Welcome to the homiletic and scholarly journal of Rev. Fr. J. Michael Venditti, M. Div., presenting a record of his preaching and non-liturgical essays.
     The author of this site is a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, who served for more than half his priesthood in the Byzantine-Ruthenian Catholic Church; thus, in addition to homilies based on the two calendars of the Roman Rite, the archives contain many based on the calendar of the Byzantine Tradition as well.
     For more information or to contact him see the biographical link below, and please enjoy your stay.

See how the various liturgical calendars are rendered on this web site.
Buy a copy of Father Michael's book about Arthur Conan Doyle.
Read a thought on preaching in the Byzantine Tradition.
View the links to sites which Father routinely visits.
Find Father's non-homiletic articles & essays.
Learn more about Father Michael.
Note all the dull legal stuff.

Special Announcements:

Because of Father's health issues, updates to this site have been put on hold for the forseable futrure, but he maintains the site since it has thousands of homilies that may be still be accessed and used. Please keep Father Michael in your prayers. If he does decide to resume updates to this site, it would happen on the First Sunday of Advent.



Homiles may be based on the Lectionaries of three different Liturgical Traditions, identified by the following legend:

[OF] = The Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
[EF] = The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
[RR] = The Ruthenian Recension of the Byzantine Rite.

This Web Site was on hiatus for most of the 2020-21 Church Year.

Archive of homilies from December 1st, 2019, through June 19th, 2020.

Archive of homilies from December 1st, 2018, through November 24th, 2019.

Archive of homilies from December 3rd, 2017, through October 6th, 2018.

Archive of homilies from November 27th, 2016, through December 2nd, 2017.

Archive of homilies from November 29th, 2015, through November 24th, 2016.

Archive of homilies from November 30th, 2014, through November 28th, 2015.

Archive of homilies from January 5th, 2014, through November 22nd, 2014.

Archive of homilies from January 7th, 2013, through December 29th, 2013.

Archive of homilies from January 2nd, 2012, through December 30th, 2012.

Archive of homilies from October 26th, 2006, through December 25th, 2011.



The Legal Stuff

  • All contents, including text, images, sounds, backgrounds, etc., © 2010 and following by Rev. Fr. J. M. Venditti, M. Div. unless explicitly stated otherwise. FatherVenditti.com© and Father Michael's Radio Theater© are copyrighted terms of Rev. Fr. J. Michael Venditti, M. Div., and may not be used without permission except for purposes of web site review. Texts composed by the author may be shared provided they are not altered and acknowledgment of authorship is given; but, altering their text, resulting in damage to the author's reputation, would be considered libelous and subject to litigation. The dramas and adventures presented on Father Michael's Radio Theater© are in the public domain unless otherwise stated, the assertions of commercial vendors of old time radio broadcasts not withstanding. For permissions, write to postmaster@fathervenditti.com.

  • This site is hosted by Earthlink®, whose services have been purchased for hosting purposes only, and Father Venditti alone is personally responsible for the entire contents of this site. Earthlink®, the Archdiocese of Washington, the Diocese of Metuchen, the Eparchy of Passaic, the World Apostolate of Fatima USA, and any other agency of the Catholic Church share no accountability whatsoever for the contents of this site.

  • Father regards this site as an extention of his priestly ministry, and all expenses incurred in the design and publication of this site are absorbed by Father personally from his own private funds; donations are not accepted. This web site offers no commercial service and generates no income of any kind (the link to the Dorrance Publishing Online Bookstore, where Father Michael's book is available for purchase, navigates away from this site entirely). The site's domain name and address are Father Venditti's personal property, openly purchased by him at private expense; his ownership does not expire.

  • The site was designed by Father Venditti and coded by him; no web site professionals or web design software were employed in its production or design, and all coding was done by hand in Windows® Notepad© in the HTML 5 language with UTF-8 character encoding. The code is open, and can be viewed by right-clicking on most browsers and selecting "View Source".

  • The use of embedded fonts on this web site has been discontinued due to the difficulties inherent with the CSS Style language in pages encoded with a UTF-8 character set, necessary to support text in languages using non-Western characters. This feature was purely cosmetic and did not effect one’s ability to view the site, and the fonts displayed were only viewable in Microsoft® Internet Explorer©; thus, with the near universal upgrade to Windows 10 among PC users, and the increasing use of other web browsers, the feature's days were numbered. You may still view this site with the fonts originally created for it by downloading and installing the Maiandra true-type font set, direct links for which are found below; the files are on this server, and the links do not direct away from FatherVenditti.com. What's more, installing the fonts directly to your own computer will now allow them to be displayed on any web browser you may be using, and make them available to you for your own use. Simply download each of the three TTF files to your desktop, then right-click on each and select "Install". Once installed, you can discard the three downloaded files. This is, of course, purely optional, and not at all necessary to enjoy this web site.

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  • This site uses the products of WiredMinds AG to collect anonymous information about those who visit it. These products collect and process your personal data and use it to create usage profiles under a pseudonym. These usage profiles are fully anonymized where possible and appropriate, using cookies and/or web beacons (also known as tracking pixels) to create them. The data collected is not used to personally identify visitors to this web site, nor is it merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym; any IP addresses recorded are anonymized immediately by deleting the last number block. While these products are directed primarily to assist commercial vendors, Father Venditti uses this service solely to identify the country or city from where people visit this site to satisfy his own curiosity. Existing data protection laws require this notice to be displayed on all web sites where such data is being collected, though most web masters routinely ignore these laws. In their defense, most amateur web masters are not aware that their web hosting companies collect this data, nor would know what to do with it if they knew how to access it; for example, the popular web hosting site "Blogspot" collects this data, but doesn't bother to even tell its subscribers that this data is being collected or require them to display this message, in clear violation of international law. This is one of the reasons Father chooses to purchase his own domian and not use free web hosting services—that, and the fact that owning his own domain and designing the site himself gives him absolute control subject to no one. You may opt out of allowing this information to be collected by clicking here. If the link doesn't function, it's because the tracking system is down and no data is being collected; it happens from time to time.

  • Nếu bạn đang xem trang web này từ Việt Nam, Cha Michael đã xin lỗi cho sự thiếu hiểu biết của ông về ngôn ngữ quốc gia.

  • The previous domain for this site, ByzantineCatholicPriest.com, is no longer active and is for sale; for information please write to postmaster@fathervenditti.com. If you reached this site through the address ByzantineCatholicPriest.com, please change your bookmarks and/or favorites to FatherVenditti.com.


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