Liturgy

The Feast of Dinha

January 7, 2016

The Perfect Summary Just as in many Feasts of the highest importance, the Basilica Hymn of the Holy Feast of Dinha, or the Dawning of our Lord, is comprised of many verses [...]

Second Sunday after the Nativity

January 2, 2016

Second Sunday after Christmas Basilica Hymn My heart will speak words of wisdom (Ps 45:1) He will sprout from his city like the grass of the earth (?) A comely and lovely [...]

Memorial of the Infants

December 28, 2015

The Memorial of the Murder of the Infants Basilica Hymn Hear this, all you peoples Come and see the works of God Herod had schemed to kill the Son of God, and so he sent the [...]

First Sunday after the Nativity

December 27, 2015

First Sunday after Christmas Basilica Hymn I will exalt you, O Lord God, my King As is your Name, O Lord, so be your praises O Lord, who is like you? He who is in God’s [...]

Solemnity of Our Lady

December 27, 2015

The Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary Basilica Hymn Our God, our mighty stronghold He has chosen a dwelling for himself The one to be born of her is from the Holy Spirit [...]

Feast of the Birth of Our Lord

December 24, 2015

The Most Important Things The reflections found in the Basilica Hymns, and in all the spiritual heritage of the Church of the East, profound as they are, are deeply humble in [...]

Fourth Sunday of Subara

December 19, 2015

The Fourth Sunday of Advent Basilica Hymn I will exalt you, O God, my King (Ps 144:1) His lightning lights up the world (Ps 77:18) At the edge of the sky is his [...]

Third Sunday of Subara

December 13, 2015

The Third Sunday of Advent Basilica Hymn My heart overflows with noble words (Ps 45:1) He who was before the ages (1 John 1:1) His Name was before the sun (Ps 72:17) He is [...]

Second Sunday of Subara

December 6, 2015

The Second Sunday of Advent Basilica Hymn He who was before the ages (1 John 1:1) His Name was before the sun (Ps 72:17) The mystery hidden for ages in God who created all [...]

Continuation of Apostolic Tradition

December 1, 2015

St. Peter Cathedral held its second talk in as many weeks on the topic of Chaldean History and Liturgy. His Excellency, Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo began his lecture on the [...]
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