Memory Eternal

Requiescat in pace Please commend to your prayers the faithful of the Coptic Orthodox Church whose Patriarch, Pope Shenouda III has passed away. This is a sensitive time for our brethren anyway about which we were to learn more this Thursday, March 22 at our event “The plight and hope of Middle-East Christians” from Fr Youhanna Habib,…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Saturday Lent III

Saturday in the Third Week of Lent: Missa “Verba mea auribus” The Station is at the Church of St. Susanna, a Roman virgin who was martyred under the Emperor Diocletian. This sanctuary was one of the twenty-five parish churches of Rome in the fifth century. The analogy between the circumstances of the martyrdom of St. Susanna…

Today’s Saint: St Patrick, Apostle of the Irish

Introduction from the Confession of St. Patrick, an autobiography I am Patrick, a sinner, most unlearned, the least of all the faithful, and utterly despised by many. My father was Calpornius, a deacon, son of Potitus, a priest, of the village Bannavem Taburniae; he had a government seat nearby, and there I was taken captive….

Saturday Lent III: Statio ad St Susannam

Grant, we pray Thee, Almighty God, that Thy servants, who afflict their bodies by fasting, may also abstain from sin and following after justice: through Our Lord… The Station is in the church of St. Susanna, virgin and martyr of Rome. The first Christian place of worship was built here in the 4th century. It was probably the…