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Melkites are Catholics The Melkite Greek Catholic Religion and the Roman Latin Catholic Religion are the same religion. There are about 22 Catholic Churches.

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1 Melkites are Catholics The Melkite Greek Catholic Religion and the Roman Latin Catholic Religion are the same religion. There are about 22 Catholic Churches in a federation under the "Pope". The Catholic Churches are different in their implementation of the same religion. The Catholic Churches are different in their spirituality, advanced theology, liturgical services, liturgical calendar, saints, rules, regulations, customs, history, languages, etc. The Melkite Greek Catholic Religion and the Roman Latin Catholic Religion are the same religion. There are about 22 Catholic Churches in a federation under the "Pope". The Catholic Churches are different in their implementation of the same religion. The Catholic Churches are different in their spirituality, advanced theology, liturgical services, liturgical calendar, saints, rules, regulations, customs, history, languages, etc.22 Catholic Churches22 Catholic Churches ALL Catholics accept the definitions, creeds, cannon laws, etc. of the first seven Ecumenical Councils. ALL Catholics accept the definitions, creeds, cannon laws, etc. of the first seven Ecumenical Councils. Exit

2 Melkites follow Greek variant of the Byzantine Rite in worship, theology, and spirituality. Melkites are sometimes called "Eastern Catholics" or "Byzantine Catholics" or "Greek Catholics". Melkites follow Greek variant of the Byzantine Rite in worship, theology, and spirituality. Melkites are sometimes called "Eastern Catholics" or "Byzantine Catholics" or "Greek Catholics". The Divine Liturgy, customs, etc. were set about AD. The usual Divine Liturgy is the Divine Liturgy of Our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom. (He was born, baptized, and ordained in Antioch.) The Divine Liturgy, customs, etc. were set about AD. The usual Divine Liturgy is the Divine Liturgy of Our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom. (He was born, baptized, and ordained in Antioch.)Divine LiturgyDivine Liturgy Exit

3 Feasts in the Melkite church fall into one of a few categories, in descending order of precedence 1: Feasts in the Melkite church fall into one of a few categories, in descending order of precedence 1:1 1st Class 1st Class 2nd Class 2nd Class 3rd Class 3rd Class Commemoration Commemoration When two Feasts of the same rank fall on the same day, they are ranked further by whether they relate to (in descending order of preference): When two Feasts of the same rank fall on the same day, they are ranked further by whether they relate to (in descending order of preference): Our Lord Our Lord Our Lady Our Lady the Holy Angels the Holy Angels St. John the Baptist, St. Joseph, St. Peter, St. Paul, the other Apostles St. John the Baptist, St. Joseph, St. Peter, St. Paul, the other Apostles Martyrs Martyrs Other Saints Other Saints Exit

4 There are three seasonal liturgical cycles during the year in the Byzantine churches There are three seasonal liturgical cycles during the year in the Byzantine churches Nativity or Christmas Nativity or Christmas Nativity Pascha or Easter Pascha or Easter Pascha Pentecostal or Pentecost Pentecostal or Pentecost Pentecostal Exit

5 Through the prayer of the Mother of God save usus Exit

6 Feasts of Feasts and Great Feasts Days are special days. These Feasts commemorate an event that has a specific bearing on the life and mission of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ Feasts of Feasts and Great Feasts Days are special days. These Feasts commemorate an event that has a specific bearing on the life and mission of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ Exit

7 There are five kinds of Feasts in the Melkite Church 1- Feast of the feasts 2- Great feasts class1 3- Great feasts class2 4- Great feasts Synaxis days 5- Saints Great feasts The most important feast is the feast of feasts The date of the Feast of Feast changes The earliest possible date for Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha is March 22 and the latest possible date is April 25. Exit

