Articles tagged: byzantine

Preparing for Lent: 9 Liturgical Gems from the Byzantine East


SPL Staff • February 6th, 2013

Listers, the season of Lent is fast approaching. Our brethren in the East call the period of Lent the "Great Fast," or alternatively, "Great Lent." It is the most important of the four fasting seasons in the Eastern churches, since it is the preparation for the feast of feasts, namely Pascha, or... Read More →

6 Things You Should Know about the Melkite Catholic Church

History Theology

SPL Staff • September 7th, 2012

Listers: as you know, the universal Catholic Church is comprised of 23 sui iuris (self-governing) ritual Churches united by their communion with each other and with the See of Rome. Though the Roman Church is the largest, the 22 Eastern Churches play a significant and necessary role in the... Read More →

Splendour of the East: 5 Byzantine Hymns All Catholics Should Know

Art & Architecture

SPL Staff • August 19th, 2012

1. Axion Estin (It Is Truly Meet) It is truly meet to bless thee, O Theotokos, ever blessed, and most pure, and the Mother of our God. More honorable than the cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the seraphim. Without corruption thou gavest birth to God the Word. ... Read More →

The Queen Takes Her Throne: 6 Quotes on the Dormition and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

History Theology

SPL Staff • August 15th, 2012

Listers, today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary in the Roman Church and the Feast of the Dormition in the Eastern Churches. Along with the following selection of quotes, we have also shared a sermon in its entirety by St. John Damascene regarding the Dormition and Queenship of... Read More →
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