Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

Today’s readings Today we celebrate the memorial of Saint Josaphat, who was born in what is now Poland to Orthodox parents. He later became a Basilian monk, and was chosen bishop of Vitebsk, in what is now Russia. His task was to bridge the divide between the Roman and Orthodox Church, but this was not… Continue reading Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

Saint Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr and Notre Dame Day of Service

Today’s readings This morning we gather in the presence of a merciful and compassionate God, not a dishonest judge. We gather in prayer knowing that those prayers are heard and answered in God’s way, in God’s time. The exercise of perseverance in prayer is not so much to change God’s will as it is for… Continue reading Saint Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr and Notre Dame Day of Service

Saint Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr

Today we celebrate the memorial of Saint Josaphat, who was born in what is now Poland to Orthodox parents. He later became a Basilian monk, and was chosen bishop of Vitebsk, in what is now Russia. His task was to bridge the divide between the Roman and Orthodox Church, but this was not easy, because… Continue reading Saint Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr

Saint Josaphat, bishop and martyr

Today’s readings Today we celebrate the memorial of Saint Josaphat, who was born in what is now Poland to Orthodox parents.  He later became a Basilian monk, and was chosen bishop of Vitebsk, in what is now Russia.  His task was to bridge the divide between the Roman and Orthodox Church, but this was not… Continue reading Saint Josaphat, bishop and martyr

Saint Josaphat, bishop and martyr

Today’s readings  Saint Josaphat was born in what is now Poland to Orthodox parents.  He later became a Basilian monk, and was chosen bishop of Vitebsk, in what is now Russia.  His task was to bridge the divide between the Roman and Orthodox Church, but this was not easy, because the Orthodox monks did… Continue reading Saint Josaphat, bishop and martyr

St. Josaphat, bishop and martyr

Today’s readings Saint Josaphat was born in what is now Poland to Orthodox parents.  He later became a Basilian monk, and was chosen bishop of Vitebsk, in what is now Russia.  His task was not an easy one, because the orthodox monks did not want union with Rome.  They feared interference in liturgy and customs,… Continue reading St. Josaphat, bishop and martyr