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#353110 - 09/16/10 07:02 PM Handbook of The Byzantine Catholic Church in Russia
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What follows is a latest Directory of the Russian Greek Catholc
Church in Russia. It is basically a translation takr from
the Church's website. It has been provided to us by a friend
who wishes to be anonymous.As you probably all know, the RGCC
includes bot Russian Catholics and Ukrainian Catholics under
the omophor of B. Joseph Werth, Latin ordinary of Novosibersk.

Edmac

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HANDBOOK OF THE BYZANTINE-CATHOLIC COMMUNITIES IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, June 2010.

Bishop Joseph Werth, sj, Ordinary for Catholics of the Byzantine rite in the Russian Federation
630099 Novosibirsk,
Gorky St., 100.
Tel: (383) 218 12 04
Fax: (383) 218 11 53
Secretary: Fr Andrei Startsev, VE
Tel: 7 381 2361 345, 7 913 661 485
e-mail: iouristartsev@ive.org
History:
Pope John Paul II appointed Bishop Werth, sj, Ordinary for the Catholics of the Byzantine rite in the Russian Federation on 20 December 2004, and the appointment was officially announced by the Apostolic Nuncio to Russia on 22 February 2005. On 7 Feb 2006, Bishop Werth organized the ordinariate into four districts, each one corresponding to one of the four Roman Catholic dioceses in Russia and having its own co-ordinator. Since 2009, the district corresponding to the diocese of Irkutsk has been dropped from the Handbook.

1. District of the Ordinariate of Byzantine-rite Catholics in the territory of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of the Mother of God in Moscow

Co-ordinator: Fr Alexander Samoilov
123557 Moscow, Malaya Georgia, 19/2, kv 21,
Tel.7 962 937 83 74.
E-mail: absamoylov@mail.ru, absamoylov@gmail,com
History:
Former co-ordinators: Archpriest Evgeny Yurchenko, SVD (2006- 4 Apr 2007)
Archpriest Andrei Udovenko (4 Apr 2007 - June 2010)

CONGREGATIONS EXIST IN THE FOLLOWING CITIES:

MOSCOW:
The parish of Holy Apostles Sts Peter and Andrew
Services: Chechulina St., 13,Moscow, 107207 (Convent of sisters of Mother Teresa).
Pastor: Archpriest Andrei Udovenko (1991 - present)
Tel. 495/467-84-71
E-mail: obshina@orc.ru
History:
The Liturgy is celebrated in the Russian Slavonic rite. This is the first Greek-Catholic community in Moscow and in European Russia in recent times. It was founded in Moscow in 1991 by Fr Udovenko under the canonical authority of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Later, it was transferred to the Latin-rite archdiocese of the Mother of God in Moscow. Now it falls under the Ordinariate of Byzantine-rite Catholics in Russia. It was officially recognized as a religious community by Moscow on 16 Mar 2000. At the Sunday Liturgy in the chapel, there are usually 30 or 40 people; and at Easter, 80.


The parish of the holy martry St. Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch
Services: Leninsky Prospect 39, kv. 42, Moscow. (temporarily)
Administrator: Fr Sergei Nikolenko (4 Apr 2007 - present)
Tel. 495/290 56 34, +7 906 0624 350
History:
The Divine Liturgy is celebrated in the Russian Slavonic rite. The parish was founded by a decree of Bishop Joseph Werth dated 7 Feb 2006. It has roughly 40 parishioners (mid 2006).
Former Parish priest: Fr Evgeny Yurchenko, SVD (7 Feb 2006 - 4 Apr 2007)
Former vicars: Fr Cyril Mironov ( - 4 Apr 2007)
Fr Sergei Nikolenko ( - 4 Apr 2007)
Fr Alexander Simchenko ( 2007 - 2008)


The parish of the Blessed Martyr Leonid, Exarch of the Russian Greek Catholic Church.
Administrator: Fr Alexander Samoilov
123557 Moscow, Malaya Georgia, 19/2, kv 21,
Tel.7 962 937 83 74.
CQ: 330770184, Skype: ihumen,
E-mail: absamoylov@mail.ru, absamoylov@gmail,com
History:
Founded at the end of May, 2010, this parish serves both rites: the Divine Liturgy is celebrated in both Old Slavonic and in Ukrainian each week.


Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Community.
Spiritual leader: Fr Valery Shkarubsky
tel: 7 905 539 8205
e-mail: balabula@voliacable.com
Spiritual leader: Fr Alexander Samoilov,


Pastoral point: "Family of St. Lazarus"
Director: Fr Sergei Nikolenko
Tel. 495/290-56-34, +7 906 0624350
E-mail: oserg@inbox.ru
History:
The community emerged out of the underground Catholic movement of the early 1980s, and was led by Fr Vladimir Nikiforov and Fr Sergei Nikolenko. Since the late 1980s, it has been concerned with offering spiritual and psychological guidance and even some financial help to those suffering from addictions to drugs or alcohol. It is run by both Byzantine and Roman Catholics under the patronage of Bishop Werth, Ordinary for Byzantine-rite Catholics in Russia.


OBNINSK, Kaluga region.
The parish of St. Clement, Pope of Rome
Administrator: Fr Alexander Samoilov
123557 Moscow, Malaya Georgia, 19/2, kv 21,
Tel.7 962 937 83 74.
E-mail: absamoylov@mail.ru, absamoylov@gmail,com
History:
The Liturgy is celebrated in the Russian Slavonic Rte. The community was founded in 2004 by Heguman Rostislav Kolupaev, and recognized as a parish on 7 Feb 2006 by Bishop Werth.
Former parish priest: Heguman Rostislav Kolupaev (2004 - 4 Apr 2007)
Fr Cyril Mironov (4 Apr 2007 - 2010)


ST PETERSBURG
The community of Saints Cyril and Methodius
Services: Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary to St Elizabeth
ul. Mineralnaya 21. Building D, St Petersburg.
Administrator: Fr Cyril Mironov (4 Apr 2007 - present)

E-mail: cyryl05@mail.ru
toussants@yandex.ru
+7 905 769 6341, 7 905 223 7997
History:
The Divine Liturgy is celebrated in the Russian Slavonic rite. The first community of laymen of the Eastern rite was the ‘Knights of the Holy Cross’ founded on 14 Sept 2001 and led by Pavel Parfentiev. It was under the patronage of St Michael the Archangel. Its first Liturgy was celebrated by Fr Sergey Golovanov from Omsk on 31 Jan 2002; and its second, on 9 June that year by Father John Soles, pastor of St Michael’s Russian Byzantine Church in New York. Afterwareds, Fr Sergey made two visits a year all the way from Siberia to celebrate the Divine Liturgy there. In August, 2005, those who did not wish to enter the community of knights formed that of Sts Cyril and Methodius and began holding a regular Liturgy in September. In November, 2005, the two communities merged. They now have about 25 members.
Former caretakers: Pavel Parfentiev,
Alexander Smirnov ( 2006)
Former administrator: Fr Evgeny Matseo, VE (Sept 2006 - 4 Apr 2007)

OTHER COMMUNITIES:

MOSCOW:
The community of St Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow.
History:
Founded in 1995 by Vladimir Belov (d 8 Mar 2004) at Apartment 461, 17 Felewski Boulevard, Moscow, the chapel could only hold up to 15 faithful. It was served by Fr Stefano Caprio, a graduate of the Russicum in Rome who was carrying out his ministry in Russia. After his Russian visa was not renewed in April 2002, the parish no longer had a regular priest. Hegumen Innokenty Pavlov, a former Russian Orthodox priest who recognizes papal leadership, but has not been officially received by the Catholic Church, has since often celebrated the Holy Liturgy there. The parish has not received official recognition in the new structure of Byzantine Catholic Church in Russia. Still, it played an important role in the revival of the church, many of whose priests have at one time or another celebrated the Liturgy there.

NISHNY NOVGOROD
The community of St Andrew
History:
Founded by Nicolai Derzhavin, it included several faithful. However, they have had no pastoral support, and there is no recent news of this community. Its members mostly attend local Russian Orthodox services.


2. District of the Ordinariate of the Byzantine-rite Catholics in the territory of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Novosibirsk
Co-ordinator: Fr Andrei Startsev, VE
Tel: 7 3812 361345, 7 913 661 485
e-mail: iouristartsev@ive.org
History;
Former co-ordinator: Fr Ivan Lega.


CONGREGATIONS:

KOPEYSK
The parish of the Holy Martyr St. Josaphat
Pastor: Archpriest Andrei Zverev
* 454025 Chelyabinsk-25,
Prokatanaya St., 22, Apt. 53.
Tel.: (351) 282 06 17, +7 912 8912817 E-mail: andrej74@rambler.ru
History:
The Liturgy is celebrated in the Russian Slavonic rite.

