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Melkite Greek Catholic Church Information Center

Holy Year 2000 or Jubilee Year 2000

Many Melkites went to the Vatican and Rome in 2000 for the Holy Year or Jubilee year. Some Melkites went to the celebration of the Akathist Hymn with the Pope attending in the church of Santa Maria Maggiore on 8 December.

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Acathist Hymn for Jubilee 2000

What is a Holy Year? Please click on the title of the paper.

The Holy See - Jubilee 2000

His Excellency, Bishop John Elya Answers

Indulgences: Your Grace, The Holy Father Pope John Paul II has said that this Jubilee Year of 2000 is an opportunity for Catholics to gain indulgences such as by going on pilgrimage to a church designated as a pilgrimage site or by making an act of charity towards one's neighbor. The belief in indulgences is a doctrine long held by the Roman Catholic Church.
Are Melkite Catholics and all other Eastern Catholics obligated to believe in the doctrine of indulgences? I know of Eastern Catholics who say "no", stating that it has no basis according to the Eastern understanding of sin, and that it is a "Latin" doctrine. I always understood the doctrine of indulgences to be a "Catholic" doctrine- not a "Latin" one - and therefore all Eastern and Western Catholics are to believe in it. Are Eastern Catholics to believe in indulgences?
The Bishop Answers Eparchy of Newton, (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States) Click on Questions related to worship and ritual W4

Melkite Pilgrimage to Rome and Holy Land Set for December

December 6-11 His Excellency, Bishop John Elya will lead a Melkite pilgrimage for the Great Jubilee 2000 Holy Year to Rome and the Holy Land from 6 through 17 December. The pilgrimage will include the celebration of the Akathist Hymn with the Pope attending in the church of Santa Maria Maggiore on 8 December and Divine Liturgy in Santa Maria in Cosmedin, the 6th century Melkite church in Rome. For details and a brochure, see Father James.

A Pilgrimage with Bishop John Visit Rome and the Holy Land

More details about the pilgrimage

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Melkite Greek Catholic Church Information Center
Martha Liles
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Melkite Greek Catholic Church Information Center is dedicated to my cousins: Bucky (Richard C. Liles) and Shirley (Shirley Jean Liles Buck). Bucky fell asleep in the Lord on Dec. 12, 2000 and Shirley fell asleep in the Lord on Nov. 8, 2001.
O God of all spirits and of all flesh, who have destroyed death, overcome the devil, and given life to the world: grant, O Lord, to the souls of your servants Bucky and Shirley, who has departed from this life, that it may rest in a place of light, in a place of happiness, in a place of peace, where there is no pain, no grief, no sighing. And since You are a gracious God and the Lover of Mankind, forgive him/her every sin he/she has committed by thought, or word, or deed, for there is not a man who lives and does not sin : You alone are without sin, your righteousness is everlasting, and your word is true. You are the Resurrection and the Life, and the repose of your departed servants Bucky and Shirley. O Christ our God, and we send up glory to You, together with your eternal Father and your all-holy, good and life-givng Spirit, now and always and for ages upon ages. Amen.

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