Bible is for us, how we read it, and how we live it both in the church and in the world.
This is intended as a “lecture and lab course.” We will meet at 3:45 pm at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church to discuss the theme. Then we will celebrate vespers and experience how our liturgy puts it all together.
Cost is $25, which includes a Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition of the Bible. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please bring your payment to the first class. Make checks payable to St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church.
Deadline for registration is Sunday, Febuary 11.
The five-week class will be taught by
Fr. Andrew Summerson S.Th.D. (Cand.), parish priest of St. Mary Church, Whiting.
he holds degrees from John Carroll University, the Pontifical Gregorian University, and the Pontifical Patristic Institute. He has also been a guest commentator for papal events for Vatican Radio and EWTN.
Join other teens as we watch and discuss the film "The Case for Christ," a true story about Lee Strobel, an award-winning Chicago Tribune Reporter whose investigative journalism on the historical and scientific evidence for Jesus led him to find his faith.