The Seven Mysteries (Sacraments)

While a mystery (sacrament) is a generalized word for any action by which God bestows His grace, there are seven mysteries considered as major events in a Christian’s life.   Please call the church office at 203-743-5119 or email Fr. Thomas at pastor@saintann.org to make an appointment for any of the following, unless otherwise noted:

Christian Initiation: Baptism, Chrismation (Confirmation), and Eucharist:  

Please call at least one month in advance to schedule the date of this ceremony.  Christian Initiation requires a preparation class, to be scheduled separately, that is given either by the priest or the deacon.

We do not have a First Communion ceremony in our particular tradition, as the Eucharist is given at the baptism and the child continues to receive the Eucharist all days afterward.

Crowning (Marriage):  

Please call at least six months to schedule the date for the celebration and to schedule appropriate preparation meetings.

Reconciliation (Confession):  

Confession is offered at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings before Divine Liturgy on Sundays.  You may also make an appointment with Fr. Tom to receive the sacrament.

Anointing of the Sick (Unction):  

Father Tom is available to visit with the sick and infirm, to anoint them with holy oil, and to administer the Eucharist.

Holy Orders (Diaconate, Priesthood, and Monasticism): 

Those interested in Holy Orders are encouraged to pursue discussion with Fr. Thomas. For the diaconate or the priesthood (men only) or monastic life (men and women), it is necessary to contact our Eparchial Vocations Director, Fr. John Azar at (404) 373-9522 or email him at vocations@melkite.org.

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