“40 Days for Life”

Deacon Paul Boboige | April 4, 2018

An informal pan-Eastern Catholic prayer vigil took place at a location where many prayers are needed. Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Carnegie, Pa. took the initiative to schedule a four hour vigil at Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, where over 3,000 babies are mercilessly aborted annually.

Deacon Paul Boboige, of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh ProLife Office, and his wife Patricia joined cantor George Hanchar and his wife Svetlana, and Deacon Myron Spak. Sunday evenings are generally quiet but on this day there was considerable pedestrian traffic going to the Pittsburgh Penguins game.

Pittsburgh’s “40 Days for Life” is conducted strictly by volunteers who humbly pray for God’s intercession to close by Deacon Paul Boboige Pro-Life Office, Byzantine Catholic Arceparchy of Pittsburgh the facility and change the hearts of those who encourage mothers to deny life to the living persons within them. There are semi-annual vigils, the first during the Great Fast and one in the Fall. Continue reading

A “Wonderful” Miracle

Father Christiaan Kappes | April 4, 2018

Part 3: Journey Through Salvation History to Understand the Pre-Lenten Seasons So far we have been exploring the Genesis 3:15 prophecy where Yahweh explained to Eve that a woman’s seed (not a man’s) would be responsible for crushing the power … Continue reading

Mission of mercy

David Mayernik Jr. | April 4, 2018

St. Gregory Parishioners Provide Medical Care in Honduras.   When Anne Hast and her daughter, Rachel, traveled to Honduras last summer to assist in a medical mission, they woke up at 4 a.m. each day. From June 17 to 24, … Continue reading

“Our aim is growth in the Church”

David Mayernik Jr. | April 4, 2018

Preparations Continue For Assembly 2018 Deacon Dennis Prestash believes the mission for the Byzantine Catholic Church in the 21st Century is clear. “Our aim is growth in the church,” he said. How this growth and vitality is achieved will be … Continue reading

A wave hello to begin the day

David Mayernik Jr. | April 4, 2018

Notes to self: Every day when I come to work, I always pay attention to a school crossing guard stationed at one of the intersections on the North Side of Pittsburgh, Pa. She definitely looks like any other crossing guard … Continue reading

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THE HOLY MYSTERY OF MATRIMONY according to Byzantine Rite practice

The Holy Mystery (Sacrament) of Matrimony is one of the seven channels of divine grace, instituted by Christ, to sanctify and to support Christian family life. A Christian marriage is a vocation, that is a special invitation of God to two baptized persons to marital union, in order to devote themselves to the service of a new life in Christ. Continue reading