United States


In the United States, no canonical jurisdiction has yet been erected for the Ethiopian (Ge'ez) Catholic Church. Accordingly, Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholics in the United States are canonically subject to the local Latin Ordinary within whose diocese they reside. Some communities additionally identify themselves as being under the Spiritual Omophor of an eparchy in their homeland.

Eritrean Catholics in the United States are significantly underserved pastorally and, in some cases unserved. Listings here include whatever data is available for identifiable Eritrean Catholic communities, served or not.


Icon: Kidane Meheret, Our Lady of the Covenant of Mercy, venerated in the West as Our Lady of Perpetual Help


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Metro Area: Trenton (NJ)
Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic Community of New Jersey
Metro Area: Raleigh - Durham (NC)
Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic Community of Raleigh-Durham
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Metro Area: Charlotte (NC)
Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic Community of Charlotte
Metro Area: Minneapolis - St Paul (MN)
Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic Community of Minneapolis-St Paul
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Metro Area: Chicago (IL)
Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic Mission of Chicago
Metro Area: Santa Rosa (CA)
Bay Area Eritrean (Ge'ez) Catholic Community (Santa Rosa)
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Teachings of Christ

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:43-44 ESV)

Exaltation of the Cross

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; * grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect Your commonwealth by Your Cross. (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.

Willingly lifted up on the Cross, O Christ God, * bestow Your compassions upon the new commonwealth that bears Your name. * By your power grant joy to Your Church, * granting her victory over her enemies. * May she have your Cross as the weapon of peace * and the invincible ensign of victory. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 14th.

Random Proverb

"My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live." (Proverbs 7:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Let us go forward with the heart completely attentive and the soul fully conscious. For if attentiveness and prayer are daily joined together, they become like Elias' fire-bearing chariot, raising us to heaven. What do I mean? A spiritual heaven, with sun, moon and stars, is formed in the blessed heart of one who has reach a state of watchfulness, or who strives to attain it.

St. Philotheus of Sinai