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Eastern Rite Feast Day

Maronites unveil new statue of Our Lady of Lebanon

The Maronite Eparchy of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania yesterday celebrated the Feast of the Assumption with the Divine Liturgy and the unveiling of a new statue at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral in Harris Park, western Sydney.

Bishops Eastern Rite

Listening top of agenda for new Syro-Malabar bishop

The new chief shepherd of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania says his first priority is to meet with the faithful, before working together to formulate a pastoral plan for the region. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops Eastern Rite

Maronite Eparchy hosts bishops for golden jubilee Mass

More than 30 bishops concelebrated Mass at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral on Sunday, taking part in ongoing celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the Maronite Eparchy in Australia. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Eastern Rite

Sydney’s Syriac Catholics plan new church for growing community

Sydney’s Syriac Catholics are set to build a home for their fast-growing community after receiving development approval for a church and pastoral centre in Sydney’s south west. Source: Catholic Weekly.

Canon Law Eastern Rite

Pope revises penal law of Eastern Catholic Churches

In a new Apostolic Letter issued motu proprio, Pope Francis has revised the penal law of the Eastern Churches, harmonising some aspects of the Eastern discipline with that of the Latin Church, while preserving the distinctive features of Eastern law. Source: Vatican News.

Eastern Rite

Ukrainian Catholics in Australia change from Julian to Gregorian calendar

The Ukrainian Catholic Church in Australia will switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, sharing the feasts of Easter and Christmas with other Catholics following a decree by Bishop Mykola Bychok CSsR. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Anniversary Eastern Rite

Maronites launch Golden Jubilee celebrations 

The Maronite Eparchy of Australia launched its Golden Jubilee year celebrations on the feast of its spiritual father, St Maroun.

Christmas Eastern Rite Ukraine

Ukrainian Greek Catholics to celebrate Christmas on December 25

From this year, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will celebrate Christmas on December 25 instead of January 7 and the Epiphany on January 6 instead of the 19th. Source: Vatican News.