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)

Eastern Catholic parishes tend to be small – usually somewhere between 100 - 1,000 parishioners, resulting in a strong sense of community in which everyone generally knows one another. 

The parish home page links below are listed geographically within each Particular Church. Historically, a Particular Church was comprised of a body of faithful whose common ethnicity and/or culture came to define a liturgical, theological, spiritual, and disciplinary patrimony (termed a Rite) that was reflected in distinct forms as to worship and other religious practices. Within North America, Byzantine Catholic (Greek Catholic) parishes are organized into several eparchies (dioceses) that reflect the immigrant groups who brought Byzantine Catholicism here: Ruthenian (central European), Belarusian, Italo-Greek-Albanian, Melkite (Middle Eastern), Romanian, Russian, and Ukrainian. The same is true of each of the non-Byzantine Particular Churches whose parish home pages are documented here. While all parishes continue to be proud of their ethno-cultural origins, congregational and clergy rolls are replete with families who have no historic or familial ties to a parish's ancestral origins but who have embraced Eastern Christian spirituality as their own and been embraced in turn, We welcome you to visit our churches and learn more.

Where possible, we have provided a link to each parish's official site, which may be a typical webpage or a Facebook page. In the absence of an official site, we have sought to provide an alternative information source.   

Help us keep this page updated! If you find an expired link or know of a parish website that should be listed here, please tell us!

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

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


Byzantine-Ruthenian Parishes with Home Pages:

All parishes listed (with one noted exception) are presumed 'active' because each is listed on the website of its respective eparchy; however, some have been merged with other parishes and may not be pastorally served on a regular basis (e.g., Divine Liturgy may not be regularly served at the church's physical site). This is particularly likely to be the case for any parish whose home page link is followed by text noting that it contains contact info only. We always recommend that you inquire in advance as to the current schedule of services for any parish that you plan to visit.   

Alaska

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

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

South Carolina

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia


Belarusian Parishes with Home Pages

United Kingdom

  • London: Belarisian Greek Catholic Mision (Link Expired)

 

Italo-Greek Catholic Parishes with Home Pages

Nevada

New York

 


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

Newhampshire

New York

North Carolina 

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Tenessee

Texas

Virginia

Wisconsin

Washington, DC

 

Canada

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Quebec

Saskatchewan

  • Ituna: Sacred Heart Ukrainian Cathoilc Church
  • Mission Parishes

 

Ireland

 

United Kingdom


Maronite Catholic Parishes with Home Pages

California

Florida

Illinois

Ohio

Oregon

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

'Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day." (John 6:53-54 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.

Nativity of the Mother of God

Your nativity, O Virgin Mother of God, * heralded joy to all the world; * for from you has dawned the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, * and, having annulled the curse, He gave the blessing * and by destroying Death He granted us eternal life. (Troparion - Tone 4)

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

Through your holy nativity, O Immaculate One, * Joachim and Anna were freed from the reproach of childlessness, * and Adam and Eve from the corruption of death. * Delivered from the guilt of sin, your people celebrate this as they cry out to you: * "The barren woman gives birth to the Mother of God, the Nourisher of our Life." (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God on September 8th.

Random Proverb

"The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin." (Proverbs 10:10 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

What toil we must endure, what fatigue, while we are attempting to climb hills and the summits of mountains! What, that we may ascend to heaven! If you consider the promised reward, what you endure is less. Immortality is given to the one who perseveres; everlasting life is offered; the Lord promises His Kingdom.

St. Cyprian