Get to know the Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church

Many of the Eastern-rite Catholic Churches are unfamiliar to most Roman Catholics. The Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church, also known in the United States. as the Byzantine Catholic Church, is another example of this. It is a strong and vibrant community in the

The Maronite experience

A priest stands at the altar, adorned in an array of beautiful vestments, clutching a crucifix, surrounded by icons, incense and bells. In Syriac Aramaic, the everyday language of Jesus and his apostles, he chants the words of consecration: “This is my