April 2015

St. Joseph Monastery

April 9, 2015

The Week of Weeks in the Chaldean church is always a beautiful time. In the East, each day of the week following Easter is considered Sunday. The Resurrection is so big that [...]

In the Person of Christ

April 8, 2015

What I am looking forward to most in the priesthood is at the same time what I am most fearful of: celebrating the Holy Mass and the Sacrament of Confession. In both, as in [...]

Looking Forward to Priesthood

April 7, 2015

The fact that I am going to be ordained a priest in three days is something that still hasn’t hit me and something that I still cannot believe. In over six years of being a [...]

The Priesthood of Christ

April 7, 2015

As the day of ordination draws near, the level of excitement present for the faithful of St. Peter Diocese grows stronger each day. This will be the first time St. Peter [...]

The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful

April 6, 2015

“Christians are too much Easter Sunday and Catholics are too much Passion Friday.” A saying that circulates among religious critics in various social circles, but one [...]

Preparing for a Historic Event

April 6, 2015

Holy Week celebrations were hardly over before St. Peter Cathedral began preparations for the priestly ordinations of Deacons Ankido Sipo and Simon Esshaki. The Shamashe [...]

The First Fruits

April 3, 2015

For more reflections on the Basilica Hymns of each season, purchase Perpetual Jubilee: Meditations on the Chaldean Liturgical Year  on Amazon.com. The First Witness In all [...]

The Earth Trembled and Was Shaken

April 3, 2015

For more reflections on the Basilica Hymns of each season, purchase Perpetual Jubilee: Meditations on the Chaldean Liturgical Year  on Amazon.com. An Uncommon Commentary [...]

Passion Friday at the Cathedral

April 3, 2015

The Good Friday service at St. Peter Cathedral began as it customarily does with Ramsha. After a hymn by the choir, His Excellency, Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo gave the sermon. [...]
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