Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ within the Eastern Catholic Tradition!
We are the Protopresbytery (Deanery) of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma, Ohio established by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bishop Robert M. Moskal and now under the omophorion of His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bishop John Bura. Our Church is in full communion with the Church and Pope of Rome and all faithful Catholics can receive the Holy Eucharist and fulfill their Sunday obligation by attending Lord's Day services with us.
All of our services are in English and all are invited and welcome to attend and celebrate the joy of the Resurrection of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ!
Glory be to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever!
Fully Eastern, Fully Catholic
Jesus commissioned His apostles to "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them all that I have commanded you." After the Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost in Jerusalem, the Gospel message was proclaimed in power throughout the world. As the Church spread, the same faith in the Holy Trinity took root in particular Eastern and Western peoples and was expressed according to their own unique cultures, languages, customs, art forms and music.
The Catholic Church is a world-wide communion of over twenty distinct, autonomous ritual churches, the Latin Church being the largest and often the best known. Catholic Christians, whether Eastern or Western, all share three important things in common:
Within this unity, which reflects the divine life and communion of the Holy Trinity, each Church also has its own distinct:
+ Church Law
Just as Israel in the wilderness was formed as one People of God made up of distinct tribes called together by the Word of God, so the Church, the New Israel, is made up of the many nations of the earth who boldly proclaim one faith in Christ!
Our particular Church is rooted in the Byzantine tradition of Kyiv, which was brought to the Slavic peoples in the 9th century through the missionary efforts of the brothers, Saints Cyril and Methodius, Apostles to the Slavs.
For further information on the Eastern Catholic Churches, be sure to read Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter, Orientale Lumen, "The Light of the East".
Are you looking for a faith that is:
EVANGELICAL in HEART
CATHOLIC in MIND
ORTHODOX in SPIRIT
...Come and See!
We have five locations in the Mid-Atlantic Protopresbytery:
Interested in starting a mission in North Carolina, South Carolina or Tennessee? Contact us here.