Deisis (Novogorod)


This Directory component is divided into sections for each of the 24 Eastern and Oriental Catholic Churches sui iuris (including the Georgian Greek-Catholic Church, which now exists only in blessed memory) that, together with the Latin Catholic Church, constitute the Catholic Communion. Additionally, there are five sections specific to ethnic, cultural, or ritual communities of faithful which do not themselves constitute Churches sui iuris but, rather, represent distinct constituent entities within a Church sui iuris. The entries in each of those sections are cross-listed in the section devoted to its parent Church sui iuris.

Each section seeks to include all active parishes and missions of a particular Church and, in some instances (chiefly in the diaspora) also lists historical entries. To understand the purpose, nature, and scope of the latter, we recommend reading the detailed explanation of historical entries at Frequently Asked Questions.


All Albanian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Servant of God Papa Josif Mihali, Martyr

All Armenian Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Blessed Archbishop Ignatius Shoukrallah Maloyan, ICPB, Great-Martyr

All Belarusian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Servant of God Father Archimandrite & Exarch Fabian Abrantovich, MIC, Martyr

All Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Blessed Father Kamen Vitchev, AA, Martyr

All Byzantine Greek Catholic parishes and missions

Icon: Saint Nicholas the Wonder-Worker

All Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Blessed Bishop Theodore Romzha, Martyr

All Chaldean Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Servant of God Father Ragheed Ganni, Martyr

All Coptic Catholic parishes and missions

Icon: Saint Mark the Evangelist

All Croatian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Icon: Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, Confessor

All parishes and missions principally serving Czech Greek-Catholics

Photograph: Blessed Eparch Vasil Hopko, Martyr

All Eritrean Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Venerable Abba Felice Maria Ghebreamlak, O.Cist.

All Ethiopian (Ge'ez) Catholic parishes and missions

Sketch: Blessed Abba Ghebre-Mickael, CM, Martyr

All Georgian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Servant of God, Father Exarch Shio Batmalashvili, Martyr

All Hungarian (Magyar) Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Icon: Miraculous Weeping Icon of Our Lady of Marijapovch

All Italo-Graeco-Albanian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Icon: Saint Nilus the Younger

All Syro-Malabarese & Syro-Malankara Catholic parishes and missions principally serving Knanaite Catholics

Photograph: Blessed Mathew Makil, Proto-Hierarch of Kottayam of the Knanaites

All Macedonian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Icon: Saint Clement of Ohrid

All Maronite Catholic parishes and missions

Icon: Hieromonk Saint Nimatullah al-Hardini, LMO

All Melkite Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Venerable Hieromonk Beshara Abou-Mrad, BSO

All Croatian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions principally serving Montenegron Greek-Catholics

Icon: Saint George the Dragon-Slayer

All Romanian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Servant of God Eparch Juliu Cardinal Hossu, Martyr

All Russian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions principally serving Russian Catholic Old Ritualists

Photograph: Servant of God Father Patapios Emilianov, Martyr

All Russian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Blessed Exarch Leonid Feodorov, Proto-Hierarch & Martyr

All Croatian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions principally serving Serbian Greek-Catholics

Icon: Saint Savas

All Slovak Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Portrait: Blessed Bishop Pavel Gojdic, OSBM, Martyr

All Syriac Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Servants of God Fathers Thair Sad-alla Abd-al & Waseem Sabeeh Al-kas Butros, Martyrs

All Syro-Malabar Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Sister Saint Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception, FCC

All Syro-Malankara Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Venerable Archbishop Geevarghese Mar Ivanios, OIC, Proto--Hierarch

All Ukrainian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Blessed Bishop Nicholas Charnetsky, CSsR, Martyr

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Teachings of Christ

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:34-35 ESV)

Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem

O Lord and Master of my life, drive away from me the spirit of despondency, carelessness, love of power, and idle chatter. (Prostration)

Rather grant to me, Your servant, the spirit of wholeness of being, humility, patience, and love. (Prostration)

Yes, O Lord and King, grant that I may see my own faults and not condemn my brother; for You are blessed to the ages of ages. Amen. (Prostration)

Annunciation

Today is the fountainhead of our salvation, * and the revelation of an eternal mystery: * The Son of God becomes the Son of a Virgin, * and Gabriel announces the good news of grace. * Therefore, let us also cry with him to the Mother of God: * "Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you!” (Troparion, Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

To you, O Mother of God, our leader and defender, * we, your servants, delivered from calamity, offer hymns of victory and thanksgiving. * So you, who have invincible might, * set us free from every peril * that we may cry to you: * "Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!" (Kontakion, Tone 8)

Random Proverb

"Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold." (Proverbs 3:13,14 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

The soul has followed Moses and the cloud, both of these serving as guides for those who would advance in virtue; Moses here represents the commandments of the Law; and the cloud that leads the way, its spiritual meaning. The soul has been purified by crossing the Sea; it has removed from itself and destroyed the enemy army. It has tasted of the waters of Marah, that is, of life deprived of all sinful pleasure; and this at first had seemed bitter and unpleasant to the taste but offered a sensation of sweetness to those who accepted the wood. Next it enjoyed the beauty of the palm trees of the gospel and the springs; it filled itself with the living water, that is, the rock. It took within itself the bread of heaven. It overwhelmed the foreign host - a victory due to the extended arms of the Lawgiver, which thus foreshadowed the mystery of the Cross. Only then can the soul go on to the contemplation of transcendent Being.

St. Gregory of Nyssa