LANGEPAS
Parish of the Holy Trinity:
Administrator: Fr Ivan Kovba.
Tel: 7 912 934 6199, 7 922 406 0915
e-mail: ikovba@list.ru, teotokos@mail.ru


MEGION
The parish of the Three Saints
Administrator: Fr Basil Melnikovich (18 Jan 2010 - )
Tel./fax: (3466) 21 16 47
Services (temporary): Builders St 2/2, kv 65, Megion.
History:
The Divine Liturgy is celebrated in the Ukrainian rite.
Megion is in the area where oil was discovered in 1961 and it attracted many workers from different areas, including many western Ukrainians. In 2001, a Ukrainian Catholic priest, Fr Vasily Potochnyak, visited his sister who lived in the city and met many other Ukrainian Catholics there, who had no spiritual assistance. On 30 April, he celebrated the first Byzantine Catholic Easter Divine Liturgy in the city, and over a hundred people turned up from Megion and the neighbouring cities, Nisnnevarstovsk, Surgut, Raduzhny. When he left, Fr Visily promised not to forget the needs of the people of Megion, and he returned a few months later with a young pirest, Fr Ivan Lega. Fr Lega began his ministry among them but later moved to Nishnevartovsk. At first, services at Megion were celebrated in the apartment of one of the parishioners, but later an apartment was rented to serve as a chapel. In 2006, a Slovakian priest, Fr Matos Marcin, came to work in the parish, but because of difficulties over his visa, he had to leave a year later. Afterwards, Frs Ivan Kovba and Peter Pavlishin served the community from neighbouring cities. Now they have a resident pastor, Fr Basil, and are attempting to build their own church. The community has about fifty faithful, almost all from the Lvov region of Ukraine. .
Former administrators: Fr Ivan Lega
Fr Ivan Kovba, (2006-7)
Fr Peter Pavlishin (2008-10)

NIZHNEVARTOVSK
The parish of St. Nicholas
Administrator: Fr. Peter Pavlyshin (2008 - )
Pervomaiskaya St, 83,
Nizhnevartovsk, Tyumen Region,
Khanty-Ugra, 628601.
E-mail: petro,pavlyshin@gmail.com
Tel / Fax: (3466) 21 16 27, +7 912 534 2858, +7 909 042 4952
Skype: petro_pavlyshyn
History:
The Divine Liturgy is celebrated in the Ukrainian rite.
Like Megion, Nisnevartovsk is in the oil-producing region of Russia and has attracted many Ukrainian immigrants. Ukrainian Byzantine Catholics from Niznevartovsk were among those who attended the Easter Liturgy celebrated in Megion by Fr Vasily Potochnyak on 30 Apr 2001. Soon afterwards, Fr Ivan Lega moved to Nishnevartovsk and started creating a community. Services took place in the homes and offices of the faithful until a chapel was set up in the house where the priest lived. The Greek-Catholic parish was officially established by Bishop Werth in 2002, and after repeated attempts was finally registered with the state as a Roman-Catholic community in 2007. Land was allocated for the construction of a church. Bishop Werth, Odinary for Byzantine Catholics in the Russian Federation, made a pastoral visit to the community at Easter 2005. The parish is growing. At Easter service in 2009, there were about one hundred people; at Easter, 2010, there were two hundred. This parish constructed a new chapel, which was consecrated by Bp Werth on 2 May 2010, but plans are still being made to build a church. BM_2_
Former pastor: Fr Ivan Lega.
Fr Matus Marcin (2006-7)


NOVOKUZNETSK
The parish of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin
Church of St John Chrysostom
Scouts St. 3, Ordzhonikidze District, Novokuznetsk.
Pastor: Archpriest Alexei Barannikov
* 654018 Kemerovo region,
Novokuznetsk, P O Box 7406
Tel. (3843) 770 461, +7 923 630 8566,
E-mail: al-ba@list.ru
History:
The liturgy is celebrated in the Ukrainian rite.
On 14 October 2007, the Most Rev. Bishop Stepan (Meniok), exarch of Donetsk and Kharkiv in Ukraine, along with Most Rev. Bishop Joseph Werth, Ordinary for Catholics of the Byzantine rite in the Russian Federation, consecrated a new Byzantine church in Novokuznetsk, perhaps the first ever constructed in Russia. Among those who took part in the ceremony were Monsignor Ante Jozycz, first secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Russia, Fr. Alesey Barannikov, pastor and constructor of the church, about 20 priests of the Byzantine and Latin rites, representatives of the local government, and numerous faithful. This is one of the officially registered parishes in Russia.

