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Byzantine Catholic and other Eastern Catholic Churches

St. John the Baptist Cathedral, PittsburghByzantine Catholics (also known as "Greek Catholics") are canonically organized into eparchies (dioceses) and exarchates (mission dioceses). Historically, such jurisdictions had been defined geographically and this is still the norm and the goal. However, as Eastern Catholics emigrated to the Americas from the countries of their spiritual and cultural ancestors, it became apparent that there was a pastoral need for such jurisdictions to be established along ethnic lines.

Ethnically and culturally-based jurisdictions still exist today. This is true even though many parishes are now comprised of people who, culturally, identify firstly as American or Canadian and ethnicity factors far less in parish life then it did a generation or two ago. Such changes have come about through assimilation, intermarriage, integration into parishes of Catholics from the Latin Church, and conversions. However, there remain a sizable number of parishes where historic ethnicity continues to be a significant factor in parish life. Perhaps, someday, Byzantine Catholics will merge into a single ecclesial entity to proclaim the Gospel to peoples of all ethnicities.

Currently, though, geographic boundaries still overlap among the five Byzantine Churches which have a canonical presence in the United States and/or Canada: the Ruthenian, Ukrainian, Melkite, Romanian, and Slovak Byzantine Churches.

Below you will find a complete listing of Byzantine Catholic and other Eastern and Oriental Catholic jurisdictions for North America, as well as limited information on each of the other Byzantine Churches which have a pastoral presence in North America, but for which no hierarchical structure presently exists.

The photo is of Saint John the Baptist Ruthenian Cathedral in Pittsburgh.


Byzantine: | Italo-Greek-Albanian | Melkite | Romanian | Russian | Ruthenian | Slovak | Ukrainian |

Other Eastern Catholic: | Armenian | Chaldean | Coptic | Ethiopian and Eritrean | Maronite | Syriac | Syro-Malabar | Syro-Malankara |


 

Byzantine Italo-Greek-Albanian :

There is not currently any ecclesiastical structure for Italo-Greek-Albanian Catholics in North America. As a consequence, they are canonically subject to the Roman Catholic ordinary within whose geographic jurisdiction they reside. The exception is that Italo-Greek Catholics in the State of Nevada are canonically subject to the Eparchy of the of the Holy Protection of Mary in Phoenix of the Ruthenians, by reason of the Eparchy's erection of Our Lady of Wisdom Italo-Greek Catholic parish (Las Vegas, NV) to pastorally serve them.

 

Byzantine-Melkite :

United States:

Eparchy of Newton of the Melkites

His Grace, Bishop Nicholas (Samra), Eparch
His Grace, Bishop John Adel (Elya), BSO, Eparch Emeritus
Chancery Office
3 VFW Parkway
Roslindale, MA 02131
Phone: 617-323-9122
Fax: 617-323-0188
Website: www.melkite.org

Canada:

Eparchy of Saint-Sauveur de Montreal of the Melkites

His Grace, Bishop Ibrahim (Ibrahim), BSO, Eparch
34 Maplewood
Outremont, Québec H2V 2M1
Canada
Phone: (514) 272-6430
Fax: (514) 272-2341
Website: www.melkitecanada.org

 

Byzantine-Romanian :

United States & Canada (dual jurisdiction):

Eparchy of Saint George in Canton of the Romanians

His Grace, Bishop John Michael (Botean), Eparch
Chancery Office
1121 44th Street, N.E.
Canton, Ohio 44714
Phone: 330-493-9355
Fax: 330-493-9963
Website: www.romaniancatholic.org

 

Byzantine-Russian :

There is not currently any ecclesiastical structure for Russian Greek (Byzantine) Catholics in North America. As a consequence, Russian Catholics are canonically subject to the Roman Catholic ordinary within whose geographic jurisdiction they reside. However, the following canonical accomodations presently exist as regards the Russian Greek-Catholic parishes in the United States:

  • St Andrew the First-Called Russian Greek-Catholic parish (El Segundo, CA) - formally committed to the spiritual omophorion of the Eparchy of Newton of the Melkites;
  • Our Lady of Fatima Byzantine (Russian Greek-Catholic) parish (San Francisco) - informally committed to the spiritual omophorion of the Eparchy of Newton of the Melkites;
  • Ss Cyril & Methodius Russian Greek-Catholic Community (Denver, CO) - informally committed to the spiritual omophorion of the Eparchy of St George in Canton of the Romanians;
  • St Michael the Archangel Russian Greek-Catholic parish (NYC) - currently served by Melkite clergy, but without any formal or informal commitment to of by the Eparchy of Newton of the Melkites.

 

Byzantine-Ruthenian :

Catholics of the Croat, Hungarian, and Slovak Greek-Catholic Churches residing in the United States are canonically entrusted to the pastoral care of the Byzantine Ruthenian Metropolia.

