Monastery News Page
June 11, 2022

A Special Guest and a Special Liturgy


     From May 25th through the 28th, we had the honor of offering hospitality to Bishop Philipos Mar Stephanos Thottathil from New York.  He is bishop of the St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of the USA and Canada.  His presence among us was a blessing as our monastery was a stop on the way for his visit to the Syro-Malankara Catholics of the Detroit area.  To “cap-off” his stay with us, he presided at our Mass on Saturday morning.  With the help of some parishioners from St. Joseph Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in Warren, the Liturgy was celebrated according to their ancient ritual.  Our priests concelebrated alongside the Bishop with the chanting and altar assistance provided by the parishioners.  The Syro-Malankara Rite is one of the liturgical expressions that are part of the Catholic Church and has its own distinct history and traditions.  It was an uplifting experience for our community this past weekend to participate in one of the many diverse expressions of our common and universal faith.

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