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.
Photograph: Servant of God Papa Josif Mihali, Martyr
Photograph: Blessed Archbishop Ignatius Shoukrallah Maloyan, ICPB, Great-Martyr
Photograph: Servant of God Father Archimandrite & Exarch Fabian Abrantovich, MIC, Martyr
Photograph: Blessed Father Kamen Vitchev, AA, Martyr
Icon: Saint Nicholas the Wonder-Worker
Photograph: Blessed Bishop Theodore Romzha, Martyr
Photograph: Servant of God Father Ragheed Ganni, Martyr
Icon: Saint Mark the Evangelist
Icon: Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, Confessor
Photograph: Blessed Eparch Vasil Hopko, Martyr
Photograph: Venerable Abba Felice Maria Ghebreamlak, O.Cist.
Sketch: Blessed Abba Ghebre-Mickael, CM, Martyr
Servant of God, Father Exarch Shio Batmalashvili, Martyr
Icon: Miraculous Weeping Icon of Our Lady of Marijapovch
Icon: Saint Nilus the Younger
Photograph: Blessed Mathew Makil, Proto-Hierarch of Kottayam of the Knanaites
Icon: Saint Clement of Ohrid
Icon: Hieromonk Saint Nimatullah al-Hardini, LMO
Photograph: Venerable Hieromonk Beshara Abou-Mrad, BSO
Icon: Saint George the Dragon-Slayer
Photograph: Servant of God Eparch Juliu Cardinal Hossu, Martyr
Photograph: Servant of God Father Patapios Emilianov, Martyr
Photograph: Blessed Exarch Leonid Feodorov, Proto-Hierarch & Martyr
Icon: Saint Savas
Portrait: Blessed Bishop Pavel Gojdic, OSBM, Martyr
Photograph: Servants of God Fathers Thair Sad-alla Abd-al & Waseem Sabeeh Al-kas Butros, Martyrs
Photograph: Sister Saint Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception, FCC
Photograph: Venerable Archbishop Geevarghese Mar Ivanios, OIC, Proto--Hierarch
Photograph: Blessed Bishop Nicholas Charnetsky, CSsR, Martyr
We honor the relics of the martyrs, that we may adore Him whose martyrs they are. We honor the servants that their honor may be reflected upon their Lord who Himself says: "He that receives you receives me."
St. Jerome, Epistle 109:1, NPNF II, 6:212