• 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.

Apostles Erastus, Olympas, Herodion (Rodion), Sosipater, Quartus, and Tertius of the Seventy
November 10: Apostles Erastus, Olympas, Herodion (Rodion), Sosipater, Quartus, and Tertius of the Seventy; Martyr Orestes of Cappadocia; Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian; Saint Theocteristus, Abbot of Symbola on Mount Olympus; Hieromartyr Milos (Miles), Bishop of Persia, and his two disciples Euoures the Presbyter and Seboes the Deacon; Saint Nonnus, Bishop of Heliopolis, who catechized St. Pelagia; Martyr Constantine, prince of Georgia; Great-martyr George of Iberia; Saint Justos, Archbishop of Canterbury; Martyrs Kallipios, Niros, and Orionos; Saint Martin, Bishop; Saint Aodh, Bishop of Meath; translation of the relics of Saint Gregory, presbyter, in Assos of Lesbos; translation of the relics of Saint Willibrord-Clement of Utrecht

Apostle Erastus of the Seventy

The holy Apostles Erastus, Sosipater (April 28), Quartus and Tertius (October 30) were disciples of St Paul. The Apostle to the Gentiles speaks of them in the Epistle to the Romans, And Erastus, the city treasurer, greets you, and Quartus, a brother (Rom 16: 23).

Apostle Olympas of the Seventy

The Holy Apostles of the Seventy: Olympas, Erastus, Rodion, Sosipater, Quartus and Tertius lived during the first century. St Olympas was mentioned by the holy Apostle Paul (Rom 16:15). He was also a companion of the Apostle Peter. He was beheaded on the very day and hour when St Peter was crucified.

Apostle Rodion of the Seventy

Saint Rodion, or Herodion (April 8), was a kinsman of the Apostle Paul (Romans 16:11), and left the bishop’s throne at Patras to go to Rome with the Apostle Peter. St Olympas was also a companion of the Apostle Peter. Sts Rodion and Olympas were beheaded on the very day and hour when St Peter was crucified.

Apostle Sosipater of the Seventy

The holy Apostles Sosipater (April 28), Erastus, Quartus and Tertius (October 30) were disciples of St Paul. St Sosipater, a native of Achaia, was Bishop of Iconium, where also he died. St Paul mentions him in Romans 16:21.

Apostle Quartus of the Seventy

The holy Apostles Quartus, Erastus, Sosipater (April 28), and Tertius (October 30) were disciples of St Paul. The Apostle to the Gentiles speaks of St Quaratus in the Epistle to the Romans And Erastus, the city treasurer, greets you, and Quartus, a brother (Rom 16: 23). St Quartus endured much suffering for his piety and converted many pagans to Christ, dying peacefully as a bishop in the city of Beirut.

Apostle Tertius of the Seventy

The holy Apostles Tertius (October 30) Erastus, Sosipater (April 28), and Quartus were disciples of St Paul. St Tertius is mentioned in the Epistle to the Romans, I, Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord (Rom 16:22). St Tertius, to whom St Paul dictated the Epistle to the Romans, was the second Bishop of Iconium, where also he died.

Martyr Orestes of Cappadocia

The Martyr Orestes the Physician of Cappadocia lived at the end of the third century in the city of Tyana in Cappadocia in the time of the emperor Diocletian (284-311). He was an illustrious and capable soldier, and from childhood St Orestes was truly a good Christian.

By order of the emperor, the military officer Maximinus was sent to Tyana to deal with Christianity, which then had spread widely throughout Cappadocia. Orestes was among the first brought to trial to Maximinus. He bravely and openly confessed his faith in the Crucified and Risen Lord, Jesus Christ. The prosecutor offered the saint riches, honors and renown to renounce God, but St Orestes was unyielding.

At the order of Maximinus, they took Orestes to a resplendant pagan temple and again demanded that he worship idols. When he refused, forty soldiers, took turns one after the other, beating the holy martyr with lashes, with rods, with rawhide, and then they tormented him with fire. St Orestes cried out to the Lord, Establish with me a sign for good, let those who hate me see it and be put to shame (Ps. 85/86:17). And the Lord heard His true servant. The earth began to tremble, and the idols fell down and were smashed. Everyone rushed out of the temple, and when St Orestes came out, the very temple tumbled down.

Infuriated, Maximinus ordered the holy martyr to be locked up in prison for seven days giving him neither food nor drink, and on the eighth day to continue with the torture. They hammered twenty nails into the martyr’s legs, and then tied him to a wild horse. Dragged over the stones, the holy martyr departed to the Lord in the year 304. His relics were thrown into the sea.

In 1685, when St Demetrius, later the Bishop of Rostov, (October 28) was preparing the Life of St Orestes to be printed by the Kiev Caves Lavra, he became tired and fell asleep. The holy martyr Orestes appeared to him in a dream. He showed him the deep wound in his left side, his wounded and severed arms, and his legs which had been cut off. The holy martyr looked at St Demetrius and said, You see, I suffered more torments for Christ than you have described. The humble monk wondered whether this was St Orestes, one of the Five Martyrs of Sebaste (December 13). The martyr said, I am not that Orestes, but he whose Life you have just finished writing.

Hieromartyr Milus the Bishop in Persia

The Hieromartyr Milus, Bishop of Babylon, and his disciples Euores the Presbyter and Seboes the Deacon, lived during the fourth century. The holy Martyr Milus was banished from the city of Suza, where his bishop’s throne was situated. By his pious and ascetic life he was granted gifts of prophecy and healing.

St Milus suffered in the year 341 with two of his disciples, Abrosim and Sinos in their native city of Suza (trans. note: The discrepancy of these names in the header and in the text is found in the Russian original, and may reflect alternate transcriptions of Persian names in Greek and Russian), They returned to Suza after long wanderings and brought many to Christ.
Martyr Euores the Presbyter and disciple of the Hieromartyr Milus the Bishop in Persia

Saints Euores the Presbyter and Seboes the Deacon were disciples of St Milus, Bishop of Babylon.

St Milus suffered in the year 341 with two of his disciples, Abrosim and Sinos in their native city of Suza (trans. note: The discrepancy of these names in the header and in the text is found in the Russian original, and may reflect alternate transcriptions of Persian names in Greek and Russian), They returned to Suza after long wanderings and brought many to Christ.

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 Alexander Tzenov

Deacon Alexander Tzenov

Deacon Emilian Georgiev
Deacon Emilian Georgiev

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