Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic


Deacon Timothy Kennedy graduated from the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril & Methodius, Pittsburgh, PA on May 8, 2024, with a Master of Arts in Theology.  Bishop Kurt Burnette will ordain Deacon Tim to the Presbyterate on Saturday, May 25th at 10:00 am at Saint Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church in Rahway, NJ.


Eparchy of Passaic Parishioners:

please see your pastor for the opportunity to attend rally as a guest of the eparchy




June 27- June 30, 2024

Sandiego, CA  

Most Reverend Kurt Burnette
Most Reverend Kurt Burnette
Most Reverend Kurt Burnette

Consecrated 5th Bishop of Passaic December 4th, 2013

May God grant him many blessed years!


Helping Our Neighbors



The heavy rains during the months of December and January have brought a great deal of flooding to theneighborhoods located along the Passaic River, particularly the area of Paterson, NJ which is right next to Our Eparchial Center here in Woodland Park, NJ. If anyone with knowledge of the flooding situation is interested in helping,Bishop Kevin Sweeney, the Bishop of Paterson suggests that you make a donation to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Paterson, and in the comment section write that your donatation is SPECIFICALLY FOR FLOOD VICTIMS and he will make sure those donations are appropriated in that manner.




Upcoming Events

2024  Event Calendar


June 21-30

Mary Helper of Mothers Icon visits Saint Nicholas - Dunellen Parish


June 27-30

ByzanTeen Rally - San Diego


July 14th - 18th

Camp Theotokis - Carpathian Village


July 21st - 25th

Altar Servers Congres - Capathian Village


July 18th - National Shrine of Saint Ann - West Scranton

Special spiritual offerings highlighting this year’s Novena to Saint Ann include the Divine Liturgy of the Byzantine Rite on Tuesday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m., celebrated by Bishop Kurt Burnette of the Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Eparchy of Passaic. On that day there will be no Mass and Novena at 7:30 p.m.


August 4th

Saint Nicholas Pilgrimage - Capathian VIllage


August 10th

Sisters Servant's Annual Pilgrimage - Sloatsburg, NY


August 13th

Evening of Celebration - Saint Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church


August 11th-15th

Camp Saint Nicholas - Carpathian Village


October 5th

Saint Therese Pilgrimage - Holy Annunciation Monastery, Sugarlaof, PA


October 6th 

10th Anniversary of the Beatification of Sr. Miriam Teresa - Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Bayonne, NJ


October 12th - 13th  Centennial celebration of the establishment of the Ruthenian Eparchy and 50th Anniversary fo the Dedicatin of teh Byzantine Ruthenian Chapel in Washington DC.

Events to be held at the Basilica fo teh Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Eiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, Annandale, VA


November 10th

NJ Syncellate Jubilarian Celebration

















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.

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