A Mass like the one held on October 10 at St. Peter's Basilica, with its beautiful chants and prayers in Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Hebrew, Farsi, Armenian, French, English and Latin, reminds us that the most extravagant miracles can happen when Christ-filled people get together and offer their minds, actions and even voices to the Holy Spirit. It also reminds us that diversity at the cultural and practical level plays an important role in our faith, perhaps even more than in years past.
Earlier this year, we presented a two-part Catholic Focus episode on Eastern Churches. It was one of the most popular Catholic Focus episodes in recent memory - with a significant increase in viewer feedback. We would like to do more on the Eastern Churches and, God willing, we will with the help of funders. If we start to receive donations for $23, we'll know what to do with it!
To view The Light of the East, parts 1 and 2, visit our Catholic Focus
Vatican information on the Synod visit here
Photos: CNS/Paul Haring