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By Robert Klesko, EWTN News, June 22, 2024

Father Deacon Robert Klesko is an EWTN Theology Advisor, married to Aundrea with five boys and one girl, and is a deacon in the Byzantine (Ruthenian) Catholic Church. He writes from Irondale, Alabama.


Robert KleskoThe National Eucharistic Congress is fast approaching. The Congress is scheduled for July 17-21 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The event is part of the Church’s ongoing push to evangelize and catechize the faithful on the centrality of the Holy Eucharist to our walk of faith.

I have to admit that when this event was first announced, I had some negative preconceived notions. I feared that the Eastern Catholic liturgical traditions would not be represented and that the rich Eucharistic theology of the East would not be heard. Having benefited greatly from the Eastern Catholic theological and (especially) liturgical tradition in my own life, I wanted this tradition to be made more widely available via this national event. So, I reached out to the leadership of the Congress to see what they had planned to highlight the Christian East. To my great surprise and delight, they have so much in store. ….

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