Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic
Eparchial ByzanTeen Rally Dates Announced

Friday July 30 - Monday August 2, 2021


ByzanTeen Virtual Night Out for May
Altar Server Congress Dates Announced

Altar Server Congress 

 Sunday, August 8 through Thursday August 12,  2021



Eparchial Appointments

Monsignor Mark Condon JCD is relieved of his office as Judical Vicar of the Eparchy of Passaic, effective October 1 ,2020.  We are happy to report that Monsignor Condon has been appointed vicar general of the Diocese of Paterson, NJ.  Congratulations, Monsignor, and thank you for your selfless service to the people of the Eparchy of Passaic!


Very Reverend Eduard Shestak, JCL, STD is appointed Judicial Vicar of the Eparchy of Passaic, effective October 1, 2020.


Rev. Dr. Joseph Bertha PhD is relieved as Administrator of St. John the Baptist Church in Trumbull, Connecticut and appointed Administrator of St. John the Baptist Church in Bayonne, New Jersey and Administrator of St. Mary Church in Jersey City, New Jersey.


Rev. Dr. Hrihoriy Lozinskyy SSD is relieved as Administrator of St. John the Baptist Church in Bayonne, New Jersey and Administrator of St. Mary Church in Jersey City, New Jersey and is appointed Administrator of St.John the Baptist Church in Trumbull, Connecticut.


On October 20, 2020, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the eparchy of SS. Cyril and Methodius of Toronto of the Slovakians of Byzantine Rite in Canada presented by Most Rev. Marián Andrej Pacák, CSsR, and has appointed as Apostolic Administrator sede vacante of the same eparchy, Most Rev. Kurt Burnette of the Eparchy of Passaic in the United States.  Bishop Kurt remains the eparchial bishop of Passaic.

National Basilica
National Basilica



For a limited time, click above to preview

the Eparchy of Passaic's new Publication "Come and See"

Copies of the book are availlable from you pastor or by 

contacting the Director Of Eastern Christian Formation at


Living in or near Brooklyn?



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




Byzantine Outreach in Fort Mill, SC



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.

Capitol Building
Ruthenian Chapel in National Basilica
Vatican Embassy in Washington



I am so inspired at how our people stepped up to take care of each other and their parishes during the epidemic, and how the priests reinvented ministry for our time.  I know many people have lost their income, or had their lives disrupted in other ways.  This year, I ask for financial assistance in the work of the Eparchy only if you can afford it.  If you are unable to assist financially this year, I completely understand.  You need to care for yourself, your own family, and your own parish first.  Please pray for our Eparchy in any case.  As you can see all around the country, people need the light of Jesus Christ more than ever before.  Please pray as never before for God’s mercy and blessings in our country.  I pray every morning to the Mother of God for everyone of you.  May the Holy Virgin protect you under mantle this year.                     

--Bishop Kurt--