By Church Type

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.


Albanian Greek-Catholic Church

Albanian Greek-Catholic Church

All Albanian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Servant of God Papa Josif Mihali, Martyr

Armenian Catholic Church

Armenian Catholic Church

All Armenian Catholic parishes and missions

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

Belarusian Greek-Catholic Church

Belarusian Greek-Catholic Church

All Belarusian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

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

Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church

Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church

All Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Blessed Father Kamen Vitchev, AA, Martyr

Byzantine Greek Catholic Church

Byzantine Greek Catholic Church

All Byzantine Greek Catholic parishes and missions

Icon: Saint Nicholas the Wonder-Worker

Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Church

Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Church

All Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Blessed Bishop Theodore Romzha, Martyr

Chaldean Catholic Church

Chaldean Catholic Church

All Chaldean Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Servant of God Father Ragheed Ganni, Martyr

Coptic Catholic Church

Coptic Catholic Church

All Coptic Catholic parishes and missions

Icon: Saint Mark the Evangelist

Croatian Greek-Catholic Church

Croatian Greek-Catholic Church

All Croatian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Icon: Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, Confessor

Czech Greek-Catholics

Czech Greek-Catholics

All parishes and missions principally serving Czech Greek-Catholics

Photograph: Blessed Eparch Vasil Hopko, Martyr

Eritrean Catholic Church

Eritrean Catholic Church

All Eritrean Catholic parishes and missions

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

Ethiopian (Ge'ez) Catholic Church

Ethiopian (Ge'ez) Catholic Church

All Ethiopian (Ge'ez) Catholic parishes and missions

Sketch: Blessed Abba Ghebre-Mickael, CM, Martyr

Georgian Greek-Catholic Church

Georgian Greek-Catholic Church

All Georgian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Servant of God, Father Exarch Shio Batmalashvili, Martyr

Hungarian (Magyar) Greek-Catholic Church

Hungarian (Magyar) Greek-Catholic Church

All Hungarian (Magyar) Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Icon: Miraculous Weeping Icon of Our Lady of Marijapovch

Italo-Graeco-Albanian Byzantine Catholic Church

Italo-Graeco-Albanian Byzantine Catholic Church

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

Icon: Saint Nilus the Younger

Knanaite Catholics

Knanaite Catholics

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

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

Macedonian Greek-Catholic Church

Macedonian Greek-Catholic Church

All Macedonian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Icon: Saint Clement of Ohrid

Maronite Catholic Church

Maronite Catholic Church

All Maronite Catholic parishes and missions

Icon: Hieromonk Saint Nimatullah al-Hardini, LMO

Melkite Greek-Catholic Church

Melkite Greek-Catholic Church

All Melkite Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Venerable Hieromonk Beshara Abou-Mrad, BSO

Montenegron Greek-Catholics

Montenegron Greek-Catholics

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

Icon: Saint George the Dragon-Slayer

Romanian Greek-Catholic Church in Union with Rome

Romanian Greek-Catholic Church in Union with Rome

All Romanian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Servant of God Eparch Juliu Cardinal Hossu, Martyr

Russian Catholic Old Ritualists

Russian Catholic Old Ritualists

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

Photograph: Servant of God Father Patapios Emilianov, Martyr

Russian Greek-Catholic Church

Russian Greek-Catholic Church

All Russian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

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

Serbian Greek-Catholics

Serbian Greek-Catholics

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

Icon: Saint Savas

Slovak Greek-Catholic Church

Slovak Greek-Catholic Church

All Slovak Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Portrait: Blessed Bishop Pavel Gojdic, OSBM, Martyr

Syriac Catholic Church

Syriac Catholic Church

All Syriac Catholic parishes and missions

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

Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

All Syro-Malabar Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Sister Saint Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception, FCC

Syro-Malankara Catholic Church

Syro-Malankara Catholic Church

All Syro-Malankara Catholic parishes and missions

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

Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church

Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church

All Ukrainian Greek-Catholic parishes and missions

Photograph: Blessed Bishop Nicholas Charnetsky, CSsR, Martyr

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St John the Baptist Uhro-Rusyn Greek-Catholic (Ruthenian) Church
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Teachings of Christ

“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:31-32 ESV)

Exaltation of the Cross

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; * grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect Your commonwealth by Your Cross. (Troparion - Tone 1)

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

Willingly lifted up on the Cross, O Christ God, * bestow Your compassions upon the new commonwealth that bears Your name. * By your power grant joy to Your Church, * granting her victory over her enemies. * May she have your Cross as the weapon of peace * and the invincible ensign of victory. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 14th.

Random Proverb

"Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest." (Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

If you want, or rather intend, to take a splinter out of another person, then do not hack at it with a stick instead of a lancet, for you will only drive it in deeper. And this is a stick – rude speech and rough gestures. And this is a lancet – tempered instruction and patient reprimand. “Reprove,” says the Apostle, “rebuke, exhort,” but he did not say “beat” (2 Timothy 4:2). And if even this is required, do it rarely, and not with your own hand.

St. John Climacus, “The Ladder of Divine Ascent", Step 8, On Freedom From Anger and On Meekness