Friday, January 20, 2012

From Quebec: Glorious Byzantine Rite

Feast of the Theophany with annual Great Blessing of the Water on the shores of the freezing Ottawa River, Gatineau, Quebec.

The harmonic Eastern rites strike the chords of the soul. Such a joy to see this public display of prayer (and official liturgy of the Church), on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

It is very important for us to make full use of all superabundance of glory from the storehouse of Byzantine civilization in the evangelization of Canada.


  1. I'm shivering just looking at these pictures!

  2. Are the prayers online?