Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic
Saint Nicholas Pilgrimage at Carpathian Village


Saint Nicholas Pilgrimage

August 5, 2018

11th Sunday after Pentecost

Prefestive of the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ


Carpathian Village / Saint Nicholas Shrine

802 Snow Hill Road + Cresco, PA 18326



  11:00 AM   Welcome and Blessing of Pilgrims Begins (Picnic Pavilion)

  11:15 AM   Devotion to Saint Nicholas (Shrine Altar) w/Panachida 

                     for Deceased Clergy and Pilgrims       

  11:30 AM   Food Service Begins (Picnic Pavilion & Upper Tent)

   12:30 PM   Confessions Begin (Shrine Gazebo)

   12:45 PM   Healing Service with Anointing (Shrine Altar)

    1:00 PM   Children’s Program (Lower Tent)

    2:50 PM   Procession from Lower Tent to Shrine Altar

    3:00 PM   Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with Ordinations to Minor Orders 

                    (Shrine Altar)

                    Anointing with Oil of Saint Nicholas from Bari, Italy

                    Blessing and Distribution of Fruit


Golf Club Car Service available for those with difficulty walking. Restroom Facilities for those with physical disabilities also available.

Let’s pray that God blesses us with great weather and a beautiful day through the intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos and Our Holy Father Nicholas, of course!



We Welcome Our New Priests and Their Families to the Eparchy of Passaic
Reverend Sergij Deiak
Reverend Sergij Deiak
Reverend Sergij Deiak
Reverend Andriy Kovach
Reverend Andriy Kovach
Reverend Andriy Kovach

Reverend Sergij Deiak is serving as Parochial Vicar at Saint Gregory of Nyssa Byzantine Catholic Church in Beltsville, MD

Reverend Andriy Kovach is serving at Parochial Vicar at Saint Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Mont Clare, PA and Blessed Virgin Mary Byzantine Catholic Church in Coatesville, PA

Reverend Vasyl Sokolovich
Reverend Vasyl Sokolovich
Reverend Vasyl Sokolovich
Reverend Yuriy Oros
Reverend Yuriy Oros
Reverend Yuriy Oros

Reverend Vasyl Sokolovich is serving as Parochial Vicar or Our Lady of Perpetual Help Byzantine Catholic Church in Levittown, PA

Reverend Yuriy Oros is serving as Parochial Administrator at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Byzantine Catholic Church in Trenton, NJ and Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Roebling, NJ

Reverend Hryhoriy Lozinskyy
Reverend Hryhoriy Lozinskyy
Reverend Hryhoriy Lozinskyy

Reverend Hryhoriy Lozinskyy is serving as Parochial Vicar at Saint Mary Byzantine Church in Jersey City.

Pope Francis Names the Most Reverend Milan Lach, SJ

as Bishop of the Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma

June 1, 2018

 WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has appointed as Bishop of the Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma, the Most Reverend Milan Lach, SJ, who up until now served as apostolic administrator of the Eparchy.

The Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma is the Catholic eparchy governing most Ruthenian Catholics in the mid-western United States. It is headquartered in Parma, Ohio.

The appointment was publicized in Washington, DC, June 1, 2018 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Bishop Lach, 44, was born in Kežmarok, Slovakia in 1973. In 1992, he was admitted to the Greek-catholic seminary in Prešov and in 1995 entered the novitiate of the Society of Jesus in Trnava, Slovakia. He continued his studies at Trnava University and also studied at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, where he obtained a master's degree from the Eastern Church Sciences and later, a doctorate degree. In 2009, he began working at the Center of Spirituality East – West of Michal Lacko in Košice, Slovakia.

He was ordained a deacon of the Society of Jesus on November 11, 2000 and was ordained a priest on July 1, 2001. He was appointed auxiliary bishop of Prešov and titular bishop of Ostracine on April 19, 2013. He was ordained as auxiliary bishop of Prešov and titular bishop of Ostracine, June 1, 2013.  On June 24, 2017, Pope Francis named Bishop Lach as apostolic administrator of the sede vacante (vacant see) of the Epharcy of Parma for the Ruthenians.

The Eparchy of Parma for the Ruthenians was erected February 21, 1969. Currently, the Eparchy of Parma encompasses the geographical area of Ohio (except the eastern border counties), Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Byzantine Catholics living in those states are members of the local Church of Parma.

Theosis in Action NEW Young Adult Ministry


The Eparchial Young Adult Ministry Commission announces:

Theosis in Actionthe Young Adult Ministry of the Eparchy of Passaic. 


The mission of this new ministry is: 

“to serve Byzantine Catholic young adults from the Eparchy of Passaic and beyond as well as inquirers

of goodwill by providing them with resources to grow in their faith and opportunities for fellowship as they navigate through adulthood.”


Saint John Paul the Great said,

"Dear young people, let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ, and spread that light wherever you are."


Through social media and in-person events, Theosis In Action will help young adults spread the light of Christ in this secular world, 

inspiring this generation to learn about, defend and proclaim their faith.


To learn more, visit our websiteand facebook page

or email:

Christopher Russo ( )

Adriana Shubeck ( )


Thank you!  We look forward to hearing from you and God bless!




Living In or Near the Brooklyn Borough?


The Divine Liturgy is now being celebrated in Brooklyn, New York!

Sundays at 8:00 a.m. at: 

Saint Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church

215 Exeter Street

Brooklyn, New York 11235


Come, pray with us and see our growing community!

For more information please contact Father Iaroslav Korostil



New Byzantine Catholic Community Forming


A Byzantine Catholic community is forming at St. Philip Neri RC Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill, South Carolina (about a half hour drive from Charlotte, North Carolina). Please join us as we grow our community and celebrate together the Byzantine Divine Liturgy.


Father Steven Galuschik of All Saints Byzantine Catholic Church in North Fort Myers, Florida began celebrating the Divine Liturgy with the community at the end of October, 2017. This community will serve the northern part of South Carolina as well as Charlotte, North Carolina. 


Please share  this information with your friends and family, especially those who have moved "down South." The Divine Liturgy is celebrated on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. If you would like to participate in any way, or have questions please contact Ron Somich at 440-477-6389 or at or visit the website at for news, upcoming gatherings and service times. 






Mary, the Helper of Mothers   

The Albazinskaya Mother of God









Parish rebate checks 

have been mailed!

Look for yours soon!


Watch for the

which will begin 

October 1, 2018.    




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