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Melkite Greek Catholic Church Information Center

Papal Apostolic Letters and Encyclicals - Orientale Lumen

The Position of an Eastern Catholic (a Greek-Catholic, such as a Melkite) as to the Pope's Encyclicals.

His Excellency, Bishop John Elya Answers
Papal Encyclicals and the Melkites: "My question is regarding the position of an Eastern Catholic (a Greek-Catholic, such as a Melchite) as to the pope's encyclicals. In particular, this came up in a discussion on Humanae Vitae and a person made the statement that the encyclical only pertained to the Roman Catholics and didn't concern us at all, especially since the "Orthodox Church" has a different position on birth control. It is my understanding that we are not "Orthodox in communion with Rome" but we are Greek Catholics in union with Rome therefore we are obliged to accept Roman doctrines such as Purgatory, Papal Infallibility and their positions on birth control. Is this true?
The Bishop Answers Eparchy of Newton, (Our Lady of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) in Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States) Click on Questions Related to the relationship between the Christian Churches R9

Orientale Lumen - Apostolic Letter of the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II, May 2, 1995

English

APOSTOLIC LETTER ORIENTALE LUMEN OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY AND FAITHFUL TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF ORIENTALIUM DIGNITAS OF POPE LEO XIII, From the Vatican, on May 2, the liturgical memorial of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, in the year 1995, the seventeenth of my Pontificate.

Francais / French

LETTRE APOSTOLIQUE ORIENTALE LUMEN AUX ÉVÊQUES AU CLERGÉ ET AUX FIDÈLES À L'OCCASION DU CENTENAIRE DE LA LETTRE APOSTOLIQUE ORIENTALIUM DIGNITAS DU PAPE LÉON XIII

Italiano /Italian

LETTERA APOSTOLICA ORIENTALE LUMEN DEL SOMMO PONTEFICE GIOVANNI PAOLO II ALL'EPISCOPATO, AL CLERO E AI FEDELI PER LA RICORRENZA CENTENARIA DELLA ORIENTALIUM DIGNITAS DI PAPA LEONE XIII

Portugues / Portuguese

CARTA APOSTÓLICA DO SUMO PONTÍFICE JOÃO PAULO II ORIENTALE LUMEN AO EPISCOPADO, AO CLERO E AOS FIÉIS NO CENTENÁRIO DA ORIENTALIUM DIGNITAS DO PAPA LEÃO XIII

Espanol / Spanish

CARTA APOSTÓLICA ORIENTALE LUMEN DEL SUMO PONTÍFICE JUAN PABLO II AL EPISCOPADO, AL CLERO Y A LOS FIELES CON OCASIÓN DEL CENTENARIO DE LA ORIENTALIUM DIGNITAS DEL PAPA LEÓN XIII


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Melkite Greek Catholic Church Information Center
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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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