Light of the East

This unique program reveals how the riches of the Eastern Catholic Churches - their liturgies, spirituality and relevancy - are a gift to the whole Church and to today's world.
LIGHTEAST 868 The Ascension
May 4, 2021
The magnificence of the Ascension of our Lord can be understood by looking first at his condescension in Bethlehem which allowed our human nature to then Ascend with Christ into Heaven
LIGHTEAST 867 The Samaritan Woman
Apr 27, 2021
Jesus Christ encounters a Samaritan woman at an ancient well. What transpires between them will provide insights on how to handle questions like how to save the world and "did you get vaccinated yet?"
LIGHTEAST 866 The Divine Physician
Apr 20, 2021
Vaccines, masks, lockdowns, third wave, different strains, more opinions, more confusion, more anxiety. There is, however a place to go for the healing of body AND soul which is simple and effective.
LIGHTEAST 865 Almighty God, the Great Set-up Artist
Apr 15, 2021
Almighty God is the great set up artist. He takes what was lost to regain that which was lost. We see the set up artist at work in the persons of the Myrrh-bearing women at the empty tomb.
LIGHTEAST 864 Divine Mercy Sunday - Thomas Sunday
Apr 7, 2021
On the Sunday after Pascha, both lungs of the Church converge at the theme of God's Mercy. For the Latin Rite it is Divine Mercy Sunday. For Many Eastern Churches it is the Sunday of Doubting Thomas.
LIGHTEAST 863 Christ is Risen!
Mar 31, 2021
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! As we mystically suffered, and went to the Cross with Our Lord, so too must Our Lord's Resurrection now be our own Resurrection, our own victory over sin and death
LIGHTEAST 862 Great Week
Mar 23, 2021
In many Eastern Churches this week is called the Week of the Bridegroom. Through the deep liturgical services we walk with the Bridegroom Christ to his mystical marriage on the Cross.
LIGHTEAST 861 The Reference Point
Mar 18, 2021
St. John Paul II said that monasticism is the reference point for all of the baptized. Lent is our monastic experience and the examples of two desert monastics are put before our eyes as our guides.
LIGHTEAST 860R Monasticism
Mar 8, 2021
Three great ascetics are put before our eyes as our guides at this point of Lent. As Pope Saint John Paul II said, "Monasticism is the reference point for all of the baptized."
LIGHTEAST 859R The Bright Sadness of Lent
Mar 1, 2021
The Bright Sadness of Lent becomes palpable as this Sunday of the Great Fast brings us to the convergence of the Veneration of the Cross and the Annunciation of the Mother of God.
LIGHTEAST 858 Lord Jesus Christ
Feb 22, 2021
The Lenten rigors of fasting and penance have as their goal the renewal of the true vision of things. The Eastern Spiritual Masters had a word and a prayer for this.
LIGHTEAST 857 Images Matter
Feb 18, 2021
Images matter. They matter so much that historically images were the thing that opponents of the Church went after and images matter on the First Day of Lent
LIGHTEAST 856 What a Week!
Feb 10, 2021
Wow! What a Week! Are you ready to enter into the most transformative and challenging season of the Church's year? Here it is! The Bright Sadness of repentance, and none too soon.
LIGHTEAST 855 The Bright Sadness
Feb 2, 2021
In the Eastern Catholic Churches, Lent is called the Bright Sadness. How relevant is this term today?! Amidst the darkness of repentance we can, and must, become a people of brightness.
LIGHTEAST 854 The Week of Liturgical Transition
Jan 26, 2021
The Season of our Lord's condescension now gives rise to our ascension through the season of repentance. The Scripture, A Feast Day and the prayer for the deceased converge in a week of transition.
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