Feast Days
Cities of the Patriarchs
The Clergy
The Melkite Church
The Saints
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This popular feast day is in December
What is Christmas
100
This city, where Christ was crucified, is one of the five patriarchates
What is Jerusalem
100
The highest members of the clergy; they ordain priests and deacons, teach, and lead the church
Who are bishops
100
Melkites get together every Sunday for this service.
What is the Divine Liturgy
100
Patron saint of children; his feast is celebrated in December.
Who is Saint Nicholas
200
The Feast of Pentecost is in honor of when the Holy Spirit gave strength to these followers of Jesus.
Who are the Apostles
200
The city of Rome, one of the five patriarchal cities, is located in this country.
What is Italy
200
The "father among the bishops", this title is given to the bishop who leads the Melkite Church.
What is the Patriarch
200
The head of the Melkite church is known as the Patriarch of this city.
What is Antioch
200
Mary, the Mother of God, is also known by this title.
Who is the Theotokos
300
The icon of Easter (Pascha) shows Christ helping the first two people rise from their tombs. Who are those people?
Who are Adam and Eve
300
The patriarch of the Melkite Church is known as the Patriarch of this ancient city.
What is Antioch
300
A woman monk who devotes her life to God.
Who is a nun
300
The Melkite Church in Atlanta is named in honor of this saint.
Who is Saint John Chrysostom
300
This apostle, orginally named Simon, was called "The Rock" by Jesus.
Who is Peter
400
Palm Sunday celebrates Christ's entrance into Jerusalem. What type of animal did He ride into the city?
What is a donkey
400
Alexandria is located in this North African country
What is Egypt
400
The name of the bishop who leads the Melkite church in the United States.
Who is Bishop Nicholas
400
The name of the entry room in the front of the church.
What is the narthex
400
This apostle wrote letters known as the Epistles, which are part of the New Testament.
Who is Saint Paul
500
The Feast of the Theophany celebrates John baptizing Jesus in this river.
What is the Jordan River.
500
This city was the capital of the Byzantine Empire and home to Greek patriarchs.
What is Constantinople
500
The second level of Holy Orders, above deacons and below bishops; they typically minister to a church congregation.
Who are priests (presbyters)
500
Melkites and other faithful Christians venerate these holy images; they cover the interior walls of the church.
What are icons
500
This woman saint was born to a noble family in Egypt and was killed by her father on a wheel for following Christ.
Who was Saint Catherine of Alexandria
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