A long time nostalgia brought back into reality:
-One Easter Feast Day-
We begun the new millennium with a strong hope that the two lungs of the Universal Church will bring to unity the celebration of the Holy Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The millennium came and passed by without any change. We started the new millennium with one common day for Easter. Maybe it was providential. Every Orthodox, Catholic or non-Catholic felt blessed and quite pleased.
We started with a temporary unity, but fell back into the old darkness of Division. Each Church theologically "justifies" the reason why observes the Resurrection in its traditional manner.
It is about time that our Eastern and Western brethren petition their Pope, Patriarchs, metropolitans and bishops to really see and work for the same goal- to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ at the same date.
We encourage all the clergy and people to sign petition and to send them to the center of Our Lady of Soufanieh.
The following common date for Easter is going to be in 2007.
This year all the friends of Our Lady of Soufanieh in the Youngstown area will pray and fast in order to see this goal implemented very soon.
January 24, 2005
Rev. George D. Gage, Pastor
Our Church website http://www.byzantines.net/stmary/