The Divine Liturgy
The Typikon (the liturgical guide) for the daily Divine Liturgy. This is an essential resource for effectively praying and studying the liturgical prayer of the Byzantine Catholic Church. The Typikon is edited by Father Taras Chaparin.
Adult Faith Formation
Online Faith Formation classes – Open to All!
Starting September 20, 2016, the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix Department of Evangelization and Religious Education is hosting a series of online adult education classes. There will be a series of talks on Tuesdays and standalone courses on some Thursdays. Anyone with a computer, phone or tablet can attend via online conference technology. Click the here to Register for the event so you can receive connection details and reminders. Courses are completely free!
Information about Byzantine Catholic Faith
- Christ Our Pascha (the Ukrainian Catholic Catechism, 2016)
- Eastern Christians and Their Churches (.pdf)
- The Vibrant Parish –a place to encounter the living Christ
The Catholic Church
- The Holy See
- The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
- The Stamford Eparchy
- The US Conference of Catholic Bishops
Eastern Christian ProLife
The Pro-Life ministry advocates the teaching God as revealed through Divine Revelation and the consistent teaching of the universal Church that human life is to be protected and respected from conception to natural death. Our Byzantine Catholic Church is NOT silent in the face of this evil, especially when inaccurate messages as to when human life begins and ends. Participation in Pro-Life work is not for a select few; it is the work each-and-every Christian.
Pro-Life work includes our understanding:
- Each person is made in the image and likeness of God and thus has dignity from conception to natural death; at conception we are persons, not mere cells;
- Surgical and chemical abortion of a human person after conception is sinful; including birth control methods which prevent the implantation into the mother’s uterus of the developing human being;
- Intentionally withholding or withdrawing medical care which provides ordinary life support is sinful;
- Extraordinary life support for extended periods of time are not obligatory; however a person should NEVER be denied hydration and nutrition;
- Correcting and, if necessary, opposing civil or medical proponents which deny respect for human life. Teaching respect-life through parishes and media.
On Facebook you will find a page entitled “Eastern Pro Life.” This page is accessible by anyone; those who are registered on Facebook may also make comments and view additional features.
The March for Life is an annual prayer and witness event held each January in Washington, D.C. Since 1973, this peaceful demonstration has taken place on January 22 – the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to make abortion legal and available on demand in all 50 states. The night before the March Holy Mass is offered in various liturgical Rites at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
40 Days for Life is a Pro-Life initiative with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion. The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion. Join a 40 Days For Life campaign near you
Eastern Christian Educational Institutes
- Pontifical Oriental Institute (Rome)
- The Sheptytsky Institute (Ottawa)
- Society of St. John Chrysostom
- St. Basil Seminary (Stamford)
- St. Josaphat Seminary (Washington, DC)
- Ss. Cyril and Methodius Seminary (Pittsburgh)
- Ukrainian Catholic Educational Foundation (Chicago & Toronto)
- Ukrainian Heritage Center (New Haven)
- Ukrainian Museum and Library of Stamford
- Christ the Bridegroom Monastery
- Holy Annunciation Monastery
- Holy Cross Monastery
- St. Josaphat’s Monastery
- Holy Resurrection Monastery
- Holy Transfiguration Skete – Society of St. John
Books, Publications and Supplies