:waves: Hi there.
I posted a thread a few days back of trying to take the opportunity to celebrate Divine Liturgy with as many of the Eastern Catholic Churches that i could pin down in the New York City area.
It turns out that a week before that excursion I shall find myself in New Jersey thereabouts - near one of your churches - St. Demetrius in a town called Cliffside Park.
In point of full disclosure - i know next to nothing about Jersey except the small town right across the George Washington Bridge that is predominately Korean and Hoboken.
But at least on the map, it doesn’t seem too far to get to Cliffside Park - so i’d like to give this a shot.
Does anyone have any information regarding St. Demetrius?
I’m a little ancy of kicking down the Door and saying “oh hai” to that congregation or the pastor. I know some Eastern Catholic churches welcome visitors from afar and from the “Western Church” (although as a Chinese guy maybe “Latin Rite” is better since i’m technically East of all of you :p) and others…perhaps would prefer to keep it within the family so to speak.
No problems with that on my end, no one wants to impose on a place where they aren’t wanted.
But if St. Demetrius seems like a place that wouldn’t mind hosting me for a Sunday - second question:
What Book would help me effectively celebrate Divine Liturgy with you all?
Cause i’m looking at melkite.org/products-page and i’m not quite sure what to pick up…
I’m assuming its the Horologion - but well… Chinese guy can’t speak/read Greek Not to say I haven’t sat through a Mass in a different language (Traditional Latin Mass, Novus Ordo in Thai, Tagalog, Korean, Japanese, etc)…
But…well… for me this is like landing on Mars. You are all Martians to me and hopefully not the kind from that old movie “War of the Worlds”
Thanks for your help and eager for your thoughts.