Sunday, August 12, 2012

Different rites, all Catholic

This chart shows the various Catholic liturgical families (rites) and their ancestry. Jerusalem, the place of the founding of the Catholic Church, came first in time. Then three major branches eventually formed within the Church: Roman, Antiochian and Alexandrian. The Ukrainian Catholic Church is part of the Antiochian branch, specifically coming under the Byzantine rite. The Catechism, quoting from Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Second Vatican Council's Constitution on Divine Liturgy, states:

"The liturgical traditions or rites presently in use in the Church are the Latin . . . and the Byzantine, Alexandrian or Coptic, Syriac, Armenian, Maronite and Chaldean rites. In 'faithful obedience to tradition, the sacred Council declares that Holy Mother Church holds all lawfully recognized rites to be of equal right and dignity, and that she wishes to preserve them in the future and to foster them in every way.'" (CCC 1203). from this Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic website

Meet the Pastor

the privilege of celebrating the Divine Liturgy & serving God's children
Director of Spiritual Care at St John's Regional Medical Center
Volunteer Police Chaplain
Father to Four Children

A Visit from the Bishop

during the creed
Bishop John-Michael Botean visited our mission a few months ago. We were happy that he was able to visit in this busy year of his visit to the Holy Father.  We were blessed to also have an honor guard from the Knights of Columbus as well as visiting deacons and priests. As you might surmise, Fr Calin loves a crowded altar!

Our Icons

Because we celebrate the Divine Liturgy in a Roman-rite parish, a few changes are needed to make the space more 'Eastern.' We were very blessed to receive four life-sized, portable icons written by Mrs. Mila Mina, a very accomplished iconographer and mother of a priest and future deacon. Many years, Mila!

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Welcome to our little space on the web! I hope that this blog will be a place where we can share information on the mission as well as the Byzantine Catholic rite, spirituality & the entire Catholic Church.

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Fr Calin-Liviu Tamiian