• 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.

Martyrs Terence and Neonilla, of Syria, and their children
church in Constantinople (911) - (Greek Orthodox Church; see also; October 1); Martyrs Terence and Neonilla, of Syria, and their children Sarbelus, Photus, Theodulus, Hierax, Nitus, Bele, and Eunice (249); Great-martyr Paraskevi of Iconium (3rd c.); Venerable Saints Firmilian, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia (ca. 269), and Malchion, priest of Antioch (late 3rd c.); Hieromartyr Kyriakos (Cyriacus), Chorepiscopus of Jerusalem, and his mother, Martyr Anna (both 363); Venerable Diomedes the Young, of Cyprus, Wonderworker (ca.4th c.); Saint Abramius of Ephesus, Bishop of Ephesus (6th c.); Saint Febronia (632), daughter of Emperor Heraclius; Venerable Stephen of Mar Sabbas monastery in Palestine, hymnographer (807); Saint John the Chozebite, Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine (532) - (see also: October 3 - Greek); Hieromartyr Neophytus, Bishop of Urbnisi, Georgia (7th c.); Martyrs Terence, Africanus, Maximus, Pompeius, and 36 others, at Carthage (250); Martyrs Anastasia and Cyril, early martyrs in Rome (ca.253) - (see also October 29 - in the East); Martyr Cyrilla, the daughter of St Tryphonia (ca.268); Martyr Fidelis of Como, an Italian soldier-saint, in Lombardy under Maximian Herculeus (304); Saint Honoratus of Vercelli, Bishop of Vercelli (ca.415); Saint Ferrutius of Mainz, Germany; Saint Salvius (Saire), hermit (6th c.); Saint Faro, Bishop of Meaux in France (626), he greatly encouraged monasticism (675); Saint Godwin of Stavelot, Abbot of the monastery of Stavelot-Malmédy in Belgium (ca.690); Saint Dorbheneus (Dorbhene), Abbot of Iona (713); Saint Anglinus, tenth Abbot of Stavelot-Malmédy near Liège in Belgium (ca.768); Saint Alberic, Abbot of Stavelot-Malmédy in Belgium (779); Saint Remigius of Lyon, Archbishop of Lyons in France (875); Saint Eadsin (Eadsige), thirty-third Archbishop of Canterbury, England, who Crowned King Edward the Confessor (1050); Saint Arsenius of Srem, Archbishop of Serbia (1266); Venerable Athanasius I, Patriarch of Constantinople (Mt. Athos) (1340); New Martyrs Angelis, Manuel, George, and Nicholas, at Rethymno on Crete (1824); Saint Nestor (not the Chronicler) of the Kiev Caves (14th c.); Righteous Virgin Parasceva of Pirimin on the Pinega River (Arkhangelsk) (16th c.); Venerable Job of Pochaev, Abbot and Wonderworker of Pochaev (1651); Saint Demetrius of Rostov, Metropolitan of Rostov (1709); Repose of Blessed Schema-hieromonk Theophilus, Fool-for-Christ of the Kiev Caves (1853); Venerable Arsenius of Cappadocia (1924) - (see also November 10 - Greek Orthodox Church); New Hieromartyr John Vilensky, Priest of Yaroslavl-Rostov (1918); New Hieromartyr Michael Lektorsky, Archpriest of Kuban (1921); Other Commemorations: Synaxis of the Shrine of Panagia Eleftherotria ("Our Lady of Deliverance") in Kifissia, Athens, Greece; Synaxis of the Church of Panagia Eleftherotria ("Our Lady of Deliverance") in Didymoteicho, Greece; Commemoration of Schema-Igumen Adrian (Antoniv) of Poltava and Kozelschansk (1953); Repose of Elder Epiphanius (Theodoropoulos) of Athens (1989).

Saint Terence was from Syria, and suffered for Christ with his wife Neonilla and their seven children Sabelus, Photius, Theodoulus, Vele, Hierax, Nitus, and Eunice. They were denounced as Christians and brought before the authorities for interrogation.

The saints confessed Christ and mocked the pagan gods, even as their sides were raked with iron hooks. Vinegar was poured into their wounds, which were then set afire. The saints encouraged one another and prayed to God to help them. He sent angels to free them from their bonds and to heal their wounds.

Then the saints were thrown to the wild beasts, who became gentle and did not harm them. Afterward, they were thrown into a cauldren filled with hot pitch, but they were not burned. Seeing that nothing could harm the saints, the pagans beheaded them.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

ECUMENICAL CATHOLIC CHURCH OF CHRIST
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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