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  Ruthenian Catholic Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ruthenian Catholics are descended from those to whom Saints Cyril and Methodius brought Christianity and the Byzantine Rite in their missionary outreach to the Slavic peoples in the ninth century.
One problem preventing organization of the Ruthenian Catholic Church under a single synod is the desire of some of the priests and faithful of the Eparchy of Mukacheve that it should be part of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
Ruthenian parishes stress acceptance of the Pope and of the Catholic Church and its teachings (with an Eastern expression).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ruthenian_Catholic_Church   (599 words)

  
 The Ruthenian Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Despite this sad turn of events, the American Greek Catholics in union with Rome continued to grow and establish new parishes; and, in 1950, Saints Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary was established by the second Bishop of Pittsburgh, Daniel Ivancho, for the spiritual and educational formation of a native clergy.
The term "Greek Catholic" would change to "Byzantine Catholic," stressing that the church was not Hellenic (Greek) in nationality, and that the spirituality and liturgical services were of the Byzantine Rite; also, English, now the vernacular, became the dominant liturgical language.
The Byzantine Catholic Church is an Eastern Church in union with Rome; Carpatho-Rusyn in background and flavor, but indeed an American Eastern Church celebrating the Gospel in words, symbols, and action.
www.dreamwater.org /edu/passaic/history.htm   (1302 words)

  
 Ruthenian Church
In spite of the desire of the Ruthenian Catholics to have their own ecclesiastical organization, for more than a century the Ruthenian bishop of Mukaèevo was only the ritual vicar of the Latin bishop of Eger, and Ruthenian priests served as assistants in Latin parishes.
In 1996 Pope John Paul II established an Apostolic Exarchate for Catholics of the Byzantine rite in the Czech Republic and appointed Fr.
One reason for the establishment of this jurisdiction—which was officially classified as belonging to the Ruthenian rite—was to regularize the situation of married Latin priests secretly ordained in Czechoslovakia under communist rule.
www.faswebdesign.com /ECPA/Byzantine/Ruthenian.html   (1170 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Manchester
A suffragan of the Archdiocese of Boston, U.S.A. The city of Manchester is situated on the Merrimac River, in the State of New Hampshire, and was granted its charter 10 July, 1846.
At the bishop's death the Catholic population was 104,000, and the priests numbered 107.
He served as curate at St. Anne's Church, Manchester, and the Immaculate Conception Church, Portsmouth, and in 1898 came to the cathedral at Manchester as chancellor of the diocese and secretary to Bishop Bradley.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09584b.htm   (955 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ruthenians
The Ruthenians or Little Russians in Russia and Bukowina belong to the Greek Orthodox Church, whilst those of Galicia and Hungary are Greek Catholics in unity with the Holy See.
The Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church in Austria-Hungary is represented by one province in Galicia, Austria, and three dioceses in Hungary.
For instance, there is a Protestant catechism using the name of the Catholic Church and teaching the seven sacraments, and there are Protestant so-called evangelical missionaries who use vestments, candles, censers, crucifixes, and holy water, with apparently all the Greek Catholic ritual, having even the official Greek Catholic mass-books on the altar.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13278a.htm   (2047 words)

  
 St. Louis Review Online
However, the Ruthenians are considered separate from the Ukrainians, said the priest, noting the Carpathian mountains serve as a dividing line for the two nationalities.
In the 1970s, the church building was sold and the parish moved to Concord Village, in southwest St. Louis County, as St. Mary Assumption Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Byzantine Catholics also receive Communion under both species, a practice that Father Selzer said the Ruthenians "never abandoned." The Precious Blood, he said, is distributed using a spoon, which is not supposed to touch the recipient’s mouth.
www.stlouisreview.com /article.php?id=10957   (1326 words)

  
 Catholic Community Forum Discussion Groups - "one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church"
The distinctions of Rites in the Church are unnecessary.
The Catholic Church is a communion of 24 Churches.
The Catholic church is composed of many flavors, but all have unity in faith (if they didn't they would be heretics) and unity in communion (schismatics).
www.catholic-forum.com /forums/showthread.php?p=30249#post30249   (1055 words)

  
 Church & Liturgy Education Links - Catholic Answers Forums
Churches that utilize the Byzantine Rite, technically, are properly styled 'Eastern Catholic Churches', with most of the remainder appropriately termed 'Oriental Catholic'; the Maronite and Chaldean Catholic Churches properly fall into neither classification but, for convenience, are usually discussed in common with the Oriental Catholic Churches.
The US Metropolitinate of the Ruthenian Catholic Church has adopted the term 'Byzantine' as an integral aspect of its name, not without some negative reaction from those of other Churches which are also Byzantine in their origins.
The Apostolic Exarchate of Moscow for Byzantine Russian Catholics in Russia and the Apostolic Exarchate of Harbin for Russian Byzantines and All Oriental Rite Catholics in China.
forums.catholic.com /showthread.php?t=12783   (5523 words)

