Sunday Of Deceased Priests

Toward the end of the Season of Epiphany, and right before Great Lent (The Great Fast), our ancient Maronite tradition reserves three Sundays and three weeks to remember the departed: from among priests, The Righteous and Just (All Saints), and the faithful departed in general. The priest, or the bishop, is our faithful companion in our journey to God; he has two faces: the face of the Good Shepherd, who governs the flock in wisdom and good governance, and the face of the mediator who always keeps his gaze fixed on heaven, through the ministry of the Holy Mysteries and continuous prayer for his parish.
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