EXPERIENCE THE RICHNESS OF THE LITURGICAL TRADITIONS AND JOIN OUR LITURGY AT 10:00 AM
We are honored to welcome His Grace, The Most Rev. Milan Ľach, SJ, Bishop of Parma, OH, to celebrate an Eastern (Byzantine) Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with our parish community.
The Divine Liturgy of Our Holy Father John Chrysostom will be accompanied by the choir from St. Basil Byzantine Catholic Church in Sterling Heights.
The Byzantine Church is one the several churches that create the communion of the Catholic Church. The Byzantine Church origins from the Eastern ecclesial tradition and is in union with Rome. It shares the same basic faith and the same mysteries (sacraments), however, its way of expressing them follows the same tradition as the Orthodox churches.
The eastern liturgical tradition reaches back to the early centuries of Christianity in the eastern parts of the Roman Empire. The mission of SS. Cyril & Methodius brought Eastern Christianity to Central Europe and eventually led to conversion of the Ruthenian people.
Ruthenian Byzantine Catholics began their faith journey in the homeland of their ancestors, known variously as Carpathian Rus’, Transcarpathia, Carpatho-Ruthenia, Carpatho-Russia, and Carpatho-Ukraine, or presently eastern Slovakia, southwest Ukraine, northeast Hungary and northwest Romania. With oversees immigration, these people eventually settled in many areas of the U.S.
Bishop Ľach is bishop of the Eparchy of Parma that encompasses the geographical area of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. The Eparchy of Parma is celebrating its golden jubilee – 50 years of existence.