NOVOSIBIRSK
The parish of the holy martyrs Blessed Olympia and Laurentia
Chapel: Gorky St. 100, Novosibirsk.
Pastor: Fr Michael Desjardins, sj
Tel / Fax: 383 279 20 13
History:
The Divine Liturgy is celebrated in the Russian Slavonic rite. The Byzantine Chapel is located in the basement of the Latin-rite cathedral of the Transfiguration.
Former pastor: Fr Sergey Golovanov


OMSK
Parish of the Protection of the Holy Virgin
23rd Liniya St., house 36.
Pastor: Fr Andrei Startsev, VE (2006 - present)
+7 913 6614857,
E-mail: iouristartsev@ive.org
Vicar: Fr Teodor (Andrei) Matsapula, VE (2008 -present).
+7 913 6628740
E-mail: teodoromatsapula@ive.org
History:
The Divine Liturgy is celebrated in the Ukrainian rite.
Ukrainian Byzantine Catholics were first exiled to Omsk in 1947, and first emerged from the underground in 1989. Ukrainian priest Fr Joseph Svidnitsky, who ministered in Siberia from 1992, founded this parish in 1995 for Ukrainian Catholics, and the liturgy was first celebrated in the local Roman Catholic church. A visit to the parish from Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Bishop Julian Gbur in 1998 gave moral support to the need for Byzantine Catholics to acquire their own church. That year, Bp Joseph Werth appealed to the German Bishops’ Conference Renovabis for funds to buy a building. An abandoned former mosque in bad condition was purchased, and reconstructed with the help of Catholic charities Renovabis, Kirche in Not and the CNEWA. The first liturgy was celebrated on 14 Oct 1998. On 30 June 1999, it became one of the officially registered parishes in Russia.
Former pastor: Fr Sergey Golovanov.


PROKOPYEVSK
Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Okhotsk St 81a, Prokopyevsk, Kemerovo Region.
Pastor: Fr Vitaly Oleschuk
Tel/fax: 3846 69 91 03
Vicar: Fr Bogdan Geletei
History:
The Divine Liturgy is celebrated in the Ukrainian rite. Every Sunday, over 100 people come to the Liturgy (Bp Werth, 29 Feb 2006).
This is the senior parish in the modern revival of the Byzantine Catholic Church in Russia. The mass deportation of clergy and faithful to Siberia brought many Byzantine Catholics to Prokopievsk in the 1940s. From 1947 to 1960, Fr Ivan Naberezhny undertook pastoral work among them. At the end of the 1950s, a Ukrainian Greek-Catholic priest, Father Vassily Rudko, C.Ss.R, arrived in Prokopyevsk and began an underground ministry among Greek-Catholics. In 1984, he was joined by a young colleague, Fr Jaroslav Spodar, C.Ss.R, who, while working in the mines, was able to minister to believers here and to visit those in the cities of the surrounding Kuzbass region. In 1990, Byzantine Catholic priests Frs. Victor Danilov from Grodno and Marian Sergey Gaek also arrived.
This parish was established in 1974 and, after several unsuccessful attempts, was finally officially registered in 1991. Byzantine services are held in the local Roman Catholic Church. There is a monastery of Redemptorist priests of the Byzantine rite from the L’viv province in Ukraine. A community of nuns from Ukraine was established in 2003, and still serves the parish. The parish has 380 people on its lists, about half of whom are active. In addition, there are another 70 in the other towns and villages served from Prokopievsk, of whom 30 take part regularly in prayers.

Frs Alexey Barannikov and Andrey Zverev, who now serve Byzantine Catholic parishes in the region, both came from this parish.
On 1 August 2007, a large new parish building for the Byzantine Catholic Community in Prokopyevsk was blessed by Bishop Joseph Werth, Ordinary for Greek Catholics in Russia. It will be used for meetings and for the catechesis of adults, youth and children.
Former pastor: Fr Dmitry Novosad, C.Ss.R. (Seriously injured in a car accident and returned to Ukraine)
Former Vicar: Fr .Nikolay Turkot, C.Ss.R.
Former Vicar: Fr Ruslan Pih, C.Ss.R.

The following communities have been served by priests from Prokopievsk:

PROKOPIEVSK: Yasna Polyana District, Coke St 7, 8

PROKOPIEVSK: Dzerzhynka dsitrict, Khibiny St 90.