8 Rule to Determine the Date Faithful in Orthodox Dominated Countries Faithful in Orthodox Dominated Countries Faithful in Orthodox dominated countries celebrate according to the Julian calendar on 1st Sunday after 1st full moon after March 20 and after the Jewish Passover. Faithful in Orthodox dominated countries celebrate according to the Julian calendar on 1st Sunday after 1st full moon after March 20 and after the Jewish Passover. Faithful in Latin Catholic Dominated Countries Faithful in Latin Catholic Dominated Countries Faithful in Latin Catholic dominated countries celebrate according to the Gregorian calendar on 1st Sunday after 1st full moon after March 20. Faithful in Latin Catholic dominated countries celebrate according to the Gregorian calendar on 1st Sunday after 1st full moon after March 20. Melkites celebrate Pascha on the same date as the dominate Church (Catholic or Orthodox) does. Melkites celebrate Pascha on the same date as the dominate Church (Catholic or Orthodox) does. Exit

9 25 December Great Feast of the Nativity According to the Flesh of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ - Celebration First Day (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 1) Exit

10 2 February Great Feast of the Holy Hypapanty of Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ and the Purification of The Theotokos (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 2) Celebration 40th Day of Great Feast of the Nativity Exit

11 6 January Great Feast of the Holy Theophany of Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 1) Great Feast of the Holy Theophany of Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 1) Exit

12 6 August Great Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 1) Great Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 1) Exit

13 Sunday before Pascha Great Feast of Holy and Glorious Palm Sunday – Shaneeneh Great Feast of Holy and Glorious Palm Sunday – Shaneeneh Transition Period Second Day (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 1) Transition Period Second Day (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 1) Exit

14 40th day of Pascha Great Feast of the Ascension into Heaven of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 1) Holy and Glorious Pascha Celebration Fortieth Day Great Feast of the Ascension into Heaven of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 1) Holy and Glorious Pascha Celebration Fortieth Day Exit

15 50th day of Pascha Great Feast of Pentecost Holy and Glorious Pascha Celebration Fiftieth Day Eighth Sunday of Holy and Glorious Pascha (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class Great Feast of Pentecost Holy and Glorious Pascha Celebration Fiftieth Day Eighth Sunday of Holy and Glorious Pascha (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class Exit

16 14 September The Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life giving Holy Cross (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 1) The Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life giving Holy Cross (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 1) Exit

17 8 September Great Feast of the Nativity of The Theotokos (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 2) Great Feast of the Nativity of The Theotokos (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 2) Exit

18 21 November Great Feast of the Entrance of The Theotokos into the Temple (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 2) Great Feast of the Entrance of The Theotokos into the Temple (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 2) In the Icon of the Entrance of the Mother of God, Mary is shown as a young girl being escorted to the Temple by her parents, Joachim and Anna. She is also accompanied by the holy virgins carrying candles. In all the icons of the Presentation, the High Priest greets the holy family at the entrance of the Temple In the Icon of the Entrance of the Mother of God, Mary is shown as a young girl being escorted to the Temple by her parents, Joachim and Anna. She is also accompanied by the holy virgins carrying candles. In all the icons of the Presentation, the High Priest greets the holy family at the entrance of the Temple Exit

19 25 March Great Feast of the Annunciation of The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 2) Great Feast of the Annunciation of The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 2) Exit

20 15 August Great Feast of the Dormition of The Theotokos (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 2) Great Feast of the Dormition of The Theotokos (One of the Twelve Great Feasts, class 2) Exit

21 feasts in honor of saints, such as 1. The Nativity of St. John the Baptist — June The Nativity of St. John the Baptist — June The Beheading of St. John the Baptist — August The Beheading of St. John the Baptist — August The Holy First-leaders of the Apostles Peter and Paul — June The Holy First-leaders of the Apostles Peter and Paul — June 29 Additionally, in the Russian Church, this feast is also numbered with the great vigil feasts: Additionally, in the Russian Church, this feast is also numbered with the great vigil feasts: 4. The Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos — October 1, which is not included with the twelve great feasts. 4. The Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos — October 1, which is not included with the twelve great feasts. Also included in the number of great vigils feasts is: Also included in the number of great vigils feasts is: 5. The Circumcision of the Lord and the Commemoration of St. Basil the Great — January The Circumcision of the Lord and the Commemoration of St. Basil the Great — January 1. Exit


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