Friday, June 5, 2015

Christians explore Byzantine approach to worship

Father Richard Soo, SJ, raised an Evangelical, found a deep connection with God in Eastern church

Father Richard Soo, SJ, sings as he incenses guests at Richmond Eastern Catholic Church to give them a taste of a Divine Liturgy May 24. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Chants and incense filled the air as Catholics and Protestants caught a sense of a Byzantine liturgy in Richmond May 24. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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For upcoming Sarajevo visit, Pope Francis makes peace his mission statement

Souvenirs with images of Pope Francis are seen June 5 at a vendor's stand in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Pope will visit June 6. CNS photo / Fehim Demir, EPA.
Pope Francis sent his greetings to the people of Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in a video message that emphasized the motto of his upcoming visit: "Peace be with you." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Edmonton builds home for aboriginal ceremonies

Allen Benson, head of Native Counselling Services of Alberta, says his organization has been charged with administering Kihciy Askiy, the future site for aboriginal ceremonies in southwest Edmonton. Thandiwe Konguavi / Western Catholic Reporter (CCN).
The sweat lodge ceremonies of aboriginal spirituality until now practised only on surrounding reserves will soon have a place within Edmonton's city limits. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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