Dr. Anthony Dragani

Anthony Dr. Dragani is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pennsylvania. He has an M.A. in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University. A Byzantine Catholic, Dr. Dragani frequently lectures and writes on topics related to spirituality and ecumenism


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Welcome

To the web-site of Dr. Anthony Dragani.  This  website is dedicated to highlighting the similarities that are found in the western and the eastern churches. Icon: Sts. Peter and Paul For many years polemics on both sides have misrepresented what the other side believes, it is due to this lack of charity and clarity that the two remain suspicious of one other. 

Yet in our own time we have seen much progress being made toward better understanding of one another.  The aim of this modest website is to join in the effort toward greater respect and understanding.  Glory to Jesus Christ!

Mission:

    To Introduce the West to the Treasures of Eastern Catholicism

Prayer from the Divine Liturgy celebrated in the Eastern Churches:

"For peace in the whole world, for the well being of the holy churches of God, and for the union of all, let us pray to the Lord.  Lord have mercy!"


Be Sure to Visit the FAQ Page

Sample Questions:
  • Married Priests -Are priests in the Eastern Catholic Churches permitted to marry?
  • Reception of Communion - Which tradition is older, receiving communion by the hand onto the tongue or by dropping it into the mouth from a silver spoon?
  • The Pope -Is the Pope the head of the 21 Eastern Catholic Churches in addition to being head of the Roman Catholic Church?

To find out the answers to these questions, and more check out our FAQ page here, or on the menu above.

 

"Thus says the LORD of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the East country and from the West country; and I will bring them to dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they shall be my people and I will be their God, in faithfulness and in righteousness." -Zech 8:7-8


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