Pics of an Eastern Catholic Church, and a brief History?


#1

Can some one please provide me with a brief history ( And i mean Brief, like where i can print it out on 1 piece of paper), because I am trying to educate my mom on the Eastern Catholic Churches, She for some odd reason, thought they wern’t Catholic. And can some please provide me with pictures of a Eastern Church that still does things “Old School” (Lack of Better Words). Please, Please, Oh, and in the pics, can you show me some Icons. :smiley: Thank You.


#2

Well, show her an icon of our Lady of Perpetual Help. If she still doesn’t believe ask her if she thinks that the Pope is Catholic because his mother was Ukranian Catholic.


#3

[quote=Mike C]Well, show her an icon of our Lady of Perpetual Help. If she still doesn’t believe ask her if she thinks that the Pope is Catholic because his mother was Ukranian Catholic.
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Well, i can’t show her a icon of OLPH, if i don’t have one . And it’s not that she didn’t believe, i think she gets the Eastern Orthadox, and Eastern Catholics Mixed Up. Thanks for that interesting fact, his mama was a Ukranian Catholic! WOW.

I need a pic of the inside of an Eastern Catholic Church, to show her how most of the Eastern Churches Dont have Pews or Statues.


#4

The pontiff’s Ukrainian roots

July 1, 2001, No. 26, Vol. LXIX

by Roman Woronowycz Kyiv Press Bureau

KYIV - Although it seems to be one of the most closely guarded secrets of the Vatican, the head of the Vatican’s press service admitted in very convoluted language on June 24 that indeed Pope John Paul II has Ukrainian blood on his mother’s side.

During a press conference the holy father’s press secretary, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, told hundreds of reporters that one of the reasons the pope placed special significance on his trip to Ukraine was because he has roots here.

“I believe that there is a reason, and it is the biological element of his biography,” explained Mr. Navarro-Valls somewhat obtusely.

But his statement, along with assertions by other sources, makes the matter clear: the pope’s mother was Ukrainian and that makes him at least partly so.

Emilia Kacharovska, the mother of Karol Wojtyla Jr., who would become Pope John Paul II in 1978, was born in a village outside of Drohobych. During the tsarist effort to rid Ukraine of the “Uniate” element in Ukraine, that is the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, the Kacharovskys moved into the Krakow area, according to materials released by the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church’s press service. In time, the Kacharovsky clan, which had spoken both Ukrainian and Polish, became completely Polonized.

In Krakow, Emilia met Karol Wojtyla Sr., and they were married. In 1920 the future pope was born. At the age of 8 young Karol lost his mother, when she died of heart problems.

The holy father has never denied his Ukrainian roots, although he refers to his mother as a Rusyn rather than a Ukrainian. The Ukrainian government news organ, Uriadovyi Kurier, in a June 23 story claimed that Pope John Paul II made such an assertion at Harvard University in a speech he gave at the Ukrainian Research Institute. The newspaper did not mention the date of the speech but cited a book by Prof. Isidore Nahaievsky as the source of the information.

ewtn.com/vexperts/showmessage_print.asp?number=375382


#5

Ryan,

LOTS of pics and info here…

saintelias.com/

a pilgrim


#6

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Please refer your mother to these two North American websites:

Saint Elias Ukrainian Catholic church

and

Annunciation Byzantine Catholic church

Both have several pictures, the Saint Elias parish has great explanatory material. The congregation is oriented toward the Ukrainian people mostly, but all are welcome. The Annunciation parish (very Anglo-American with Rusyn roots) is the one I am headed over to right now, so I cannot tarry any longer!

Also print out and give her this explanatory statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference adapted by the United States Catholic bishops:

NCCB letter


#7

Ooops!

I see a Pilgrim beat me to it!

What a guy!


#8

Thanks for the article Fr. Ambrose! :thumbsup:


#9

Ryan,

This is a site which gives a good, brief history of each of the 22 Eastern Catholic Churches and the counterpart Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches

Catholic Near East Welfare Association

If you scroll the listing on the far left, to other parts of the website, you’ll find a link to past editions of CNEWA’s magazine. They have 30 years of it on line, each is full of articles on Eastern Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, many of which are replete with photos.

As to some lovely church photos, including icons, my brothers, Al and Michael, have already pointed you to Saint Elias; let me give you a link to the website of a Master Iconographer, Raymond Mastroberte, where you can see some lovely examples of the spiritual art of icon writing. Although Ray is Orthodox, he has written icons for many Eastern Catholic churches as well. Ray’s son, David, only a few years older than yourself, is an aspiring iconographer and friend to those of us here who also post at the Byzantine Forum.

Icon Gallery

Also, here’s a link to a wonderful site that has music and the text of the Divine Liturgies of many of the Eastern Catholic Churches. Be patient, it is a large site and loads slowly, but is well worth the wait.

SpasiHospodi

Many years,

Neil


#10

[quote=Irish Melkite]Ryan,

This is a site which gives a good, brief history of each of the 22 Eastern Catholic Churches and the counterpart Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches

Catholic Near East Welfare Association

If you scroll the listing on the far left, to other parts of the website, you’ll find a link to past editions of CNEWA’s magazine. They have 30 years of it on line, each is full of articles on Eastern Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, many of which are replete with photos.

As to some lovely church photos, including icons, my brothers, Al and Michael, have already pointed you to Saint Elias; let me give you a link to the website of a Master Iconographer, Raymond Mastroberte, where you can see some lovely examples of the spiritual art of icon writing. Although Ray is Orthodox, he has written icons for many Eastern Catholic churches as well. Ray’s son, David, only a few years older than yourself, is an aspiring iconographer and friend to those of us here who also post at the Byzantine Forum.

Icon Gallery

Also, here’s a link to a wonderful site that has music and the text of the Divine Liturgies of many of the Eastern Catholic Churches. Be patient, it is a large site and loads slowly, but is well worth the wait.

SpasiHospodi

Many years,

Neil
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I found the Icons really cool!
Surprised that there were some
Icons of the Roman Church too!

go with God!
Edwin


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