• 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.

Свети 14 хиляди младенци-мъченици, избити от Ирод във Витлеем
December 29: Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ; the 14,000 infants (Holy Innocents) slain by Herod at Bethlehem, the first Christian martyrs; Venerable Athenodorus, disciple of St. Pachomius the Great (4th c.) Venerable Benjamin, monk of Nitria in Egyptn (392); Venerable Marcellus, Abbot of the Monastery of the Unsleeping Ones ("the Ever-Vigilant"), Constantinople (485); Venerable Thaddeus, Confessor, of the Studion Monastery (818); Venerble Saint George, Bishop of Nicomedia, composer of Canons and Troparia (ca.857-891) Saint Trophimus, first Bishop of Arles in France (ca.280); Martyrs Callistus, Felix and Boniface, martyrs in Rome; Martyrs Dominic, Victor, Primian, Lybosus, Saturninus, Crescentius, Secundus and Honoratus, martyrs in North Africa; Saint Albert of Gambron, a courtier who became a hermit, later founding the small monastery of Gambron-sur-l'Authion in France (7th c.)' Saint Ebrulfus (Evroult), Abbot, born in Bayeux, monk at the monastery of Deux-Jumeaux, later founding a monastery at Pays d'Ouche in Normany, and other smaller monasteries (596); Saint Girald (Girard, Giraud), monk at Lagny in France, later Abbot of Saint-Arnoul, and of Fontenelle Abbey, where he was murdered (1031); Saint Mark the Grave-digger, of the Kiev Caves (11th c.); Saints Theophilus and John, of the Kiev Caves (11th-12th c.); Saint Theophilus, Abbot, of Luga and Omutch (Pskov) (1412), disciple of St. Arsenius of Konevits. Saint Basiliscus, Elder, the Hesychast of Siberia (Turinsk) (1824); Venerable Laurence of Chernigov (1950); New Hieromartyr Arcadius, Bishop of Tver (1937); New Hieromartyr Theodosius Belenky, Priest, at Chimkent (1938); Virgin-martyrs: Natalia, Natalia, Eudokia, Anna, Matrona, Barbara, Anna, Eudokia, Ephrosia, Agrippina and Natalia (1942); Other Commemorations: Commemoration of the consecration of the Church of the Holy Forty Martyrs, near the Copper Tetrapyle (four-way arch); Commemoration of all Orthodox Christians who have died from hunger, thirst, the sword, and freezing.

The Holy Innocents were the 14,000 infants slain by King Herod in Bethlehem after Christ’s birth, thus becoming the first martyrs for Christ. The Church remembers this on December 29.

The Magi in the East beheld a new star in the heavens, foretelling the Nativity of the King of the Jews. They journeyed immediately to Jerusalem to worship the Child, and the star showed them the way. Having worshiped the divine Infant, they did not return to Jerusalem to Herod, as he had ordered them, but being warned by God in a dream, they went back to their country by another way. Herod finally realized that his scheme to find the Child would not be successful, and he ordered that all the male children two years old and younger at Bethlehem and its surroundings be killed. He thought that the divine Infant, Whom he considered a rival, would be among the dead children.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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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 Ivelin Dimitrov

Deacon Ivelin Dimitrov

Deacon Alexander Tzenov

Deacon Alexander Tzenov

Deacon Emilian Georgiev
Deacon Emilian Georgiev

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