  
 07History-Church
The Byzantine Catholic Church is a body of faithful who are disciples of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ and who are in communion with the Pope of Rome yet whose religious patrimony, distinct from that of Roman Catholics, took shape in fourth-century Byzantium (Constantinople, present-day Istanbul).
The history of the Ruthenian Catholic Church in the United States began in the late 1880's with the immigration of numerous families and individuals from Eastern Europe.
The continued growth and stability of the Ruthenian Catholic Church was again recognized in 1969 when an additional eparchy was created in Parma, Ohio and the entire church in America was raised to a Metropolia.
www.archangelgabriel.org /06-History/history.htm   (1172 words)

  
 Ruthenian Metropolitan Dies on April 24
The Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Church in the United States was established to serve Greek Catholic faithful originating from the Carpathian mountain region of Eastern Europe, in what is today the Transcarpathian Oblast of Ukraine, Eastern Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia.
This visionary accomplishment secured the education of generations of Greek Catholic Ruthenian priests in the United States, at a time when the seminaries in Uzhorod and Prijasiv in Subcarpathina Rus' were no longer open because of the communist destruction of the Greek Catholic Church in Eastern Europe.
After the canonical erection of the Byzantine Ruthenian Metropolitan Province in 1969, a third eparchy was established by Rome in Parma, Ohio, to serve the Midwest and West Coast parishes.
www.uaoc.org /ruthenian.html   (975 words)

  
 Greek Catholic Union
At that time, the Greek Catholic churches in the United States had no hierarchs of their own and were placed accordingly under the jurisdiction of the local Roman Catholic bishops.
In addition the practice of holding church property in the name of parish trustees was prohibited in favor of the Roman Catholic practice of placing all property in the name of the local bishop as corporation sole.
The Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church possesses the unique distinction of having launched two viable Orthodox Churches within a span of less that 40 years, not intentionally, of course, but unhappily as the result of Roman Catholic intolerance.
www.byzantines.net /epiphany/gcu.htm   (1402 words)

  
 Local Catholic Church History and Catholic Ancestors - Pennsylvania
Annunciation of the B.V.M. Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church
Introduction to the Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church, by Fr.
Hierarchy of the Melkite Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton
home.att.net /~Local_Catholic/CatholicUS-PhiladelphiaPA.htm   (4930 words)

  
 Epiphany Byzantine Catholic Church, Roswell Georgia - Our Identity
In summary, one can say that the Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Metropolia of the United States is an autonomous church (church sui juris) in the Constantinopolitan tradition observing the Byzantine rite.
The term "Greek Catholic" continues to be used by all other Eastern Catholics of the Constantinoplitan and Antiochene ecclesial traditions in the United States and elsewhere in the world.
Outside of the United States, Ruthenian Catholics continue to be known as Greek Catholics.
www.byzantines.net /epiphany/ouridentity.htm   (438 words)

  
 Local Catholic Church History and Genealogy Research Guide and Worldwide Directory
Introduction to the Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church.
Hierarchy of the Melkite Catholic Church : Eparchy of Newton
Ruthenians, Immigration and the Greek - Catholic Church in Passaic, New Jersey:
home.att.net /~Local_Catholic   (4838 words)

  
 Saint Ann Roman Catholic Church - Phoenixville, PA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The oldest parish, St. Agnes Church in West Chester had been founded in 1793, and the second parish, St. Patrick's Church in Norristown was established in 1835.
Two of these Catholic Churches would be of the Eastern Rite: St. Michael's Ruthenian Catholic Church established in 1897 in neighboring Mont Clare, and Ss.
The rectory was built on the portion of the lot south of the Church at a cost of about $12,000, paid for by the congregation to supplement the donation of the property by Father Wagner.
www.churchofsaintann.org /HistoryOfStAnns.shtml   (882 words)

  
 Assumption Province Vocations Byzantine Liturgy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
According to the Constitution on the Church of the Second Vatican Council, Lumen Gentium, the Catholic Church is understood to be “a corporate body of churches,” united with the Pope in Rome, who serves as the guardian of unity (LG, no. 23).
Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary was established by the second Bishop of Pittsburgh, Daniel Ivancho, for the spiritual and educational formation of a native clergy.
In 2002, Basil Schott, O.F.M., the Eparch of Parma, was enthroned as the fourth Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Pittsburgh.
www.ofm-usa.com /assumption/ByzLit.htm   (2309 words)

  
 August 18 DAILY CATHOLIC TEXT Section Two (aug18tx2.htm)
The Ruthenian Church in the United States is a "sui juris" body.
Conservative Catholics, with some aid from Polish emigrants in the United States, began erecting the crosses after Jewish groups called for the removal of one large cross from a building which had once housed a Carmelite convent.
Church authorities in Guatamala are already upset with the investigation being conducted by the Guatamalan government over the killing of Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera, an auxiliary bishop of the diocese who championed human rights and was murdered shortly after speaking out against the government.
www.dailycatholic.org /issue/Aug/aug18tx2.htm   (1470 words)

