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The Kiss Of Peace

(Adapted from the website of the Eparchy of Edmonton) The kiss of peace is one of the most primitive rites of the Christian liturgy. Robert F. Taft, S.J. Introduction and History In early Christianity the Kiss of Peace was a ...

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Reflection of the Week

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, having long suffered under Communist persecution, flourished once the Iron Curtain finally fell. The strength of this Eastern rite extends to the growing Ukrainian diaspora, particularly in Canada. In 2011, when the Ukrainian bishops needed ...

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Reflection of the Week

Poverty

Poverty, and my contribution to continuing the cycle. Chances are we go to church on Sunday. We pray and we believe in God. Most of us do not really consider that we personally contribute to poverty. How would you feel if your father ...

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Reflection of the Week

Fr Olexander Kenez The complementarity of liturgical traditions The history of liturgies shows us how this can be so. Early in the 20th century Baumstark wrote his landmark book, “Comparative Liturgy”. Both the Roman and the Byzantine traditions reflect the ...

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Installation of Pope Francis

by Vey Rev Olexander Kenez In his inaugural address from the loggia, he never once used the words “pope” or “pontiff” or their cognates. (There is nothing wrong with either term: pope comes from the Greek for “father” and “pontiff” ...

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