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Eparchy of Passaic (Ruthenian)

Eparchia Passaicensis Ruthenorum
Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel
Country United States
Ecclesiastical province Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Metropolitan William C. Skurla
- Catholics
(as of 2009)
Denomination Catholic Church
Sui iuris church Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church
Rite Byzantine Rite
EstablishedJuly 6, 1963 (61 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Eparch Kurt Burnette

The Eparchy of Passaic ( Latin: Eparchia Passaicensis Ruthenorum) is an eparchy (diocese) of the Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church on the Atlantic seaboard of the United States. Its episcopal seat is the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel in Passaic, New Jersey. As an Eastern Catholic church, it uses the Byzantine Rite in its services. The Eparchy was erected July 6, 1963.

It is a suffragan diocese of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh in the ecclesiastical province of Pittsburgh. The metropolis is dependent upon the Roman Congregation for the Oriental Churches). Its headquarters are at 445 Lackawanna Avenue, Woodland Park, New Jersey (formerly West Paterson).

On October 29, 2013, Pope Francis appointed Father Kurt Burnette, until then the Rector of Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since October 2012), as Eparch-elect of the Eparchy, succeeding William Skurla. [1] The eparchy's first bishop was Stephen Kocisko. Currently, the Eparchy has 89 parishes under its canonical jurisdiction.



The eparchy encompasses parishes located in the following states:



Other priests of this eparchy who became bishop

See also


  1. ^ "Fr. Kurt Burnette made head of Ruthenian Eparchy of Passaic". Catholic News Agency. Retrieved Nov 17, 2020.
  • Byzantine Catholic Metropolia of Pittsburgh (1999). Byzantine-Ruthenian Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh Directory. Pittsburgh: Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh. ISBN none.
  • Magocsi, Paul Robert and Ivan Pop (2005). Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN  0-8020-3566-3.

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