December 15, 2018

Around the Web: The Latest News and Happenings from the Constantinian Chronicles

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An Evening of Faith and Fellowship in NYC
Tuesday evening, during the second week of Advent, the Knights and Dames of the Order, attended the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the Chapel of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (325 E 33rd St.) in Kips Bay, Manhattan. Concelebrated by Rev. Msgr. Kevin Sullivan and Fr. Cav. Michael G. Lankford-Stokes, the Order, led by our esteemed Delegate HE Cav. John M. Viola, was warmly welcomed by the congregation. Continue Reading
Distributing Food to the Homeless on St. Nicholas Day
Thursday, December 6th, members of the Constantinian Auxiliary joined the Knights and Dames of the Order to prepare and distribute food to the homeless in Chinatown and Two Bridges, New York on the Feast of St. Nicholas. Meeting at the Church of the Transfiguration (29 Mott St.), volunteers prepared 30 care packages replete with winter accessories, toiletries and ready to eat food, including containers of freshly cooked penne marinara generously donated by our dear friends at CaffĂ© Napoli (191 Hestor Street) in Little Italy. Continue reading
Congratulations Ernie Rossi!
Monday evening, our esteemed Delegate HE Cav. John M. Viola presented Ernie Rossi of E.Rossi & Company (193 Grand St.) in Little Italy, New York, a beautiful plaque emblazoned with the Coat of Arms of Royal House of Bourbon–Two Sicilies on behalf of HRH Prince Carlo di Borbone–Due Sicilie, Duke of Castro. The honor was bestowed to Mr. Rossi in recognition of his efforts to share the history and culture of the Two Sicilies through the many products he carries in his store. Continue reading
Members of the Order Remember HRH Princess Carmen of Bourbon–Two Sicilies in Park Slope, Brooklyn
Divine Liturgy was offered Sunday afternoon at the Church of the Virgin Mary (216 8th Ave.) in Park Slope, Brooklyn for the eternal memory in blessed repose of HRH Princess Maria del Carmen Carolina Antonia di Borbone – Due Sicilie (1924-2018), who fell asleep in the Lord at the age of 94. Serving the Melkite Catholic community of New York City, Mass was concelebrated at the beautiful church in English and Arabic by Pastor Fr. Antoine, Cav. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Economos Romanus V. Russo, and Deacon Naji Youssef. Cavalieri John Napoli and Vincent Gangone were in attendance. Continue reading
Vernacular Poetry of Southern Italy Translated by Cav. Charles Sant’Elia
In addition to the promulgation of the faith and charitable works, our very own Cav. Charles Sant’Elia, in conjunction with the website Il Regno, has been assiduously translating the Neapolitan, Calabrian, and Sicilian verse of contemporary and historical Duosiciliani poets into English, many for the first time, as part of the US Delegation’s cultural mission to foster knowledge of the former Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and the Royal Family. Continue reading