His Eminence Metropolitan Philip writes:
Beloved Clergy, Chanters and Choir Directors:
Greetings in the name of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ.
We do hereby bless and approve the 2012 edition of The Liturgical Guide published by the Department of Liturgics and Translations of our Archdiocese. This guide should be used and referenced by all eastern rite parishes in our God-protected Archdiocese without exception. As the Apostle Paul stated in his letter to the Corinthians [I Corinthians 14:40), “Let all things be done decently and in order."
We are grateful to the Very Rev. Archpriest Elia Shalhoub for his tireless efforts for the past 14 years in preparing this work. We are also thankful to the members of the Department of Liturgics and Translations who have proofread this guide. If you find any mistakes or corrections during the liturgical year, please immediately bring them to the attention of the Department of Liturgics and Translations so that any errata can be corrected on the archdiocese website before the services take place.
Praying that the hymns and prayers prescribed in this guide will inspire the faithful to grow in their faith and love of the Triune God-Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I remain,
Your Father in Christ,
Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America
Fr. Elia Shalhoub writes:
Beloved in Christ:
Greetings and best wishes to you in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. With the Grace of God and the blessings of our beloved Father in Christ His Eminence Metropolitan Philip I have prepared the 2012 Liturgical Guide which I have been preparing every year for the last Fourteen years.
For the Last 5 years, with Sayadna Philip’s blessings I took the chance to print and distribute the Guide on my own, I would like to thank every parish and every individual who supported the use of the hard copy of the Guide by purchasing one or more.
I’m doing the same thing again this year and I’m looking for your support to keep this project alive so we can all have the same and proper liturgical services in our churches.
Enclosed with this letter is the Order Form for the 2012 Liturgical Guide , please complete and send it back to me with your payment as soon as possible so I can have an accurate idea of how many copies I need to print and be able to distribute to you on time. The dead line is February 1st 2012. Any Orders after the dead line of February 1st will be $2.00 extra per book. Please send your order ASAP.
Please keep me in your prayers,
Yours in Christ
Very Rev. Fr. Elia Shalhoub
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