Minding The Store

Editor | December 4, 2017

Patty Bovee was retired from MARC Advertising for only a few days before she moved into a new phase in her life as manager of the Byzantine Seminary Press. “I retired to babysit every day with my grandchildren but since I’m here, (my husband’s) babysitting,” she said, with a laugh. “(I retired) June 8 and I started here on June 12. Go figure, right? Didn’t have very much time off. None.” But she wouldn’t want it any other way.

“No. 1, the Archbishop asked me, so I wouldn’t say ‘no’ to the Archbishop,” she said. “No. 2, I think it makes me feel like I’m doing something Parishes of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh raised $52,655 to help the victims affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Archbishop William Skurla requested special collections be taken in all churches on Sept. 16 to 17 and 23 to 24. Funds collected were donated to Catholic Charities USA, the official domestic relief agency of the United States Catholic Church.

The organization and its agencies respond to immediate needs for necessities such as water, food, shelter and medical care as well as long-term needs to rebuild and recover from widespread destruction. Continue reading

Parishes offer hurricane relief

David Mayernik Jr. | December 4, 2017
More than $52,000 raised for victims Parishes of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh raised $52,655 to help the victims affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Archbishop William Skurla requested special collections be taken in all churches on Sept. 16 … Continue reading

Love can open your eyes

David Mayernik Jr. | December 4, 2017

Lessons learned from “emmet otter’s jug-band christmas” Each year when my b r o t h e r Jeremy and I exchange b i r t h d a y cards — his in October and mine in December — … Continue reading

St. John the Baptist Cathedral Parishioner Recognized

Editor | December 4, 2017

George Janocsko Receives Duquesne University Law Alumni Award The Duquesne University Law Alumni Association recently awarded the Dr. John E. Murray, Jr. Meritorious Service Award to George M. Janocsko. The presentation of this prestigious award was made Oct. 20 during … Continue reading

Byzantine Catholic Church planned in S.C.

David Mayernik Jr. | December 4, 2017

Community Comes Together in Fort Mill, S.C. Ron Somich, who moved to South Carolina from Cleveland, Ohio five years ago, said he’s always meeting people from Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and other northern states. This influx of people into the … Continue reading

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Devotion of Byzantine Catholics to the Mother Of God

On October 6, 1974, the bishops of the Byzantine Ruthenian Metropolitan Province of Munhall dedicated a beautiful Byzantine Rite chapel in honor of the Mother of God in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in our nation’s capital. It shall be a lasting memorial, emblematic of the love which the Ruthenian people have for her. On this solemn occasion, witnessed by thousands, Metropolitan Archbishop Stephen J. Kocisko, D.O. read the jointly issued Proclamation dedicating the entire Metropolitan Province to the Mother of God under the title of her Protection-Pokrov, continuing the centuries long tradition of their forefathers in Europe who, from time immemorial, called upon the Mother of God ‘s intercess ion before the throne of her Divine Son. Continue reading