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

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

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

  • Charleston: Melkite Greek Catholic Community

Virginia

Wisconsin


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

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Nebraska

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina 

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Tenessee

Texas

Wisconsin

Washington, DC

 

Canada

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Quebec

Saskatchewan

  • Ituna: Sacred Heart Ukrainian Cathoilc Church
  • Mission Parishes

 

Ireland

 

United Kingdom

Italo-Greek Catholic Parishes with Home Pages

New York


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

  • 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.


Teachings of Christ

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." (Matthew 7:7,8 ESV)

Prayer of St. Ephrem

O Lord and Master of my life, drive away from me the spirit of despondency, carelessness, love of power, and idle chatter. (Prostration)

Instead, grant to me, Your servant, the spirit of wholeness of being, humility, patience, and love. (Prostration)

Yes, O Lord and King, grant that I may see my own faults and not condemn my brother. For You are blessed to the ages of ages. Amen. (Prostration)

 

Encounter

Rejoice, O Mother of God, Virgin full of grace. * From you has risen the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, * shining upon those who are in darkness. * Rejoice also, you righteous Elder; * for you received in your arms the Deliverer of our souls, * Who has given us resurrection. (Troparion, Tone 1)

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

O Christ God, through Your birth You sanctified the Virgin's womb; * and blessed, as it was proper, the hands of Simeon. * Now, having come, you saved us. * Give peace to Your commonwealth in times of war * and strengthen our civil authorities, whom You have loved, O You who alone loves mankind. (Kontakion, Tone 1)

Random Proverb

"My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding, that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge." (Proverbs 5:1,2 ESV)

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

It was said about John the Little that one day he said to his older brother: "I want to be free from care and not to work but to worship God without interruption." And he took his robe off, and went into the desert. After staying there one week, he returned to his brother. And when he knocked at the door, his brother asked without opening it: "Who is it?" He replied: "It's John, your brother." The brother said: "John has become an angel and is not among people anymore." Then he begged and said: "It's me!" But his brother did not open the door and left him there in distress until the next morning. And he finally opened the door and said: "If you are a human being, you have to work again in order to live." Then John repented, saying: "Forgive me, brother, for I was wrong."

Sayings of the Desert Fathers