Metropolitan Archeparchy of Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians

His Eminence, Bishop William (Skurla), Metropolitan Arch-Eparch designate
Chancery Office
66 Riverview AV
Pittsburgh, PA 15214-2253
Phone: 412-231-4000
Fax: 412-231-1697
Official Website: www.archeparchy.org

Eparchy of Passaic of the Ruthenians

His Grace, Bishop Kurt Burnette
Chancery Office
445 Lackawanna Avenue
West Paterson, NJ 07424
Phone: 973-890-7777
Fax: 973-890-7175
Official Website: www.eparchyofpassaic.com

Eparchy of Parma of the Ruthenians

His Grace, Bishop John (Kudrick), Eparch
Chancery Office
1900 Carlton Rd.
Parma, OH 44134-3129
Phone: 216-741-8773
Fax: 216-742-9356
Official Website: www.parma.org

Holy Protection of Mary Eparchy in Phoenix of the Ruthenians
(Formerly the Eparchy of Van Nuys of the Ruthenians)

His Grace, Bishop Gerald (Dino), Eparch
Chancery Office
8105 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: 602-861-9778
Fax: 602-861-9796
Official Website: http://eparchyofphoenix.org

 

Byzantine-Slovak :

Catholics of the Ruthenian Greek-Catholic Church residing in Canada are canonically entrusted to the pastoral care of the Byzantine Slovak Eparchy.

Canada:

Eparchy of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Toronto of the Byzantine Slovaks

His Grace, Bishop John (Pazak), CSsR, Eparch
Chancery Office
223 Carlton Rd.
Unionville, Ontario L3R 3M2
Canada
Phone - 905-477-4867
Fax - 905-479-9629
Website: www.eparchy.blogspot.com

 

Byzantine-Ukrainian :

United States:

Metropolitan Archeparchy of Philadelphia of the Ukrainians

His Eminence, Archbishop Stephen (Soroka), Metropolitan Arch-Eparch
His Grace, Bishop John (Bura), Auxiliary
His Eminence, Archbishop Stephen (Sulyk), Emeritus Arch-Eparch
Chancery Office
827 North Franklin Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215-627-0143
Fax: 215-627-0377
Website: www.ukrarcheparchy.us

Eparchy of Stamford of the Ukrainians

His Grace, Paul Patrick (Chomnycky), OSBM, Eparch
His Grace, Bishop Basil (Losten), Emeritus Eparch
Chancery Office
14 Peveril Road
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: 203-324-7896
Fax: 203-967-9948
Website: www.stamforddio.org

Eparchy of St. Nicholas in Chicago of the Ukrainians

His Grace, Bishop Richard S. (Seminack). Eparch
His Grace, Innocent (Lotocky), OSBM, Emeritus Eparch
Chancery Office
2245 W. Rice St.
Chicago, IL. 60622
Phone: 773-276-5080
Fax: 773-276-6799
E-mail:
Website: http://www.esnucc.org

Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma of the Ukrainians

His Grace, Bishop John (Bura), Apostolic Administrator
His Grace, Bishop Robert (Moskal), Emeritus Eparch
Office of the Bishop
P.O. Box 347180
Parma OH 44134-7180
Phone: 216-888-1522
Fax: 216-888-3477
Website: www.stjosaphateparchy.org

Canada:

Catholics of the Hungarian Greek-Catholic Church residing in Canada are canonically entrusted to the pastoral care of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Metropolia.

Metropolitan Archeparchy of Winnipeg of the Ukrainians

His Eminence, Archbishop Lawrence (Huculak), OSBM, Arch-Eparch
His Eminence, Archbishop Michael (Bzdel), CSsR, Emeritus Arch-Eparch
233 Scotia Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 1V7
Canada
Phone: 204-338-7801
Fax: 204-339-4006
Website: www.archeparchy.ca

Eparchy of Edmonton of the Ukrainians

His Grace, Bishop David (Motiuk), Eparch
9645 - 108th Avenue
Edmonton AB T5H 1A3
Canada
Phone: 780-424-5496
Fax: 780-425-2330
Website: www.edmontoneparchy.com

Eparchy of New Westminster of the Ukrainians

His Grace, Bishop Kenneth (Nowakowski), Eparch
His Grace, Bishop Rev. Severian (Yakymyshyn), OSBM, Emeritus Eparch
502 - 5th Avenue
New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 1S2
Canada
Phone: 604-524-8824, 604-524-4158
Fax: 604-521-8015
Website: http://www.nweparchy.ca/

