• Cathedral Abby of St. Anthony - Holy See of the Worldwide Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ

    Cathedral Abby of St. Anthony - Holy See of the Worldwide Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ

    Constructed of stone and pressed brick in the Romanesque Style, the Cathedral occupies without a doubt, a prominent place among the churches of Detroit. There are three Front entrances. In a niche above the beautiful main entrance stands the large statue of St. Anthony. Upon entering, the first thing that impressed one is the soft, delicate light admitted through beautifully colored stain-glass windows that fill the interior and lends an air of indescribable peace so soothing and inviting to prayer and meditation.

  • Cathedral Abby of St. Anthony - Holy See of the Worldwide Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ

    Cathedral Abby of St. Anthony

    Above, the ceiling is arched, the broad wide arch of the a sign of firmness, strength and determination. The high-vaulted sanctuary receives its light from four smaller windows of four Evangelists. At the left, a magnificent glass painting of the angelic Aloysius receiving his First Holy Communion from his sainted friend, Charles Borromeo. Under a charming rosette window in the large transept area a triple group: St. Boniface the great Apostle of the Germans, St. Anthony, the patron Saint of the Cathedral, and lastly, St. Vincent de Paul.

Prophet Habakkuk (Abbacum)
December 2: Prophet Habakkuk (Abbacum) (7th c. b.c.); Martyr Myrope of Chios, under Decius (251); Martyr Abibus the New (Abibus of Edessa), Deacon, burned at the stake (ca.307-323); Saints John, Heraclemon, Andrew and Theophilus, of Oxyrhynchus, hermits of Egypt (4th c.) (see also June 12); Saint Moses the Confessor (Moses the Economos); Venerable Jesse (Ise, Isidore), Bishop of Tsilkani in Georgia (6th c.); Saint Solomon, Archbishop of Ephesus; Saint Evasius, First Bishop of Brescia in Italy; Saint Lupus (Luperius), Bishop of Verona in Italy, Confessor; Martyrs Eusebius - a priest, Marcellus - a deacon, Hippolytus, Maximus, Adria, Paulina, Neon, Mary, Martana, and Aurelia - under Valerian (ca.254-259); Martyr Pontian, with four others, at Rome, under Valerian (ca. 259); Virgin-Martyr Vibiana of Rome (Bibiana, Viviana) (ca.361-363); Saint Chromatius, Bishop of Aquileia near Venice, friend of St John Chrysostom, Confessor (406); Martyrs Severus, Securus, Januarius and Victorinus, martyrs in North Africa who suffered under the Vandals (ca. 450); Saint Silverius, Pope of Rome (537); Saint Trumwine of Abercorn (Trumwin of Whitby), the only ever Bishop of the Northumbrian see of the Picts (late 7th c.); Saint Cyril of Phileotes (in the vicinity of Derkos, in Thrace) (1110); Venerable Abbacum the Ascetic of Cyprus, Wonderworker (late 12th c.); Saint Athanasius “the Resurrected,” recluse of the Kiev Caves, whose relics are in the Near Caves (1176); Saint Athanasius, recluse of the Kiev Caves, whose relics are in the Far Caves (1264); Saint Stephen-Urosh V, King of Serbia (1371), and his mother St. Helena (1376), of Serbia; Venerable Ioannicius of Devič, Serbia, monk (1430) (see also December 1); Venerable Alexei (Kabaliuk) of Carpathia, Apostle of Carpatho-Russia (1947) (see also October 21); Venerable Porphyrios (Bairaktaris) the Kapsokalivite, Athonite Elder (1991); New Hieromartyr John, priest (1919); New Hieromartyr Matthew (Alexandrov), priest of Simferopol-Crimea (1921); New Hieromartyr Demetrius, priest, and Venarable Vera, Confessor (1932); Hieromartyrs Constantine (Nekrasov) and Nicholas (Vinogradsky), Protopresbyters of Moscow (1937); Hieromartyrs Sergius (Felitsin), Vladimir (Preferansov), John (Derzhavin), Theodore, Nicholas, John, Nicholas, Priests (1937); Hieromartyrs Danact of Moscow and Alma Ata (Priest-monk), and Cosmas (1937); Woman Hieromartyrs (Nuns) - Theuromia (Febronia (Ishina)), Tamara, Antonina (1937); Lay woman - Mary (Dmitrievska) (1937); Virgin-martyrs - Mary and Matrona (1937); Virgin-martyr Mary (1938); Martyr Boris (1942); Other commemorations: Repose of Elder Luke “the Guestmaster” of Valaam (Schema-abbot Luke), (1965).

The Holy Prophet Habakkuk, the eighth of the Twelve Minor Prophets, was descended from the Tribe of Simeon, and he prophesied around 650 B.C.

The Prophet Habakkuk foresaw the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple, the Babylonian Captivity and the later return of the captives to their native land. During the war with the Babylonians the prophet withdrew to Arabia, where the following miracle occurred. When he was bringing dinner to the reapers, he met an angel of the Lord, and instantly by the strength of his spirit he was transported to Babylon, where at the time the Prophet Daniel was languishing in prison. The food intended for the reapers assuaged the hunger of the exhausted Prophet Daniel (Dan. 14:33-37).

After the end of the war with the Babylonians, the Prophet Habakkuk returned to his homeland and died at a great old age. His relics were found at the time of Emperor Theodosius the Great, together with the relics of the Prophet Micah (August 14).

The Fourth Ode of the Psalter ("O Lord, I have heard thy report, and was afraid...") is based on Habakkuk 3:2-19. His feast day is on December 2.

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Primate Archbishop Dr. Karl Rodig

Primate Archbishop Dr. Karl Rodig

Archbishop Hristo Pisarov

Archbishop Hristo Pisarov

Deacon Alfred Foskolo

Deacon Alfred Foskolo

Ph.D. Plamen Tsvetkov

Ph.D. Plamen Tsvetkov (+2015)

Deacon Grigor Paskov

Deacon Grigor Paskov

Fr. Mihail Novak

Fr. Mihail Novak

Fr. Yakov Kiryushatov

Fr. Yakov Kiryushatov

Fr. Thoma Gross

Fr. Thoma Gross

Fr. Svetozar Arabadziev

Fr. Svetozar Arabadziev

Fr. Stefan Vasilev

Fr. Stefan Vasilev

Fr. George Dimitrov

Fr. George Dimitrov (+2015)

Fr. Stefan Rusev

Fr. Stefan Rusev

Deacon Jordan Marchev

Deacon Jordan Marchev

Deacon Vasil Ivanov

Deacon Vasil Ivanov

Deacon Alexander Tzenov

Deacon Alexander Tzenov

Deacon Emilian Georgiev
Deacon Emilian Georgiev

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