St. John of the Desert Melkite Church"You cannot pray at home as at church, where there is a great multitude, where exclamations are cried out to God as from one great heart, and where there is something more: the union of minds, the accord of souls, the bond of charity, the prayers of the priests. (Saint John Chrysostom, De incomprehensibili 3, 6: PG 48, 725)


Byzantine Catholic parishes tend to be fairly small – usually somewhere between 100 - 1,000 people. One advantage of smaller parishes is that everyone generally knows everyone else. If you’re a parishioner and you miss a Sunday no one will probably say anything. But if you miss two Sundays in a row it is highly likely that your phone will start ringing with calls from other parishioners asking if you’re OK.

The following links to parish web pages are organized first by Particular Church, then by geographical location. Byzantine Catholic (Greek Catholic) parishes in North America are organized by eparchies (dioceses) based upon the original ethnicity of the immigrants that brought Byzantine Catholicism to North America: Ruthenian (originally from central Europe), Belarusian, Italo-Greek, Melkite (from the Middle East), Romanian, Russian, and Ukrainian.  Several Eastern Catholic parishes that are non-Byzantine are also included here (Maronite, Ge’ez and Chaldean). Some of the pages may be unofficial.

Help us keep this page updated! If you find an expired link or know of a parish web site that should be listed here, please tell us!

The photo shows the candle stand and a portion of the icon screen at Saint John of the Desert Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Phoeniz, Arizona.


Byzantine: | Ruthenian | Belarusian | Italo-Greek | Melkite | Romanian | Russian | Ukrainian

Other Eastern Catholic: | Maronite | Ge'ez | Chaldean |


Byzantine-Ruthenian Parishes with Home Pages:

All parishes listed (with one noted exception) are presumed 'active' because each is listed on the website of its respective eparchy; however, some are merged with other parishes and not pastorally served on a regular basis (e.g., Divine Liturgy may not be regularly served there). This is particularly likely for any parish whose link is labeled as for contact info. We recommend that you inquire as to the current schedule of any parish that you plan to visit.   

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Indiana

Iowa

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New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma City: Byzantine Catholic Mission
  • Tulsa: Fellowship of St. Athanasius

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Texas

South Carolina

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia


Belarusian Parishes with Home Pages

United Kingdom

  • London: Belarisian Greek Catholic Mision (Link Expired)

 

Italo-Greek Catholic Parishes with Home Pages

Nevada

New York

 


Melkite Greek Catholic Parishes with Home Pages

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British Columbia

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Georgia

Nebraska

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Ontario

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South Carolina

  • Charleston: Melkite Greek Catholic Community

Virginia

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Byzantine-Romanian Parishes with Home Pages

United States

Illinois

Massachusetts

  • Wakefield: St. Joseph Byzantine Romanian Catholic Mission

Michigan

  • Dearborn: St. Mary Byzantine Romanian Catholic Church

Ohio

 

Canada

Ontario

 


Byzantine-Russian Parishes with Home Pages

California

Colorado

New York


Byzantine-Ukrainian Parishes with Home Pages

United States

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Colorado

Connecticut

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Maryland

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Nebraska

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Ohio

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Tenessee

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Virginia

Wisconsin

Washington, DC

 

Canada

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Quebec

Saskatchewan

  • Ituna: Sacred Heart Ukrainian Cathoilc Church
  • Mission Parishes

 

Ireland

 

United Kingdom


Maronite Catholic Parishes with Home Pages

California

Florida

Illinois

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Texas

Virginia


Ge'ez Catholic Parishes with Home Pages

Ethiopian and Eritrean Catholics trace their religious heritage back to Apostolic times (Acts 8:26-40). In the fourth century, Saint Frumentius brought Christianity in the ancient Alexandrian Tradition of Saint Mark into the Axumite Kingdom. It was translated into Ge'ez the language of the Axumite kingdom of that time.

Washington, DC


Chaldean Catholic Parishes with Home Pages

California

  • El Cajon: St. Michael Chaldean Catholic Church
  • El Cajon: St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral

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Help us keep this page updated! If you find an expired link or know of a parish web site that should be listed here, please tell us!

Thanks to Mr. Charlie Bounds for providing us with numerous updates in January 2016.


Christ is Risen!

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and to those in the tombs bestowing life! (Troparion)

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

Although You descended into the tomb, O Immortal One, * You destroyed the power of Hades; * You arose as the victor, O Christ God, * proclaiming to the myrrh-bearing women: “Rejoice!” * And granting peace to Your Apostles, * O, You, Who gives resurrection to the fallen. (Kontakion)

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)

Entry into Jerusalem

As we were buried with You through Baptism, O Christ our God, * we were made worthy of immortal life by Your Resurrection, * and we praise You in song, crying out: * “Hosanna in the highest! * Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord.” (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.

As you were carried upon a throne in heaven and upon a colt on earth, * O Christ God, you accepted the praise of angels and the songs of children who cry out to You: * “Blessed are You Who has come to to call back Adam!” (Kontakion, Tone 6)

Random Proverb

"The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin." (Proverbs 10:10 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