  
 Catholic World News : POPE LEADS CELEBRATION OF UZHOROD ANNIVERSARY
The Union of Uzhorod, the Pontiff continued, was prompted by an appeal for full communion among all the Christian churches, issued by the Council of Florence in 1439 in an effort to overcome the schism that had led to the break between Rome and the Orthodox churches.
It was preceded by the Union of Brest in 1595, which restored communion between Rome and the Ukrainian Christian community centered in Kiev, constituting the Ukrainian Catholic Church, the largest of the Eastern-rite churches in union with Rome.
Until receiving that recognition, the Ruthenian Catholics preserved their own liturgical rites, but were governed by bishops of the Latin rite.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=2745   (459 words)

  
 FAQ on Eastern Catholicism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Eastern Catholic Churches are, by definition, from Eastern countries such as Romania and the Ukraine.
Latinization is the wrongheaded practice of forcing Eastern Catholics to conform to the practices of the Roman Rite.
During the Middle Ages, the Church had numerous smaller "sub-rites", which were essentially local alternate liturgies, not full-blown cultural expressions of Catholicism with their own canon law, traditions, etc. Most of these disappeared during the time of the Protestant revolt.
home.nyc.rr.com /mysticalrose/eastfaq.html   (1600 words)

  
 St. Anne Byzantine Catholic Church
We are an Eastern Catholic Church (Ruthenian) in communion with the Patriarch of the West, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.
While the Roman Catholic Church is by far the largest and most powerful of these 23 churches, it is only a part of the whole Catholic Church.
There are several Churches, including the Ruthenian, the Melkite, and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, to mention a few and we share in the inheritance of the Byzantine Religious Culture of the Christian East.
www.stanne-byzcath.org   (346 words)

  
 Homiletic & Pastoral Review - June, 2001
The Eastern Catholic churches have never used Latin as their liturgical language and their Divine Liturgy (their Mass) is structured somewhat differently from the Roman Mass.
Eastern Catholic churches exist in India, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, southern Italy, as well as in many countries of eastern Europe, and as a result of emigration, in the Americas.
Those of us who are Latin Catholics should aid them, not only by our prayers, but by exhibiting an attitude of fraternal charity and justice toward the Eastern Catholic churches, so as to help remove any suspicions on the part of the separated Eastern churches that we are secretly hoping to latinize all Byzantine Christians.
www.catholic.net /rcc/Periodicals/Homiletic/2001-06/storck.html   (2479 words)

  
 M-35 Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church of the Ascension - Province of Manitoba | General Page
M-35 Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church of the Ascension - Province of Manitoba
The church is nevertheless a profound example of the deep faith that many pioneers—no matter what their religious affiliation—brought to their new homeland.
The Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church of the Ascension, built in 1940, is a powerful reminder of hardships accepted and of faith rewarded.
www.gov.mb.ca /chc/hrb/mun/m035.html   (103 words)

  
 Catholic World News : Eastern-rite Church set to ordain married men
PITTSBURGH (CWNews.com) -- The American leaders of the Byzantine-rite Ruthenian Catholic Church have announced their plans to resume ordaining married men to the priesthood.
The decision to allow ordination of married men is the most noteworthy element in a new set of laws for the Ruthenian Catholic metropolitan region centered on the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh, which stretches across the United States.
The new laws for the Ruthenian Church were promulgated in response to the new Code of Canon Law for the Eastern Catholic churches, which call upon the "sui juris" churches-- those which enact their own laws-- to set up particular statutes clarifying the matters which are not covered in the Code.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewrec.cfm?RefNum=8277   (266 words)

  
 Saints Peter and Paul Ukranian Catholic Church
The Southside church became the place of worship for all immigrants in the surrounding area until such a time as the various localities could support their own church.
Early in 1907 a small group of Ukrainian catholic men took the initiative and contacted Rev. Stefanowych of Saint John The Baptist Church for assistance and advice in the matter: and zealously pursued their dream for a Ukrainian Catholic Church of their own in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.
The cemetery of Saints Peter and Paul was renovated, with the addition of a new cross, a memorial to the war dead erected, and the paving of the road.
sspeter-paul.org   (1224 words)

  
 M-160 Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Province of Manitoba | General Page
M-160 Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Province of Manitoba
With its compact nave and enormous and beautifully-shaped dome, this church is a memorable piece of architectural design.
Built in 1937 to replace an earlier church from 1910, the building was erected under the direction of M. Sawchuk.
www.gov.mb.ca /chc/hrb/mun/m160.html   (103 words)

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