Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Domestic Church

In Our Family and Home
by Father Romanos Russo of St. Ann's Melkite Greek-Catholic Church
Originally Published in Catholic Near East

Our mothers and fathers must rediscover their role as priests of the home. The parents bless their children, the food that nourishes them, and preach the most eloquent of sermons by the nobility of their conduct. They enable their family to celebrate the fasts and feasts of the year. The children, too, should learn to assume roles in the domestic church as soon as practical: they can help read the daily scripture passages, assist in the preparation of the foods proper to their tradition and tend the light before the icons.
Because the work is presumably still under copyright, I've only quoted a small portion of it. Read the entire article at St. Ann's website here.

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  1. ooooo- I like this! As an evangelical might say I AM CONVICTED! and it just might inspire a blog post of my own :)


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