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Eastern Christians living in Brisbane unite to honour Mary and pray for peace in the Middle East

Marian procession

CHRISTIANS from four Eastern churches in Brisbane united in a rare pilgrimage to offer prayers for peace in the Middle East and Egypt. Catholics from the Maronite, Melkite and Syriac rites and Christians from the Brisbane Greek Orthodox Church community gathered at Marian Valley, Canungra, last week for a procession to honour Our Lady. Members from all four churches processed through ... Read More »

Young Brisbane man steps up to serve the Melkites

Melkite deacon

BEING late for Mass or even arriving just in time is no longer an option for 29-year-old Brisbane man Phillip Eid. His bishop expects him to be there before anybody else and to be busy in the church. It’s all part of the commitment Phillip has made as a sub-deacon in St Clement’s Melkite Catholic parish at South Brisbane. He ... Read More »

Lebanese, Syrians celebrate 90 years in Brisbane

Early parishioners at St Clement's Melkite

BRISBANE’S Lebanese and Syrian Catholics will celebrate the 90th anniversary of St Clement’s Melkite parish next weekend (November 28 and 29). Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge will join Melkite Eparch of Australia and New Zealand Bishop Robert Rabbat and Bishop of the Chaldean Diocese of St Thomas the Apostle of Australia and New Zealand at the anniversary Mass in St Clement’s, ... Read More »

Australian Melkite bishop makes plea on behalf of people of Syria

Syrian refugees

By Peter Bugden A LEADER of Melkite Catholics in Australia has urged the Church to pressure Western governments to help solve the crisis in Syria and Iraq at its source. Bishop Robert Rabbat, leader of the Melkite eparchy of Australia and New Zealand, said Islamic State militants were “getting money and weapons from somewhere” and governments of the West should ... Read More »

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