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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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