Eternal Memory

Rev. Father Edward M. Lucas Rev. Father Edward Michael Lucas, a retired priest of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, fell asleep in the Lord on January 7. He was born in Yonkers, N.Y. on Oct. 20, 1935, the son … Continue reading

A child is born in Bethlehem

Hundreds visit annual live nativity at Mount St. Macrina in Uniontown, PA. Hundreds of cars waited in line Dec. 10 to view Mount Macrina Manor’s Drive-Thru Live Nativity, which was held on the grounds of Mount St. Macrina in Uniontown, … Continue reading

St. Nicholas visits Mount St. Macrina

“O Who Loves Nicholas The Saintly” St. Nicholas visited the Sisters of St. Basil the Great at Mount St. Macrina in Uniontown, Pa. Dec. 5 and presented them with gifts after they sang his hymn.

Minding The Store

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