Development Planes & Debate Hymns w/ Pauline Meert & Fr. Michael Shami

What is a Montessori? A type of prehistoric creature? A luxury automobile? How about a Maronite? Listen to this week’s episode to find out!

My first guest is Pauline Meert, co-founder and director of Sophia Montessori in Denver, CO. Pauline will tells us all about the ONLY Byzantine Catholic Montessori in the United States, and probably even the world. Find out why this unique method of teaching is such a good match for passing on the faith.

After that, Fr. Michael Shami, a Maronite priest and Doctoral student in liturgics at Notre Dame University, tells us all about the Maronite Catholic Church, Syriac liturgy, and the Bl. Massabki Martyrs Mission in South Bend, IN.

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The Sacrifice of God

“… hung upon the cross, He who suspended the Earth amid the waters… He, who wrapped the heavens in clouds is clothed with the purpose of mockery. He was transfixed with nails, who is the Bridegroom of the Church… We worship your passion, O Christ. Show us also your glorious resurrection.” – Vespers of Great

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Great Lent

With the late Rev. Alexander Schmemann’s important work Great Lent as our guide, this four-week series will take us through the liturgies of the Great Fast to help us experience them more fully and make the most out of the Church’s beautiful season of preparation for Pascha.

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Learning to See Again

The liturgy is intricately intertwined with piety and theology. Join us as we explore how the liturgy draws us into the mystery of the Kingdom, enabling us to see the world in its light, and thus live more authentic Christian lives which integrate the mystery we celebrate with what we believe and what we live.

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Baptized Into Christ

The celebration of baptism, chrismation and Eucharist together is not simply a practicality. These mysteries are closely connected and must be understood in light of each other. Using Scripture, Fr. Daniel will show us how these mysteries are not just a symbol, but truly make us the People of God.

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