The Byzantine Forum
Newest Members
The Cub, P H, Hardrada, DMP, Kyrie Eleison
5601 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (1 invisible), 66 guests, and 428 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Latest Photos
Church of the Holy Trinity (UGCC) - Brazil
Papal Audience 10 November 2017
Upgraded Russian icon corner
Russian Greek Catholic Global Congress
OL EuroEast II (2007) Group
Forum Statistics
Forums26
Topics34,725
Posts411,828
Members5,601
Most Online2,716
Jun 7th, 2012
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Interesting Article on the Ruthenian Church in its homeland #419160
04/08/19 01:00 AM
04/08/19 01:00 AM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 396
Texas USA
J
JimG Offline OP
Member
JimG  Offline OP
Member
J

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 396
Texas USA
This article was recently published in the National Catholic Register. It provides an interesting update on the Ruthenian Church in its homeland. That we should be so blessed with a revival of spirit as they are.

Ruthenian Renaissance http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/ruthenian-renaissance

Re: Interesting Article on the Ruthenian Church in its homeland [Re: JimG] #419172
04/11/19 11:55 PM
04/11/19 11:55 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 545
Peabody, MA
U
Utroque Offline
Member
Utroque  Offline
Member
U

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 545
Peabody, MA
I did find this a very interesting article, and inspiring story of faith unafraid. But, would someone please tell me why the Ruthenian and UG Catholics can't be a united sui iuris church in this country? I'm a non ethnic transplant from the OCA, so perhaps I just don't understand.

Re: Interesting Article on the Ruthenian Church in its homeland [Re: JimG] #419193
04/23/19 01:39 AM
04/23/19 01:39 AM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,004
Las Vegas
dochawk Offline
Member
dochawk  Offline
Member

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,004
Las Vegas
That's a, "Why on earth would we do that kind of thing . . . given the size differences, the Ruthenians would quickly become a rounding error.

Re: Interesting Article on the Ruthenian Church in its homeland [Re: JimG] #419195
04/23/19 03:19 AM
04/23/19 03:19 AM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,680
Scottsdale, AZ
Deacon John Montalvo Offline
Moderator
Deacon John Montalvo  Offline
Moderator
Member

Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,680
Scottsdale, AZ
Fr Christopher Zugger is cited as saying that there are over 300,000 Ruthenian Catholics in the US. I’m not sure of his source, but the 2017 Annuario Pontificio listed the number as 80,795. Those numbers are self reported by the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh and the 3 suffragan eparchies of Passaic, Parma, and Phoenix.

Re: Interesting Article on the Ruthenian Church in its homeland [Re: dochawk] #419196
04/23/19 02:37 PM
04/23/19 02:37 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 545
Peabody, MA
U
Utroque Offline
Member
Utroque  Offline
Member
U

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 545
Peabody, MA
Originally Posted by dochawk
That's a, "Why on earth would we do that kind of thing . . . given the size differences, the Ruthenians would quickly become a rounding error.


Sounds like all the more reason for a team-approach. smile "Ecce quam bonum..."

Re: Interesting Article on the Ruthenian Church in its homeland [Re: Deacon John Montalvo] #419199
04/25/19 05:28 PM
04/25/19 05:28 PM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 6,450
Virginia!
Administrator Offline

John
Administrator  Offline

John
Member

Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 6,450
Virginia!
Originally Posted by Deacon John Montalvo
Fr Christopher Zugger is cited as saying that there are over 300,000 Ruthenian Catholics in the US. I’m not sure of his source, but the 2017 Annuario Pontificio listed the number as 80,795. Those numbers are self reported by the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh and the 3 suffragan eparchies of Passaic, Parma, and Phoenix.

I think the "300,000" figure was total immigration of Greek Catholics from the Ruthenian eparchies in Europe. The number of practicing Ruthenian Byzantine Catholics in the United States is probably close to 35,000 today.

The numbers from Catholic-Hierarchy.org are as follows:

Eparchy------Population---Parishes
Pittsburgh---57,407-------74
Passaic------11,828-------84
Parma---------9,084-------30
Phoenix-------2,706-------19
--------------------------------
Totals---------81,025-----207

That equates to an average of 391 souls / parish.


Moderated by  Father Anthony 

The Byzantine Forum provides message boards for discussions focusing on Eastern Christianity (though discussions of other topics are welcome). The views expressed herein are those of the participants and may or may not reflect the teachings of the Byzantine Catholic or any other Church. The Byzantine Forum and the www.byzcath.org site exist to help build up the Church but are unofficial, have no connection with any Church entity, and should not be looked to as a source for official information for any Church. All posts become property of byzcath.org. Contents copyright - 1996-2019 (Forum 1998-2019). All rights reserved.
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1
(Release build 20190129)
PHP: 7.1.32 Page Time: 0.019s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 2.5549 MB (Peak: 2.6498 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2019-09-18 07:10:18 UTC