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The Art of Marriage
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From The Pastor
Last week I mentioned the Syro-Malabar Church in my letter. Many of our Indian brothers and sisters are from that Church. By the way, that church lays claim to St. Thomas, the Apostle, as their founding spirit. It is in complete union with the Latin Rite/Roman Church and is therefore considered part of the Catholic Church. The Latin Rite is the largest group in number of members, but the 22 Eastern Rite Churches are a significant part of our catholic /universal tradition.
Indeed we have another Eastern Rite Church right in our own back yard. St. Anthony parish on Sadler Road is one of the largest Maronite parishes in the United States. The Maronite Church is another of those Eastern Rite Churches in full union with the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. The Maronite Church originates in Lebanon. Latin is the liturgical language in the Roman Rite. In the Maronite Rite Christian Aramaic (called Syriac) is the liturgical language. We are in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond. St. Anthony’s is in the Maronite Catholic Epachy centered in Brooklyn, NY.
Their Lebanese roots show forth in the Lebanese Food Festival every year in May. This past May was their 30th year for that Festival. I hope even more of our parishioners will support that Festival this coming May.
P.S. - Another reminder that the Saturday and Sunday evening Masses will move to 5:00 PM on the weekend of September 13th/14th.