Communio

…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Month: April 2020

Roman woman fined for walking turtle

I am sure the turtle appreciated the fresh air and sun. But that’s not excuse for breaking the Italian State’s restrictions. The turtle’s owner, however, now supports the Roman state with the $440 fine for breaking the coronavirus restrictions for taking her turtle for a walk. “The 60-year-old woman was caught outside her home without a […]

We little fishes, after the example Christ

For Christians Eastertide has multiple associations: the Resurrection of Jesus, new life, enlightenment, the Holy Spirit, birth of the Church, and Baptism. During this week, Baptism has caught our attention. Thinking about Baptism we are led by Tertullian (AD 160-240?), a prolific, bombastic, and brilliant Roman North African who lived in Carthage. He left his mark […]

The Orthodox Church in the Time of COVID-19

“The Orthodox Church in the Time of COVID-19” The Wheel Journal (@wheeljournal) has an extraordinary online Symposium “The Orthodox Church in the Time of COVID-19” is available on YouTube. The conversation is moderated by Joseph Clarke. The panelists include: Archpriest Alexis Vinogradov, Sister Vassa Larin, Archimandrite Cyril Hovorun, Father Peter Scorer, Dr. Gayle Woloschak, Archpriest […]

The Gospel Proclaimed in Greek at St Peter’s, 2020

The Gospel Proclaimed in Greek at Pope’s Easter Mass doesn’t seem newsworthy unless you have a special concern for the catholic Church’s Sacred (Divine) Liturgy. Yesterday caught our attention. If you watched Pope Francis’ Easter Mass at St Peter’s Basilica yesterday, then you may have noticed the very moving gospel of the Resurrection sung in […]

Good Friday 2020

The cross is a paradox of radiance. In Jesus, God places divinity in the midst of the worst darkness and suffering to reveal that nothing — no hell of our own or another’s creation — can ultimately block out the transfiguring light of God’s unfathomable light. The hope contained in the cross of Christ is […]

Blessed Celestyna Faron

On the liturgical calendar of the Church in Poland today is Blessed Celestyna Faron, IHM (1913 – 1942) a Religious Sister of the Congregation of the Little Sister Servants of the Immaculate Conception. Within the Congregation she served variously as a teacher and catechist. In history she was known as Katarzyna Stanisława Faron 24 April 1913 born […]