TERENTEVSKOE
Terentevskoe, Prokopevsky reg, Kemerovskayaoblast
Oktyabrakaya St 15
Caretaker: Gonchar, Stefania Maksimovna

YASNAYA POLYANA
State Farm Yasnaya Polyana, Prokopevsky reg, Kemerovskayaoblast,
Vesennyaya St., 1 - 1
Caretaker: Medik, Anna Alekseevna

MAYSKY
e. Maysky, Prokopevsky reg, Kemerovskayaoblast
Druzhbi St., 6
Caretaker: Pavdun, Teklya Vasilievna

BEREZOVSKY
Kemerovo region, Lenina 58-103.


RADUZHNY
Parish of the Archangel Michael
Services (temporary): Café ‘Pearl’ md 4, Raduzhny, Tyumen Region, Khanty-Ugra, 628462.
Administrator: Fr Peter Pavlyshin (1908- present )
Tel / Fax: (3466) 21 16 27, +7 912 534 2858, +7 909 042 4952
E-mail: petro.pavlyshin@gmail.com
Former administrator: Fr Ivan Lega.


SARGATSKOE
The parish of Sts Cyril and Methodius
Pastor: Fr Andrei Startsev, VE (2006 - present)
Proletarskaya St., 14, Sargatskoe, Omskayaoblast, 646400
tel / Fax: (38178) 214 59 +7 913 6614857
E-mail: iouristartsev@ive.org
* 646400 Sargatskoe, Omsk region.,
2 Industrial Blvd, Apt. 1
History:
The Divine Liturgy is celebrated in the Russian Slavonic rite. The Byzantine-rite parish was founded by Fr Sergey Golovanov and established in 1997 by a decree of the local Latin-rite bishop, Joseph Werth. It is composed of Russian faithful and is one of the officially registered parishes in Russia.
Former parish priest: Fr Sergey Golovanov (1997- Dec 2005)

SURGUT
The parish of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary.
Pastor: Fr Ivan Kovba
628 417 Surgut, Tyumen region
Lenin St, 38, Apt. 299
Tel.: 8 (3462) 35 35 99
+7 912 934 6199, +7 922 406 0915
E-Mail: ikovba@list.ru
teotokos@mail.ru
History:
The Liturgy is celebrated in the Ukrainian rite.
The parish was founded in August 2004 by a decree from Bp Werth, Bishop of Novosibirsk. Since 1998, Ukrainian Greek Catholics had been meeting together of celebrate Christian holy days. Such celebrations were held in apartments or rented houses and officiated by invited priests from Ukraine. The parishioners wrote to Bp Werth asking for the parish to be established and he accepted. Worship is held in the premises of the Ukrainian Society. Documents are currently being prepared seeking state registration of the community.


TOMSK
The parish of St Vladimir the Great
Holy Liturgy: Sundays at 2 pm.
Services: Mother Teresa Shelter, Bakunin St. 7, Tomsk (opposite Roman Catholic church)
Pastor: Fr Ivan Lega,
Tel. (3822) 653 039
Mob +7 913 119 2211
E-mail: bisantini@yahoo.com
jlega@mail.ru
Skype: ioannlega
History:
The Divine Liturgy is celebrated in the Ukrainian rite. Services are held in the Roman Catholic parish of the Protection of the Holy Virgin. The priest, who visited once a month, was assisted in his pastoral work by Byzantine-Catholic nuns. The parishioners wrote to Bp Werth, Ordinary for Byzantine Catholics in Russia, asking for a resident priest.
Former pastor: Archpriest Aleksey Barannikov


CHELYABINSK
Church of the blessed Martyr Leonid, Exarch of the Russian Byzantine Catholic Church,
Services: Blast St 26 (District CMW)
Protector: Archpriest Andrey Zverev
Tel.: (351) 282 06 17, +7 912 8912817
E-mail: andrej74@rambler.ru
History
The Divine Liturgy is celebrated in the Ukrainian rite. Since 2002, the Greek-Catholic community in Chelyabinsk has their chapel in a house which formerly held the Roman Catholic chapel in the city.



3. District of the Ordinariate of Byzantine-rite Catholics corresponding to the territory of the Roman Catholic diocese of St. Clement in Saratov.
Coordinator: Fr Alexander Samoilov
123557 Moscow, Georgian ul Malaya, 19/2, kv 22,
+7 916 0671658, + 7 926 0163048
+7 927 2945516, + 7 962 9350171ICQ: 330770184, Skype: ihumen,
E-mail: absamoylov@mail.ru
absamoylov@gmail.com
History:
The Divine Liturgy is celebrated in the Ukrainian rite.


