Greek Deacon singing at Pedro's Day

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Greek Deacon sang the Gospel in Greek, symbolizing the Union of the Latin and the Greek Churches, during the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod and his companions on World Mission Sunday. The Gospel according to St. Mark is about the 2 disciples, John and James asking Jesus for a favor to sit near him in Heaven. Jesus refused their request, for the ultimate requirement for us to go to Heaven as Jesus said is to be a servant, a servant to Him and to His children. Our Saint Pedro Calungsod followed the words of Christ as he took part in a journey with Fr. Sanvitores in Guam. He did not go with fear or to go for personal gain, but went to preach to love of Christ to the natives. Because of this, he died as a martyr, a witness to Christ's glory and received his eternal reward for his dedicated service to His master.


Long Silence

Thursday, August 9, 2012

My dear ERCF Readers, We are sorry for not being active in the blog as admins for many reasons: - my fellow Admin Noah's grandfather died and he needs to move on for a while, and he is busy in his studies as a student. - I, yours truly, has entered the Seminary and unable to check on what is happening on this blog. Again, we are sorry. From the ERCF Admin


“The Baptism of King Volodymyr unites Christians and is the foundation of community and government life,”

Thursday, August 2, 2012

News from the UGCC Information Department “Krylos is a special place for us because it is here that we are able to touch the foundations of the Ecumenical Council of the Kings of Halych. For UGCC, as for all Ukrainians, a pilgrimage to the village of Krylos is an opportunity to touch the roots of our spiritual church legacy. For us it is important that the roots which we have here be not dead but alive,” explained His Beatitude Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), UGCC Head,in answering a journalist’s question on July 29, 2012 during the All-Ukrainian Patriarchal Pilgrimage to the Galician Miraculous Icon of the Blessed Mother in the village Ivano-Frankivsk region. The Church Primate noted that UGCC is already in its second year of preparation for the commemoration of the 1025th Jubilee of the Baptism of Rus-Ukraine which will take place in 2013. Therefore, within the context of carrying out this All-Ukrainian Pilgrimage, UGCC Head told media representatives, it is important that all Ukrainians, not only Greek-Catholics, but al, feel that the Baptism of King Volodymyr is that which unites Christians and is the foundation of community and government life.” His Beatitude Sviatoslav feels that it is important that youth can recognize this foundation. “Metropolitan Andrey (Sheptytsky) in the 1930s blessed the archeologist Yaroslav Pasternak to work on unearthing the foundations of the Assumption Cathedral and researching the history of Ancient Halych. I believe that Bishop Andrey accomplished a great deed and we should assume responsibility for this legacy, which is ours today,” said UGCC Primate. In conversing with journalists, the UGCC Primate emphasized that during the pilgrimage to Krylos a special focus was on the children who this year partook for the first time in the Holy Sacraments, those of Confession and the Eucharist. Another special feature of the pilgrimage, according to UGCC Head, was that Ancient Halych, even in the new administrative order of UGCC, being on the territory of the newly-created Ivano-Frankivsk Metropolitanate of UGCC, falls under the jurisdiction of the Kyiv-Halych Head Archbishop. “In uniting both ancient thrones – Kyiv and Halych – we want to preserve the unity and indivisibility of this Ancient Church which was born in the Dnipro waters during the Baptism of Volodymyr. Therefore an important objective in carrying out this pilgrimage was that children would embrace this legacy and would feel themselves in the center of the attention of their Chuch, comprehending the greatness and the youth of UGCC that today blossoms in Ukraine,” concluded His Beatitude Sviatoslav. At the end, he reassured all present that the best UGCC cadres will be present in Halych, so that each one who comes here, receives a qualified answer to one’s question and service, because here is the face of the Church.


Pilgrimage in Zarvanytsia

The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk (UGCC) held an annual Pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Zarvanytsia from July 14-15. The Patriarch Sviatoslav and other Bishops concelebrated on the Pontifical Divine Liturgy on the same shrine.

 The Procession: 

 Homily of His Beatitude: 


Theophany Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic

Thursday, May 31, 2012


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Liturgy of the Presanctified celebrated by a Hierarch, Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic


From of the Photo of the Hierarchial Divine Liturgy of the Pre Sanctified, known as the Liturgy of St. Gregory Dialogist, Click on this Link of the Photo Album of the Pre Sanctified Liturgy. The Hierarch who celebrated the Liturgy is His Grace Most. Rev. John Michael Kudrick, Eparch of the Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma. You can also like the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church Facebook Fan Page. The Pre Sanctified Liturgy is celebrated on the Weekdays of Great Lent


Pentecost Message from Eastern Rite Catholic Filipinos

"Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you."
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
- JOHN 20: 21-23

Again, i like to say that this Blogspot Eastern Rite Catholic Filipino is using the Julian Paschalion so the celebration of Pentecost, on which we commemorate the descend of the Holy Spirit to the Most Blessed Virgin Theotokos and Mother Mary and the Apostles, it also the commemoration of the Birth of the Church, at the same time the Eastern Rite Catholic Filipinos have reach one year of giving Updates and disseminating Information to our Brethren Latin Rite Filipinos about Eastern Rite Catholic Churches which until know are unknown. On this Pentecost the Church begin and have sprung many Branches, different Rites but in Union of the One Church of our Lord Jesus Christ the Catholic Church

We also pray, that other Church also established by our Lord Jesus Christ through the Apostles who have since been separated into us from Religious or Political circumstances, will be soon united to the one Church instituted by God, the Church which was built upon the Rock of St. Peter and that the Gates of Hades will never prevail it, look at how the Church has survived for 1979 Years

On this Pentecost Sunday, which is coming next Sunday and have ended last Sunday in the Gregorian Calendar may the Holy Spirit guide us and be our Protector. And by the grace and mercy of God, he gave us more Blessings to continue this Blog, with the intercession from the Blessed Virgin Theotokos. Amin

Here is a Video Clip of the Dismissal Hymn at Pentecost Sunday in the Byzantine Rite.