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Originally Posted by Yuhannon
Shlomo Lkhoolkhoon,

What will be interesting is if the Slovak eparchy in Canada is also incorporated into the new Archeparchal structure.

Poosh BaShlomo Lkhoolkhoon,
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Dear brother in Christ!

There was no mentioning of Canadian Eparchy in Popes announcement yesterday, Eparchy of Ss. Cyril and Methodius is still directly under the Holy See of Rome.

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Originally Posted by Yuhannon
What will be interesting is if the Slovak eparchy in Canada is also incorporated into the new Archeparchal structure.

The Eparchy of Ss Cyril & Methodius will be a constituent canonical entity (sorry, but there's no better terminology available) of the Metropolia but, (sadly) as with all such in the diaspora, it will continue to be subject to the Congregation except as to matters liturgical - in that regard it would be subject to the Metropolia. Such would not typically be addressed in the announcement from Rome, as it's a foregone conclusion based on the concept of "historical bounds" to which Rome subjects our Churches.

Many years,

Neil


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
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Beautiful Church - lovely icons - joyful choir.

But I'm a tad puzzled - how come the same people are "Greek Catholics" in Slovak but "Byzantine Catholics" in English?

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How many Greek Catholic parishes could there possibly be in Western Slovakia that an Eparchy was established? Is the number less than 5?

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Bless, Father Archimandrite!

"Byzantine Catholics" is a term that is more of an umbrella for various EC cultural groups that make up the BCC.

That is how it has been explained to me here (more than once!).

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Originally Posted by Ung-Certez
How many Greek Catholic parishes could there possibly be in Western Slovakia that an Eparchy was established? Is the number less than 5?

Ung

Have a look here:

http://www.grkatpo.sk/fotoalbumy/grafika/450_6.jpg

On the territory of the Eparchy of Bratislava are already existing parishes, which are in black colour, those in red are places, where there are liturgies being celebrated, but there does not exist a parish, and in blue are proposed new parishes.

So, it definitelly more than five smile I believe, that you are happy with the growth of our Church

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So the are mission churches?

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Originally Posted by Irish Melkite
Originally Posted by Yuhannon
What will be interesting is if the Slovak eparchy in Canada is also incorporated into the new Archeparchal structure.

The Eparchy of Ss Cyril & Methodius will be a constituent canonical entity (sorry, but there's no better terminology available) of the Metropolia but, (sadly) as with all such in the diaspora, it will continue to be subject to the Congregation except as to matters liturgical - in that regard it would be subject to the Metropolia. Such would not typically be addressed in the announcement from Rome, as it's a foregone conclusion based on the concept of "historical bounds" to which Rome subjects our Churches.

Many years,

Neil

Shlomo Abo Neil,

That is what I was wondering. I will be very happy when the colonial office is no more and we are treated more as equal Churches within our own communion.

Poosh BaShlomo,
Yuhannon

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Originally Posted by Serge Keleher
Beautiful Church - lovely icons - joyful choir.

But I'm a tad puzzled - how come the same people are "Greek Catholics" in Slovak but "Byzantine Catholics" in English?

Fr. Serge
Thanks. The reason is that in English is preferred the term Byzantine Catholic (cfr. byzcath.org and not greekcath.org) - and I think, this is the official term too. If you say Greek Catholic in English, someone could think ethnically Greek. While in Slovak "greckokatol�cky" is officially used and no one would think on Greece. Though, more and more is used "katol�ci byzantsk�ho obradu" or "katol�ci byzantsko-slovansk�ho obradu" in contemporary Slovak. But as an one-word adjective there is only "gr�ckokatol�cky" (and not "byzantskokatol�cky").


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Originally Posted by Ung-Certez
How many Greek Catholic parishes could there possibly be in Western Slovakia that an Eparchy was established? Is the number less than 5?

Ung


The Preshov statistics says that there are 14 parishes, on my web there are only 10 listed (I have heard today, that they have created new parishes few days ago). The number of faithful is about 25.000.



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Seminarian Daniel,

Slava Isusu Christu!

This is wonderful news for all the Greek Catholics in Slovakia and the world!

If you see Father Vladimir Varga at the ordination of Bishop Peter, please tell him hello and ask him if he got my package.

This elevation of our Church in Slovakia is very important to prevent its decline as our Greek Catholic people move from the villages and into the more prosperous cities. Most of the parishes are in villages; while there are numerous Roman Catholic churches in the cities which will absorb our members if there are not more parishes created. There will be a repeat of what we see here in America; the young people move to the cities and the Western USA where there are no Greek Catholics and our people become Roman.

You have good bishops who do not turn inward but are good shepherds for providing these missions which will become full parishes.

God is good, and is among His people!

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Well, the migration to the cities and to the western part of Slovakia is a real problem for our Church. The Byzantine Catholics often enter the first latin church and "become" Roman Catholics.


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If Western Slovakia is mission territory for the Greek Catholic Church, why wasn't an Exarchate first established?

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Originally Posted by andreios
Well, the migration to the cities and to the western part of Slovakia is a real problem for our Church. The Byzantine Catholics often enter the first latin church and "become" Roman Catholics.

On and on it goes.... frown

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http://www.grkat.nfo.sk/eng/metropolitan-church.html

Some information added/updated - the dates or places of celebrations changed, I hope, this is the definitive version. (Without warranty.)


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