A Year of Mourning

It is with the greatest of sorrows that we write to you today. Our kingdom has lost its father, and we weep deeply for him and for our country.

He was not only a king but truly the head of our families. He loved us all most sincerely and devoted his life to serving us and our nation.

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On the passing of a loved one, it is our custom to recite the psalms until the burial service. We will be reciting the psalter daily until our father is put to rest.

We call on all people of good will to join us in doing so. Whether it is one psalm per day or the entire psalter, please join us in these prayers for King Rama IX, our beloved father.

14724001_10100270220288285_9887125_oMeanwhile, we will begin preparing a memorial service as well. Please check back in later on for more details.

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Happy New Year: 7525!

Today, the Greek Catholic Churches and many of our Orthodox brothers celebrate the traditional Church New Year.

On this day, we remember the creation of the world and celebrate 7525 years of life and the countless blessings of God in this world.

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May Christ Our True God bless you and lead you all to union with Him in the year to come!

Feast of the Transfiguration 2016

Today, Greek Catholics traditionally celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration. On this feast, many believers will take the first grapes of the season to be blessed by the priests.

We wish our fellow Greek Catholics, our Orthodox brothers, and all Christians of good will a blessed Feast of the Transfiguration!

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Thou wast Transfigured on the Mount, O Christ God,
Revealing Thy glory to Thy disciples as far as they could bear it.
Let Thy everlasting Light shine upon us sinners!
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Giver of Light, glory to Thee!

-Troparion of the Transfiguration (Tone 7)