FEMALE RELIGIOUS CONGREGATIONS
Congregation of Sisters of St Joseph, spouse of the Virgin Mary
653039 Prokopevsk, Kemerovskayaoblast
Institutskaya St., 88 a-57
tel. (38466) 9-90-80
+7 913 3116884,
E-mail: mailto:ieromon@rambler.ru
Sister Tatiana Bozsik (superior)
tel: +7 913 3116884,
E-mail: s.josyfitky@rambler.ru
Sister Yaroslava Gasy
tel: 77913 421 9554
History:
This is a community of Greek-Catholic nuns from Ukraine.

Congregation of Servants of Our Lord and of the Virgin of Matara
Omsk.
Gusarova St., 1913, Apt.14,
tel: (3812) 251 531
Maria Prokov +7 960 9953419,
E-mail: m.pokrov@servidoras.org
Maria Orans
Maria Christ
History:
This is a community of Greek-Catholic nuns from Argentina.

* For correspondence

RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY SEEKING ECCLESIASTICAL APPROVAL
The Community of Sisters of St Nil Sorsky
Founded in Moscow by Greek-Catholic priest Hegumen Martiry Bagin, this community includes both sisters leading a monastic life and several novices. Its ministry involves ecumenical work and the development of the spiritual lives of lay people and families. Operating with the permission of Bishop Joseph Werth, Ordinary for Byzantine Catholics in Russia, it is seeking canonical status as a monastic community


Sources:
http://www.rkcvo.ru/structure/70.htm
http://www.rkcvo.ru/historyrus/21.htm
http://hierarchy.religare.ru/h-uniate-rgkcprihod.html
http://www.ugcc-in-russia.narod.ru/churchs/list.htm
http://vselenstvo.narod.ru/
http://vselenskiy.narod.ru/prih.htm
http://stmichaelruscath.org/outbound/parishes/russia.php

With special thanks to Fr Sergey (Golovanov), to Fr Sergey (Nikolenko) and to Fr Cyril (Mironov) for their input and for replying to many questions, and to Ed MacDonald for proof-reading the manuscript..

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#353139 - 09/17/10 01:32 PM Re: Handbook of The Byzantine Catholic Church in Russia [Re: Edmac]
Irish Melkite Offline
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Ed,

Thank you very much and many thanks to your anonymous friend.

Many years,

Neil
_________________________
"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."

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#353145 - 09/17/10 03:15 PM Re: Handbook of The Byzantine Catholic Church in Russia [Re: Edmac]
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Posts: 1272
Loc: Drought stricken California
Thank you so much for providing this!


I had been very curious to know how many current Russian Greek Catholic communities existed in Russia itself. I am very happy to see that the work and vision of Blessed Leonid Feodorov continues.

Quote:
NOVOKUZNETSK
The parish of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin
Church of St John Chrysostom
Scouts St. 3, Ordzhonikidze District, Novokuznetsk.
Pastor: Archpriest Alexei Barannikov
* 654018 Kemerovo region,
Novokuznetsk, P O Box 7406
Tel. (3843) 770 461, +7 923 630 8566,
E-mail: al-ba@list.ru
History:
The liturgy is celebrated in the Ukrainian rite.
On 14 October 2007, the Most Rev. Bishop Stepan (Meniok), exarch of Donetsk and Kharkiv in Ukraine, along with Most Rev. Bishop Joseph Werth, Ordinary for Catholics of the Byzantine rite in the Russian Federation, consecrated a new Byzantine church in Novokuznetsk, perhaps the first ever constructed in Russia. Among those who took part in the ceremony were Monsignor Ante Jozycz, first secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Russia, Fr. Alesey Barannikov, pastor and constructor of the church, about 20 priests of the Byzantine and Latin rites, representatives of the local government, and numerous faithful. This is one of the officially registered parishes in Russia.


Here is a video about that community: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfvDINshKHw

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#353171 - 09/18/10 12:59 AM Re: Handbook of The Byzantine Catholic Church in Russia [Re: griego catolico]
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Shlomo Aho,

Originally Posted By: griego catolico
Thank you so much for providing this!


I had been very curious to know how many current Russian Greek Catholic communities existed in Russia itself. I am very happy to see that the work and vision of Blessed Leonid Feodorov continues.


I agree with your statement above. What I wish is that an Exarch at least be appointed for the Russian Byzantine Faithful. That would fulfill Blessed EXARCH Leonid Feodorov's true vision. As I hope the same for your people of Greece.

Fush BaShlomo,
Yuhannon

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