What is the Melkite Biblical Center (MBC)?
It is a digital platform on ZOOM whose main goal is to provide continuing education on the Bible to our parishioners across Canada: Bible courses, spiritual retreats inspired by the Bible, Bible sessions...
Language barriers will not be an obstacle as the lectures, given in Arabic, will be translated simultaneously into French and English. Our youth in the Communication Office are ready to organize everything on the technical side.
Thanks to our partnership with the Institute for Theological Education of Montreal, the MBC will offer you Bible courses with the possibility of obtaining university credits.
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The Melkite Biblical Center is offering a 14-session course on St. Paul (his life, his epistles, his theology) with His Excellency Bishop Milad El Jawich.
The course will begin on October 5, every Wednesday at 8:30 pm on Zoom (Montreal time).
This course is free. However, you can make a donation to the MBC, as well as obtain a certificate of participation for $20.
This course is offered in partnership with the Institut de Formation Théologique de Montréal (IFTM). If you wish to obtain university credits. In this case, you will have to register on the IFTM website and a fee will be required: https://ifti.ca/evenement/cours-sur-saint-paul/
It will be given in Arabic with simultaneous translation into French and English.
To watch the four sessions on the Passion of Jesus, please click on the following links:
Day 1: The plot of the leaders
Day 2: The betrayal of the disciple
Day 3: The anointing of a woman
Day 4: The Passion Narrative in the 4 Gospels
My experience as a priest
Everywhere I go, I find myself in front of believers who are thirsty for the word of God. Rites alone no longer satisfy them.
There are places in the human soul where rituals cannot enter: neither incense, nor luxurious vestments, nor processions, but only a living word from the mouth of God: "Say only one word, and my soul will be healed" (Mt 8:8).
In the eyes of my faithful, I often read an ancient hunger for the word of Jesus. This hunger exhausts me, torments me, and always pushes me to dig into the Bible to serve the most delicious dishes. When I explain the word of God, I see them listening silently, taking in the word with their ears, their eyes, their guts, with their whole being.
Some of them have "hearts moved" (Acts 2:37) when they hear the word, and their heartbeats reach my heart.