Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic

A Double Blessing!

On December 17, 2023, the Eparchy of Passaic will observe two milestone celebrations! First, is the 60th Anniversary of the Canonical Establishment of the Eparchy pf Passaic; and second is the 10th Anniversary of the Consecration of Bishop Kurt and his Installation as the 5th Bishop of Passaic!

The day will begin with gratitude and prayer through the celebration of a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy of Thanksgiving on Sunday, December 17th at 3PM at the Cathedral of St Michael the Archangel in Passaic, NJ, followed by a joyful dinner reception at 5:00PM at the nearby Venetian Banquet Facility in Garfield, NJ.

All the Faithful in the Eparchy of Passaic are invited to attend and join their voices in prayers of gratitude for our past and prayers of hope for our future – as well as to celebrate with our Chief Shepherd, Bishop Kurt on his 10th anniversary!

See the invitation link below for additional information. Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him Forever!

Anniversary Invitation

Very Reverend Ronald Barusefski appointed Rector of the Byzantine Catholic Seminary

New Rector Appointed to Byzantine Catholic Seminary

Appointment of bishop of the eparchy of Parma of the Ruthenians, U.S.A.

The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Robert Mark Pipta, of the clergy of the eparchy of Holy Protection of Mary of Phoenix of the Ruthenians, until now rector of the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Pittsburgh, as bishop of Parma of the Ruthenians, United States of America.

Curriculum vitae

Msgr. Robert Mark Pipta was born on 7 April 1967 in Anaheim, California, United States of America.

He was awarded a diploma by the University of California in Irvine, specializing in art and music (1985-1990). He entered the Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Pittsburgh, where he completed his theological studies (1990-1994), and he was ordained a priest on 21 April 1994 for the eparchy of Holy Protection of Mary of Phoenix of the Ruthenians.

He has held the following offices: deputy parish priest in various parishes; parish priest of the parish of Holy Angels Byzantine Catholic Church in San Diego (2004-2014); member of the Intereparchial Music and Liturgy Commission; consultor of the Eparchial College; director of vocations and of Alive in Christ (annual youth camp); and ecclesiastical notary of the eparchy of Phoenix (1994-1997). In 2014 he was appointed rector of the Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Pittsburgh.

Bishop Kurt Burnette's Proclamation





November 2-5 2023

Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Hillsborough, NJ 

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New Washing Machines Arrive in Ukraine
New Washing Machines Arrive in Ukraine
New Washing Machines Arrive in Ukraine
The Eparchy of Passaic donated Washers
The Eparchy of Passaic donated Washers
The Eparchy of Passaic donated Washers
Volunteers help refugees with laundry
Volunteers help refugees with laundry
Volunteers help refugees with laundry

Epiphany of Our Lord

Gaithersburg, MD


Established in October 1996, Epiphany of Our Lord Mission Community is a group of Byzantine-Ruthenian Catholics of the Eparchy (or Diocese) of Passaic, New Jersey, living in and around upper Montgomery County, Maryland. This mission of Epiphany of Our Lord Church-Annandale serves the spiritual needs of approximately 30 families in the Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Germantown area, located along the I-270 Technology Corridor. Many of these individuals are descendants of second and third generation immigrants from Central and Eastern Europe who worshipped in an Eastern Christian, or Byzantine, style but within the fullness of the worldwide Catholic Church. We welcome all, regardless of ethnic background, to join us in prayer.

JOIN US AT OUR NEW LOCATION:  9301 Warfield Road, Gaithersburg, MD

For Divine Liturgy Schedule see below






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 Catholic Outreach

The Villages, Florida


Served from Saint Anne Byzantine Catholic Church,
New Port Richey, Florida.
“A loving, praying community giving Glory to Jesus Christ!”
Divine Liturgy Every Saturday, 11:00 AM.

Served by Father Oleksiy Nebesnyk
Christ Lutheran Church, 15699 SE 80th Ave, Summerfield, FL  34491
Outreach Contact /Phone: 727-849-1190


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 for news, upcoming gatherings and service times.