Eastern Catholic sites
Provides information about all the Eastern Christian Churches with more information about the Faith (including downloadable resources), “News of the Christian East” and upgraded message boards.
Complete music, resources and background on the liturgy and chant of our church, and of the Byzantine Christian Rite.
The head of the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh, USA, under our Metropolitan Archbishop William
The Eparchy of our church in the mid west
The site of our shepherd Bishop Kurt
Our Eparchy’s monthly newspaper
Our Archeparchy’s resource for Liturgical books, religious books and many religious items.
Our sister parish in Bethlehem, PA
from the Byzantine Catholic Seminary
The Carpatho-Rusyn Society (C-RS) is an American nonprofit organization promoting Rusyn culture in the United States, as well as in the traditional homeland in east Central Europe. Established in 1994 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, C-RS has over 1,250 members worldwide. Maryann Sivak is a founding member and the current president. The group’s flagship publication is The New Rusyn Times.
General Catholic sites
The largest Catholic Community on the Web. Here you can join over 400,000 members from around the world discussing all things Catholic.
Mass Times Search Mass Times to find Catholic worship times, mapped locations, and parish contact information. The Mass Times database/directory contains information
The website of the Vatican
The voice of the Pope and the Church in dialogue with the World
Publications and Media:
Historic Audio Recordings from the Metropolitan Cantor Institute on soundcloud.com
The Puppet and Story Works Exciting shows for churches, senior centers & retirement communities, schools, community events, camps and retreats in the Mid-Atlantic regions.
ECPublications is a book publishing company located in Fairfax, Virginia, USA that specializes in producing and distributing books dealing with the Eastern Christian Churches, both Catholic and Orthodox.
Serving the Eastern Orthodox/ Catholic Churches & Laity with Liturgical & Religious Gift items for their needs. Finding better ways to offer a more economical line of items, along with maintaining the best quality possible.
Bibles and books
Blue Letter Bible Searchable Bible database with links to Strong’s Concordance as well as Greek and Hebrew texts, standard versions/translations, related commentaries, hymns and maps.
(Also known as the RSV-CE) is an English-language adaptation of the Revised Standard Version (RSV) of the Bible for use by Catholics. It is widely used by conservative Catholic scholars and theologians, and is accepted as one of the most accurate and literary Bible translations suitable for Catholic use.
Released on March 9, 2011, the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) is the culmination of nearly 20 years of work by a group of nearly 100 scholars and theologians, including bishops, revisers and editors. It includes a newly revised translation of the entire Old Testament (including the Book of Psalms) along with the 1986 edition of the New Testament.
The Orthodox Study Bible
Orthodox Christianity is the face of ancient Christianity to the modern world. In this first-of-its-kind study Bible, the Bible is presented with commentary from the ancient Christian perspective that speaks to those Christians who seek a deeper experience of the roots of their faith. Includes Old Testament newly translated from the Greek text of the Septuagint, including the Deuterocanon New Testament from the New King James Version.
Msgr. Ronald Knox’s translation of the Latin Vulgate into elegant, timeless English, which is both sacral and reverent, is one of the greatest treasures of the 20th century Church.
Saint Michael’s is making new copies of the pew book available for anyone to have as their own for use at home or during services.
Having your own book to mark and put in Post-it flags, bookmarks or prayer cards could help in following along during the Liturgies. (Donations will be accepted but not required.)
Spiritual reflections on the readings from Genesis during the Great Fast.
Pray the Rosary by Rev. J. M. Lelen is ideal for praying Rosary Novenas, Family Rosaries, and the Five First Saturdays. Pray the Rosary is also perfectly suited for Private Recitation during quiet, personal prayer-time. Available individually,
A PDF 40-page booklet containing text and music (multiple melodies, in some cases) for the Divine Liturgy in Church Slavonic, with English rubrics, following the format of The Divine Liturgies of our holy fathers John Chrysostom and Basil the Great(2007).
Another format of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrystostom in Slavonic published by Patronage Church.
Traditional Spiritual Songs and Hymns of the Divine Liturgy In English and Slavonic MCI 2007
New Smartphone Apps:
Eastern Christian Publications has completed development of a smartphone app that is now available for FREE download in the Apple Store for all iOSdevices, and will soon be available for Android, Kindle, Blackberry and Windows phones. The name of the app is “ECPubs” — just search for this in the Apple Store and install.
It provides several unique features for Eastern Christians:
- Saint of the Day — Icons and Troparia with one touch
- Java with Jesus — daily reflection from a book of the same title
- The Hours — the same Hours provided by email, changed each day
- Daily Vespers — the Propers, Reader Service and Clergy version with all changeable parts
- Sunday Bulletin — icon and text commentary for the week
- Theosis Magazine — the ezine version of our monthly magazine
- Book of the Month — a short description of a book from our catalog
- Intro to Prayer — an explanation of the Byzantine Daily Office
- Websites — links to all of our websites
The Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma (Ohio) recently released a smartphone app for iOS and Android that includes:
- daily epistle and Gospel readings according to the Byzantine lectionary used in our church
- a short biography of the daily saint(s) on our calendar, together with their troparion and kontakion
- news, video, and other resources
Quite a few folks have asked for such a resource, tried it out and highly recommend it. To get the app:
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Comments or questions are welcome.