Friday, December 09, 2011

Eternal Memory, Vladyka Andrew.

Retired Bishop Andrew of the Pittsburgh Metropolia fell asleep in the lord on Dec 8th after being in a car accident. He was serving as the priest for St Nicholas Byzantine Catholic church in Perth Amboy, NJ.

St Nicholas parish was the home of my grandfather, who had met Bishop Andrew (as a priest) in the 1960's.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sister Churches Wait for New Metropolitan

Both the Byzantine Catholic Church in America (BCCA) and the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church (ACROD) are awaiting the selection and elevation of a new Metropolitan. The two churches which are cloesly related are in similar situations following the repose of their respective Metropolitans, Basil of the BCCA and Nicholas of the ACROD.

This situation leaves both churches leaderless in a time of fragility.

Let us pray that the situations are resolved soon.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pascha, again I say Pascha!

Христос Воскресе! Воистину Воскресе!

Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat!

Χριστός Ανέστη! Αληθώς ανέστη!

Kristus vstal z mŕtvych! Naozaj bol vzkriesený!

Христос Воскрес! Воістину Воскрес!

The Feast of Feasts, the resurrection of our Lord is here!
This is the day the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vichnaja pamjat, vladyka Nikolai

Tomorrow is the parastas/ great panachida for (American Carpatho Russian Orthodox Diocese) ACROD Metropolitan Nicholas. I dearly wish I could be there in Perth Amboy. Not only because I had a tiny slice of time to speak one on one with this great man, but also because of his connection to my grandfather, Prof. John Petach, and by association, to the same church, the Byzantine Catholic Metropolia of Pittsburgh.