Pilgrims’ Pride

Thirty-four pilgrims led by Archbishop William Skurla and Very Rev. Andrew Deskevich, Protosyncellus, traveled to the Holy Land Sept. 15 to 24 as part of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh. The professional guide … Continue reading

A Pilgrimage “thank you” from Sister Ruth

Glory to Jessus Christ! Dear Friends and Fellow Pilgrims, How can we not be filled with joy after experiencing the peace and blessings of our 85th Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help! Each Pilgrimage is like a … Continue reading

Vatican Synod on protection of minors in the church

The Synod called by the Holy Father began on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in the Synod Hall at the Vatican in Rome, and it concluded on February 24, 2019 with a Divine Liturgy.

This Synod provided an extraordinary and welcomed opportunity to both engage in an appropriate discussion on a worldwide basis regarding the protection of minors in the Catholic Church and to advance a framework with the vital responsibility and accountability called for by the Holy Father.

The organizing committee had gathered information from all of the Bishop’s Conferences of the all the Roman and Eastern Catholic Churches of the world in preparation for the Synod. I, as the representative of the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church in the United States, appreciated the discussions of the reports and to the formulation of the critical next steps to be taken by the Catholic Church.

With the Holy Father and the other participants of the Synod, I look forward to the advancement and implementation of our decisions. Please pray that the Holy Father and the Synod participants will continue to be guided by the Continue reading

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Clear Away The Clutter: Shut Out The Noise

Preparations Begin For Philippian Fast Have you checked the tiny print in the upper left hand corner on the November page of your liturgical calendar? (You know, the one you picked up at church and hung in your kitchen.) In … Continue reading

Archbishop Skurla visits Penn State University

Divine Liturgy Celebrated on Feast of the Myrrh-Bearing Women Archbishop William Skurla held a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy to a large gathering in the Eisenhower Chapel at Penn State University on April 30, the Feast of the Myrrh-Bearing Women. In addition … Continue reading

The Art of Pysanky

Following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, March 26, parishioners had the opportunity to participate in a Pysanky-Easter Egg workshop led by our parishioner Barbara Stasiuk. The art of making Pysanky is an ancient tradition which started in Central and Eastern … Continue reading