Deisis (Novogorod)

Links to Parish Home Pages

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.

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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 | Melkite | Romanian | Russian | Ukrainian | Italo-Greek |

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


Byzantine-Ruthenian  Parishes with Home Pages:

Alaska

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Indiana

Maryland

Michigan

Missouri

Nevada

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Texas

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia


Belarusian  Parishes with Home Pages

United Kingdom

  • London: Belarisian Greek Catholic Mision (Link Expired)

Melkite  Greek Catholic Parishes with Home Pages

Arizona

Alabama

British Columbia

California

Connecticut

Florida

Georgia

Nebraska

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Virginia

Wisconsin


Byzantine-Romanian  Parishes with Home Pages

United States

Illinois

Massachusetts

Michigan

Ohio

 

Canada

Ontario

 


Byzantine-Russian  Parishes with Home Pages

California

Colorado

New York


Byzantine-Ukrainian  Parishes with Home Pages

United States

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Kansas

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Nebraska

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina 

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Tenessee

Texas

Washington, DC

 

Canada

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Quebec

Saskatchewan

 

Ireland

 

United Kingdom


Maronite  Catholic Parishes with Home Pages

California

Florida

Illinois

Ohio

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


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Hoy Fathers

Great are the accomplishmets of faith: * three holy youths rejoiced in the source of the flame * as though on the waters of refreshment; * and the Prophet Daniel appeared to be a shepherd of the lions, as of sheep. * Through their prayers, O Christ God, save our souls. (Troparion, Tone 2)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

You did not honor a hand-depicted image, O thrice-blessed ones, * but, defended by the undepicted Being, you were glorified in a trial by fire. * And, standing in the midst of unbearable flame, you called upon God: * “Hasten, O Compassionate One, and speed to our help, * for You are merciful and You can do whatever you will.” (Kontakion, Tone 6, December18-19)

Now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Rejoice, O Bethlehem! * Prepare yourself, O Ephratha! * The Lamb is on her way to give birth to the Chief Shepherd she carries in her womb. * Beholding Him, the God-bearing forefathers will rejoice, * and, with the shepherds, they will glorify the Virgin nursing Him. (Kontakion, Tone 4, December 20-24)

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

No one on this earth can avoid affliction; and although the afflictions which the Lord sends are not great men imagine them beyond their strength and are crushed by them. This is because they will not humble their souls and commit themselves to the will of God. But the Lord Himself guides with His grace those who are given over to God's will, and they bear all things with fortitude for the sake of God Whom they have so loved and with Whom they are glorified for ever. It is impossible to escape tribulation in this world but the man who is giver over to the will of God bears tribulation easily, seeing it but putting his trust in the Lord, and so his tribulations pass.

Archimandrite Sophrony