Byzantine 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.
There is not currently any ecclesiastical structure for Italo-Greek-Albanian Catholics in North America. As a consequence, Byzantine Italo-Greek-Albanians 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.
Eparchy of Newton of the Melkites
His Grace, Bishop Nicholas (Samra), Eparch
His Grace, Bishop John Adel (Elya), BSO, Eparch Emeritus
3 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02131
Eparchy of Saint-Sauveur de Montreal of the Melkites
His Grace, Bishop Ibrahim (Ibrahim), BSO, Eparch
Outremont, Québec H2V 2M1
Phone: (514) 272-6430
Fax: (514) 272-2341
United States & Canada (dual jurisdiction):
Eparchy of Saint George in Canton of the Romanians
His Grace, Bishop John Michael (Botean), Eparch
1121 44th Street, N.E.
Canton, Ohio 44714
There is not currently any ecclesiastical structure for Russian Greek (Byzantine) Catholics in North America. As a consequence, Russian Greek-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) is 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) is informally committed to the spiritual omophorion of the Eparchy of Newton of the Melkites;
- Ss Cyril & Methodius Russian Greek-Catholic Community (Denver, CO) is 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) is currently served by Melkite clergy, but without any formal or informal commitment to of or by the Eparchy of Newton of the Melkites.
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
66 Riverview AV
Pittsburgh, PA 15214-2253
Official Website: www.archpitt.org
Eparchy of Passaic of the Ruthenians
His Grace, Bishop Kurt Burnette, Eparch
445 Lackawanna Avenue
Woodland Park, New Jersey 07424
Official Website: www.eparchyofpassaic.com
Eparchy of Parma of the Ruthenians
His Grace, Milan Lach, S.J., Apostolic Administrator
His Grace, Bishop John (Kudrick), Eparch Emeritus
1900 Carlton Rd.
Parma, OH 44134-3129
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 Excellency, Thomas J. Olmsted, Apostolic Administrator
His Grace, Bishop John (Pazak), CSsR, Eparch
8105 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Official Website: eparchyofphoenix.org
Catholics of the Ruthenian Greek-Catholic Church residing in Canada are canonically entrusted to the pastoral care of the Byzantine Slovak Eparchy.
Eparchy of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Toronto of the Byzantine Slovaks
His Grace, BMarián Andrej Pacák, C.SS.R., Eparch
223 Carlton Rd.
Unionville, Ontario L3R 3M2
Phone - 905-477-4867
Fax - 905-479-9629
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Philadelphia of the Ukrainians
His Grace, Andriy Rabiy, Apostolic Adminitrator
827 North Franklin Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Eparchy of Stamford of the Ukrainians
His Grace, Paul Patrick (Chomnycky), OSBM, Eparch
14 Peveril Road
Stamford, CT 06902
Eparchy of St. Nicholas in Chicago of the Ukrainians
His Grace, Benedict (Aleksiychuk), Eparch
2245 W. Rice St.
Chicago, IL. 60622
Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma of the Ukrainians
His Grace, Bishop Bohdan Danylo
Office of the Bishop
P.O. Box 347180
Parma OH 44134-7180
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
Eparchy of Edmonton of the Ukrainians
His Grace, Bishop David (Motiuk), Eparch
9645 - 108th Avenue
Edmonton AB T5H 1A3
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
Phone: 604-524-8824, 604-524-4158
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
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
Other Eastern & Oriental Catholic Churches in North America
United States & Canada (dual jurisdiction):
Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in Glendale of the Catholic Armenians in the United States & Canada
(Formerly the Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in New York of the Catholic Armenians in the United States & Canada)
His Grace, Bishop Mikael Mouradian, ICPB, Eparch
His Grace, Bishop Manuel (Batakian), ICPB, Emeritus Eparch
1510 E Mountain St
Glendale, CA 91207-1226
Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle in Detroit of the Chaldeans
His Grace, Frank Kalabat, Eparch
25603 Berg Road
Southfield, Michigan 48034
Phone: 248-351-0440 or 248-351-0441
Eparchy of St Peter the Apostle in San Diego of the Chaldeans & Assyrians
His Grace, Bishop Emanuel Hana Shaleta, Eparch
1627 Jamacha Way
El Cajon, CA 92019
Phone: 619-579-7913 or 619-588-9921
Eparchy of Mar Addai in Toronto of the Chaldeans
His Grace, Bishop Bawai Soro
2 High Meadow Place
North York, Toronto, ON M9L 2Z5
Fax: 416 746-5850
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.
There is not currently any ecclesiastical structure for Eritrean Catholics in North America. As a consequence, they are canonically subject to the Roman Catholic ordinary within whose geographic jurisdiction they reside.
There is not currently any ecclesiastical structure for Ethiopian (Ge'ez) Catholics in North America. As a consequence, they are canonically subject to the Roman Catholic ordinary within whose geographic jurisdiction they reside.
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
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
1021 S. 10th St.
St. Louis, MO 63104
12475 Rue Grenet
Montréal, P.Q., H4J 2K4, Canada
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
Apostolic Exarchate for Syrian Catholics in Canada (Montreal)
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
Elmhurst, IL 60126-4020
Phone: 630- 530-8399
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
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