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Happening This Week
Sunday of The Paralytic
Sunday 30th April 2023
Holy Resurrection (Easter) and Ascension:
Saturday 8th April: Great and Holy Saturday: The Blessing of the New Light, at 7pm.
Sunday 9th April: The Glorious and Holy Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Mass at 12 noon
and Parish Lunch at 2pm.
Monday 10th April: Monday of the New Week, Mass at 12 noon, Oxford City.
Sunday 16th April: Sunday of Thomas (John 20:24-29), Mass at 12 noon.
Sunday 23rd April: Saint George, Patron of England, Mass at 12pm.
Sunday 23rd April: Sunday of the Ointment-bearing Women (Mark 16:1-8), Mass at 12 noon.
Sunday 30th April: Sunday of the Paralytic (John 5:1-15), Mass at 12 noon.
Sunday 7th May: Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (John 4:4-42), Mass at 12 noon.
Sunday 14th May: Sunday of the Blind Man (9:1-38), Mass at 12 noon.
Thursday 18th May: The Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven, Mass at 7pm.
Sunday 21st May: Sunday of the Holy Fathers, who attended the First Ecumenical Council of Nicea
(325 AD), Mass at 12 noon.
Saturday 27th May: Saturday of the Dead, Candlelight Mass at 6pm.
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The Melkite Greek Catholic Church is an Eastern Catholic church in full communion with the Holy See as part of the worldwide Catholic Church. Its chief pastor is Patriarch Youssef Absi, headquartered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Dormition, Damascus, Syria.
The Melkite Church, like many other Eastern Catholic particular churches, shares the Byzantine Rite with the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch and other Eastern Orthodox churches. It is mainly centered in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine. Melkite Greek Catholics are present, however, throughout the world by migration due to persecution of Christians. Outside the Near East, the Melkite Church has also grown through intermarriage with, and the conversion of, people of various ethnic heritages as well as transritualism. At present there is a worldwide membership of approximately 1.6 million.
Leading our Parish, is the Archimandrite Shafiq.