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Epiphany – April 4, 2021

‘The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!’ Lk 24:34

Bishop Francis Kalabat opens up today’s program reflecting on his trip to Iraq to join Pope Francis for this historical event. Fr. Perrin Atisha talks about three different Chaldean Saints. We complete our Lenten journey with Marcus Peter.


Bishop Francis Y. Kalabat

Bishop Kalabat began undergraduate (philosophy) studies at the University of San Diego‘s Saint Francis de Sales Center for Priestly Formation, in San Diego County, California. Subsequently, he began the requisite graduate theological training for the Chaldean Catholic priesthood at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, in Detroit, Michigan. Ordained a priest on July 5, 1995, he was appointed Parochial Vicar (Associate Pastor) of Mother of God Church in Southfield, Michigan, the city where the Eparchy has its cathedral. Since 2001, Eparch Kalabat has been Pastor of Saint Thomas Church in Detroit, Director of Vocations for the Eparchy, and has been involved with the Center for Re-Evangelization. He speaks Arabic, English and Aramaic, and also knows Spanish. He received his episcopal ordination, and was installed as Eparch on June 14, 2014.

Fr. Perrin Atisha

Fr. Perrin Atisha was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ for the Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle in 2019. He happily serves as the Parochial Vicar at St. George Chaldean Catholic Church in Shelby Township, MI and is also one of the college chaplains at Wayne State Universities Catholic Newman Center.

Marcus Peter

President and Director of Biblical Theology with the St. Peter Institute for Scripture and Evangelization.

Marcus received his Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications in Malaysia in 2011. After that, he received formation in Philosophy, Psychology and Alphonsian Spirituality in seminary. He received his MA in Theology from Ave Maria University, Florida in 2018. Most recently, he is pursuing a Theology Doctorate in the field of Biblical Theology.

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