Holy Trinity Celebrates 110 Years

Michele Yamrick Holy Trinity, Sykesville, Pa. | November 7, 2017

On Sept. 17, with a large crowd of parishioners and guests in attendance, Archbishop William Skurla concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with pastor Father Vasyl Banuk to mark the 110th Anniversary of the formation of Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church.

Visiting priests included: Very Rev. David Bosnich, Protopresbyter Northcentral Deanery; Father Robert Karl, former pastor; Father William Barron, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Latin Church, Sykesville, Pa.; Very Rev. Mark Meholick, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, DuBois, Pa.; and Deacon Paul Boboige, Nativity of the Mother God Parish, Dubois, Pa.

During the Liturgy, four new icons, written by the hand of Father Mark, were blessed by Metropolitan William, as wereall ECF students who were in attendance.

Holy Trinity was founded in 1907, at the same location where it stands today. Many of its original parishioners were from the villages of Slovinky and Helcmanovce, Spiš County.

Over the years, the church experienced many physical changes and expansions, as well as the addition of a rectory. The parish social hall was added and upgraded over the years, as well.

Today, after 110 years, Holy Trinity has a large membership Continue reading

Mark Your Calendar November 2017

Editor | November 6, 2017

Dates To Remember Byzantine Spirituality Conference A Byzantine Spirituality Conference will be held 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at St. John the Baptist Cathedral, 210 Greentree Road, Munhall, Pa. This year’s theme is “The Diversity of God’s Blessings.” Talks … Continue reading

Singing Together In Harmony

Deacon Jeffrey Mierzejewski Director Metropolitan Cantor Institute | November 6, 2017

A n y o n e who opens our service books might come to the conclusion that, in addition to singing without instrumental accompaniment, we sing “in unison.” There is only one line of music in our printed chant, and … Continue reading

Time To Pray For Vocations

Editor | November 6, 2017

National Vocation Awareness Week Nov. 5 to 11 National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) will be celebrated Nov. 5 to 11 across the U.S. All Catholics are urged to pray for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated (monastic) men and … Continue reading

New Office of Safe Environment Coordinator

David Mayernik Jr. | November 7, 2017

After retiring from his career as an attorney in May, Chet Dudzinski spent hours completing to-do projects around the house and traveling with his wife Linda across the country.

Now he’s decided to devote his time to the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy Continue reading

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Holy Christening Baptism according to The Practice Of The Byzantine Rite

The Holy Mysteries (Sacraments) are the most important means of our salvation, which were established and entrusted to the Church by Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There are seven such sacramental mysteries administered by the Byzantine Rite Church (ct. Byzantine Leaflet Series, 1989, No. 47). the first being the Holy Mystery of Baptism, by which we become regenerated into the divine life of God’s children in Jesus Christ and become living members of His Church. Continue reading