Saint Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, Scranton, PA,
is a local parish of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton.
CELEBRATING 120 YEARS IN SCRANTON in 2017. We are one of the three oldest churches in our Eparchy .
Founded by Lebanese immigrants in the late 1890s, we are a faith community that has withstood many trials and tribulations. Today we continue to witness to the Gospel of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ throughout South-Central New York State and Eastern Pennsylvania: From Binghamton/Vestal NY and Albany to Philadelphia area, concentrated in the Lackawanna Valley.
Patriarchate of Antioch. Catholic but not Roman, Byzantine in Tradition, brothers and sisters of the Orthodox East.
Visit the Eparchy website at www.Melkite.org for more information!
Fr. March 23 End of Great Fast -Great Vespers 7pm
Sat. March 24 Lazarus Saturday- Festal Orthros 9am Divine Liturgy 10am Youth Day-Preparation for Pascha to follow
Sun. March 25-Palm Sunday & Annunciation Blessing of Palms 10am Procession & D.Liturgy follows. Bridegroom Orthros 7pm
See schedule for Holy Week- to be posted shortly
THE FAST OF GREAT LENT
in the Byzantine Tradition
† On weekdays of Great Lent, Monday through Fri-day, there are restrictions on both the number of meals taken daily and on the types of food permitted; but when a meal is permitted, there is no limitation to the quantity of food that may be eaten.
† On weekdays, fast is broken [the first meal of the day is taken] at/after the noon hour.
† Throughout Lent, the fast excludes the eating of meat & meat products, cheese, milk, butter, fish, olive oil, wine & alcoholic beverages.
† On the Feast of Palm Sunday the eating of fish is permitted.
† Olive oil, as well as wine, is permitted on various feastdays, as well as on Saturdays and Sundays.
† While the above rules of fasting are to be encour-aged, in all things the Christian is called to exercise moderation and charity. The elderly and those in poor health, especially, are urged to be prudent. If in doubt, speak with your spiritual father or confessor.
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WITHOUT OUR FOOD FEST, WE WOULD NOT SURVIVE AS A PARISH FOR VERY LONG- IF YOU CHERISH ST.JOSEPH CHURCH COMMUNITY OF WORSHIPFUL MEMBERS- YOU HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN SOME WAY. IT IS ‘THE’ LARGEST FUNDRAISER WE HAVE.
WE NEED YOU HELP-The FoodFest is a huge task. We should be so thankful to our past chairmen/women who are all under 33 years old. Wow, what an accomplishment to step up when others couldn’t/wouldn’t. Many parishioners are out there– We need people to lend their talent, even for something small. Paul will maintain the logistics chairman & Alicia P needs some bookkeeping help during the year, even just to stuff envelopes. No job too small. Many ideas were expressed at our March 11, 2018 meeting. we would like more input. Tyler M. has dedicated years to preserving the recipes from Uncle Charlie, but will be attending school, Katie P has been given the reins. Many hands make the job light. Please contact us through the website or on facebook message. Or email email@example.com. PLEASE DON’T ASSUME SOMEONE ELSE IS GOING TO DO ANY TASK-STEP UP YOURSELF AND SEE WHAT A TRIBUTE TO YOUR DEVOTION TO ST. JOSEPH PARISH YOUR HELP WILL PROVIDE.
LADIES AFTERNOON OF RECONCILIATION: EACH FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH AT 1PM UNTIL 2:15pM. Next meeting is aPRIL 14, 2018. Agenda will be emailed to those who are interested. PRAYER IS THE TOPIC OF THIS YEAR’S PRESENTATION BY FR. CHRISTOPHER. THE READINGS & INFORMATION will be posted below as distributed.
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