A parish family in the Byzantine Catholic Tradition
Who We Are
We are a Byzantine Catholic Church in union with Pope Benedict XVI and under the jurisdiction of the Eparchy of Passaic. We worship according to the Byzantine rite that we share with Eastern Orthodox Churches.
What are services like?
We celebrate the Divine Liturgy every Sunday and Holy Day and a variety of devotional services throughout the year. All services are sung by the entire congregation, led by our cantor, in the Ruthenian plain chant that is a unique feature of our particular Church. Preaching is Bible-based and contemporary. Services are reverent but relaxed. We are beloved children at home in our Father's house.
What is the community like?
Our parish family is made up of families from around Suffolk County. We range in age from newborns to 90 year olds. We are a lively, welcoming community. We host a variety of social and service events and we are justly famous for our Eastern European cuisine. Some of us inherited the Byzantine Tradition from our Ukrainian, Slovak, Rusyn and Hungarian forebears; others of us have chosen this Tradition as our own. Our worship and fellowship is in English.
What if I'm not a Christian?
All persons of good will are welcome. Admission to the sacraments is reserved to properly disposed baptized Catholics. Persons wishing to enter the Byzantine Catholic Church will be personally guided in this decision through prayer and study.
In 30 years of ministry, Fr. Jack has pastored parishes in CT, PA and now Long Island since 2009. He spent nearly 20 years in higher education as a professor and administrator in several colleges, universities and seminaries. He has authored four books and numerous articles in the areas of Scripture and Liturgy.