Posts from March 2020

Posts from March 2020

Spiritual Communion

In his last encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, Pope John Paul II discussed spiritual communion. He said, The Eucharist thus appears as the culmination of all the sacraments in perfecting our communion with God the Father by identification with his only-begotten Son through the working of the Holy Spirit. With discerning faith a distinguished writer of the Byzantine tradition voiced this truth: in the Eucharist “unlike any other sacrament, the mystery [of communion] is so perfect that it brings us to…


“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:6–7) Dear Brothers and Sisters,  After a time of deep prayer and studying and in consideration of the increasing concern about the spread of the coronavirus and the fact that many members of our church family would…