The Archangel Gabriel said, “Fear not, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard, and your wife Elizabeth shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name John: He shall be great in the sight of the Lord.”
Luke 1:5-15

Universal

The Byzantine Catholic church is in full communion with the pope of Rome. We profess our faith through the beautiful and mystical liturgical traditions of the Byzantine Rite.

Traditional

The Byzantine Church proves the authenticity of its teaching with the teaching of the living Spirit, through the uninterrupted faithfulness to the word of God by His Apostles and their successors.

Popular

Byzantine liturgies are not a duty to be discharged, but an experience to be lived, unfolding the meaning of the Church as the Body of Christ through constant motion and personal participation.

Mystical

Byzantine spirituality reveals the intelligence to God, not in order to learn about God but to discover God; not to know about Him but to know Him, to experience God in one’s own life.

Our Parish

We celebrate the Liturgy of the Byzantine Rite. Our theological traditions originated in Constantinople, the capital city of the Byzantine Empire, and one of the most glorious civilizations in human history.

Our History

Our Byzantine-Ruthenian Catholic parish traces its beginning to 1929, when a group of dedicated Eastern Europeans gathered to make plans to erect a church in which they could worship according to their Eastern Catholic traditions. Read More

Hierarchs

The Byzantine-Ruthenian Church sui iuris (“of its own right”) is self-governing and equal in dignity to the Roman Catholic Church. We are in communion with the Bishop of Rome, though the Byzantine Church is unique in its clergy, laws, institutions, liturgies, forms of spirituality, and methods of theology.

His Holiness
Pope Francis

Supreme Pontiff and Bishop of Rome

Most Reverend
William Skurla

Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh

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Most Reverend
Kurt Burnette

Bishop of the Eparchy of Passaic

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Saintly Bishops

Bishop Theodore Romzha, Bishop Pavel Gojdič, Bishop Vasil’ Hopko, and Bishop Alexander Chira, who, by their courage, charity and intrepid faith, inspired our Ruthenian people in the darkest moments of their history. By their great sufferings, humiliating imprisonment, and violent death they gave living witness to their Catholic faith and glorified Christ’s exalted name.

Blessed Bishop
Theodore Romzha

Bishop-Hieromartyr of Mukachevo

Victim of Soviet Persecution

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Blessed Bishop
Vasil’ Hopko

Bishop-Martyr of Prjashev

Prisoner for the Lord

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Blessed Bishop
Pavel Peter Gojdič

Bishop-Confessor of Prešov

Confessor of the Faith

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Bishop
Alexander Chira

Bishop-Confessor of Mukachevo

Fearless Witness of Christ

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Revered Saints

Byzantine Catholics look to many saints for their heavenly intercession. Those most commonly encountered include St. Nicholas, the Apostles, and saints from the Old Testament. Each calendar day is dedicated to the memory of a particular saint.

Saint Nicholas

Archbishop of Myra in Lycia

Patron of the Byzantine Catholic Church

Saint Mary

Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

Patronness of Our Parish

Ss. Cyril + Methodius

Apostles to the Slavs

Teachers of the Ruthenian People