Archive for July, 2013

Beauty in the Chaldean Liturgy — Simon Esshaki

July 18, 2013

The following article on Kaldu is from SimonEsshaki who posts on this blog.  This is a paper {link} he wrote analyzing the beauty of the Chaldean Liturgy of the Holy Offering {Qurbana Qaddisha} in light of St. Thomas Aquinas’s definition of beauty. (more…)

List of Diocese Calendars

July 10, 2013

The calendars of our St. Peter the Apostle Diocese actually have a lot of information about our church, its history, saints, and spirituality.  This started as far as I know with the 2009 calendar.

The 2009 Calendar has a short hagiography of a saint of our church every month.  It made looking forward to the next month all the more exciting!

The 2010 Calendar has a nice timeline of the Chaldean Church history.  Each month progresses further down the timeline.  It also has some nice photos relating to the timelines usually.

The 2011 Calendar has a review of the Chaldean liturgical year and its structure.

The diocese anniversary was in 2012, so the 2012 Calendar had a review of the diocese and its various ministries and activities.

The 2013 Calendar has a great review of the Chaldean liturgical year and spiritual points thereof.  This last one may change its link in the future when the 2014 Calendar comes out.

Hope people enjoy these worthy calendars. 🙂

St. Ephrem on the sons of God

July 3, 2013

When people began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that they were fair; and they took wives for themselves of all that they chose. (more…)