• 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.

Martyr Paramon and 370 others
November 29:Venerable Nicholas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki (c. 160); Hieromartyr Dionysius, Bishop of Corinth (182); Martyr Paramon and 370 others, at Bithynia (250); Martyr Philoumenos of Ancyra (274); Martyr Valerian, by the sword (274); Martyr Phaedrus, by pouring hot resin over him (274); Hieromartyr John, in Persia (4th century); Holy 6 Martyrs; Venerable Pitirim of Egypt (4th century), disciple of St. Anthony the Great; Saint Tiridates, King of Armenia (4th century); Saint Acacius of Sinai (6th century), mentioned in The Ladder (see also November 26); Hieromartyr Abibus, Bishop of Nekresi, Georgia (6th century); Saint Urban, Bishop of Macedonia; Venerable Pankosmios, monk; Venerable Mark; Hieromartyr Saturninus, venerated as the first Bishop of Toulouse (c. 257); Saint Blaise and Demetrius, martyrs in Veroli in central Italy; Hieromartyrs Saturninus and Sisinius (c. 309); Saint Illuminata, a virgin in Todi in Italy (c. 320); Saint Brendan of Birr (571); Saint Sadwrn (Sadwen), hermit, brother of St Illtyd and disciple of St Cadfan (6th century); Saint Hardoin, Bishop of St Pol-de-Léon in Brittany (7th century); Saint Æthelwine of Athelney (Egelwine, Aylwine), a prince of the house of Wessex who lived as a hermit at Athelney in Somerset (7th century); Saint Walderic, founder of the monastery of Murrhardt in Germany (c. 817); Saint Radboud of Utrecht, Bishop of Utrecht (917); Saint Gulstan (Gustan, Constans), a monk at St Gildas of Rhuys in Brittany (c. 1010); Saint Nectarius the Obedient, of the Kiev Caves (12th century); New Hieromartyr Sergius Kochurov, Priest (1941); New Hieromartyr Philoumenos (Hasapis) of Jacob's Well (1979) (see also November 16); Other Commemorations: Consecration of the Church of the Holy Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus; Repose of Blessed Abel "the Prophet", of Valaam Monastery (1831).

Saint Paramonus contested for piety's sake during the reign of Decius, in the year 250. A ruler named Aquilinus, seeking relief from a bodily malady, visited a certain therapeutic hot spring. He brought with him captive Christians from Nicomedia, and commanded them to offer sacrifice in the temple of Isis. When they refused, he had them all slaughtered, to the number of 370. Saint Paramonus, beholding their murder, boldly cried out against such an act of ungodliness. When Aquilinus heard this, he sent men to take the Saint. Some smote him with spears, others pierced his tongue and body with sharp reeds, until he died.

Saint Philumenus' contest in martyrdom took place during the reign of Aurelian, in the year 270. Coming from Lycaonia, he was conveying a load of wheat into Galatia when he was denounced as a Christian to Felix, Governor of Ancyra. Nails were driven into his hands, feet, and head, and he was commanded to run. While running in the road, he fell and gave up his holy soul into the hands of God.

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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Church Calendar 2016г.