Eparchy of Saskatoon of the Ukrainians

His Grace, Bishop Bryan (Bayda), CSsR, Eparch
His Grace, Bishop Michael (Wiwchar), CSsR, Emeritus Eparch
214 Avenue M South
Saskatoon SK S7M 2K4
Canada
Phone: 306-653-0138
Fax: 306-665-2569
Website: www.skeparchy.org

Eparchy of Toronto & Eastern Canada of the Ukrainians

His Grace, Bishop Stephen (Chmilar), Eparch
His Grace, Bishop Cornelius (Pasichny), OSBM, Emeritus Eparch
3100-A Weston Road
Toronto, Ontario M9M 2S7
Canada
Phone: 416-746-0154
Fax: 416-746-9136
Website: www.ucet.ca

 


Other Eastern & Oriental Catholic Churches in North America


Armenian Catholic :

United States & Canada (dual jurisdiction):

Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in New York of the Catholic Armenians

His Grace, Bishop Mikael Mouradian, ICPB, Eparch
His Grace, Bishop Manuel (Batakian), ICPB, Emeritus Eparch
Chancery Office
167 N. 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: 718-388-4218
Fax: 718-486-0615
Website: http://armenianeparchy.org/

 

Chaldean :

United States:

Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle in Detroit of the Chaldeans

His Grace, Bishop Ibrahim (Ibrahim), Eparch
Chancery Uffice
25603 Berg Road
Southfield, Michigan 48034
Phone: 248-351-0440 or 248-351-0441
Fax: 248-351-0443
Website: www.chaldean.org

Eparchy of St Peter the Apostle in San Diego of the Chaldeans & Assyrians

His Grace, Bishop Sarhad (Jammo), Eparch
Eparchial Offices
1627 Jamacha Way
El Cajon, CA 92019
Phone: 619-579-7913 or 619-588-9921
Fax: 619-588-8281
Website:http://www.kaldu.org/joomla/

Canada:

Eparchy of Mar Addai in Toronto of the Chaldeans

His Grace, Archbishop Hanna (Zora), Eparch
Chancery Offices
Chaldean Way
2 High Meadow Place
North York, Toronto, ON M9L 2Z5
Canada
Phone: 416-746-5816
Fax: 416 746-5850
Website:http://www.chaldeanchurchtoronto.com/

 

Coptic Catholic :

There is not currently any ecclesiastical structure for Coptic Catholics in North America. As a consequence, they are canonically subject to the Roman Catholic ordinary within whose geographic jurisdiction they reside.

 

Ethiopian & Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic :

There is not currently any ecclesiastical structure for Ethiopian & Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholics in North America. As a consequence, they are canonically subject to the Roman Catholic ordinary within whose geographic jurisdiction they reside.

 

Maronite :

United States:

Eparchy of St. Maron in Brooklyn of the Maronites

His Grace, Bishop Gregory (Mansour), Eparch
His Grace, Bishop Stephen (Doueihi), Emeritus Eparch
Chancery - The Pastoral Center
109 Remsen St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-237-9903
Fax: 718-243-0444
Website: http://www.stmaron.org

Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon in Los Angeles of the Maronites

His Grace, Bishop Robert (Shaheen), Eparch
His Grace, Bishop John Chedid, Emeritus Eparch
Chancery
1021 S. 10th St.
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: 314-621-0056
Fax: 314-621-0057
Website: www.usamaronite.org

Canada:

 
Eparchy of Saint-Maron de Montréal of the Maronites
 
His Grace, Bishop Joseph (Khoury), Eparch
His Grace, Bishop Georges (Abi-Saber), OIM, Emeritus Eparch
Chancery
12475 Rue Grenet
St.Montréal, P.Q., H4J 2K4, Canada
Phone: 514-331-2807
Fax: 514-334-5723
Website: www.cathedralestmaron.org

 

Syriac Catholic :

United States & Canada (dual jurisdiction):

Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance in Newark of the Catholic Syriacs

His Grace, Mar (Bishop) Yousif Habash, Eparch
Chancellor/Officialis: Very Reverend Father S.T. Sutton, J.C.L.
502 Palisade Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087-5213
Phone: 201-583-1067
Fax: 201-583-0212
Website: www.syriac-catholic.org

 

Syro-Malabar :

Eparchy of St Thomas in Chicago of the Syro-Malabar &
Permanent Apostolic Visitator for the Syro-Malabarese in Canada

His Grace, Mar (Bishop) Jacob (Angadiath), Eparch
372 S. Prairie Avenue
USA Elmhurst, IL 60126-4020
Phone: 630- 530-8399
Fax: 630-530-7644
Website: www.stthomasdiocese.org

 

Syro-Malankara Catholic :

Apostolic Exarchate of the United States for the Syro-Malankara Catholics

His Grace, Mar Thomas (Naickamparampil), Exarch
Mar Ivanios Malankara Catholic Center
950 Hillside Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11010
Phone: 516-233-1653


 

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