19 March 2024

Becoming Byzantine


Dear World, 

I am re-starting this blog as our family is going through a major transition. On Christmas Eve 2023 or family of 9 transferred into the Melkite Greek Catholic Church from the Roman Catholic Church.  This has been a journey that has taken us years. 

I am not going to pretend that this has been an easy transition for me. My husband and children immediately fell in love with the East while I clung to my traditions and faith from the West. However, seeing the positive effects for my family and experiencing the beauty of the East I decided to join my husband in switching. 

The hardest part right now for me is getting used to every tradition being different. I love celebrating feast days and participating in the fast. I have to get used to a whole different set now as well as learn about the Divine Liturgy. I have to learn these not only for myself but for my 7 children. 

I don't know where to begin so we are going beginning here, together. 


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