Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Van Nuys


Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Van Nuys

The Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Van Nuys (Latin: "Eparchia Vannaisensis") is the Catholic eparchy (diocese) governing most Byzantine Catholics in the western United States. Its headquarters are at 8131 North 16th Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The current bishop is the Most Reverend Gerald Dino.

The Eparchy's territorial jurisdiction includes the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. It is a suffragan of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh. Currently, Van Nuys has 19 parishes and one mission under its canonical jurisdiction. Most parishes follow the Ruthenian tradition, although the eparchy includes one parish of the Italo-Albanian tradition.

History

The creation of a new eparchy for the western United States was proposed by the metropolitan synod in 1981. The Congregation for the Oriental Churches in the Holy See recommended the erection of a new eparchy, which was approved by Pope John Paul II. The Eparchy of Van Nuys was canonically erected on March 9, 1982, by Archbishops Stephen Kocisko, Metropolitan of the Metropolia of Pittsburgh; Pío Laghi, Apostolic Delegate to the United States; and Timothy Cardinal Manning, Archbishop of Los Angeles. Thomas Dolinay was the first bishop of the eparchy.

The mother church of the eparchy is the Cathedral of St. Mary in Sherman Oaks, California, which was damaged in the Northridge earthquake in 1994. The bishop's residence and eparchial offices were relocated to St. Stephen Pro-Cathedral in Phoenix, Arizona. The eparchy has a second pro-cathedral, St. Nicholas of Myra Pro-Cathedral in Anchorage, Alaska.

Ordinaries

ee also

* Cathedral of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church
* Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh
* Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh
* Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma
* Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic

References

*cite book | author=Byzantine Catholic Metropolia of Pittsburgh | title=Byzantine-Ruthenian Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh Directory | location=Pittsburgh | publisher=Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh | year=1999 | id=ISBN none
*cite book | author=Magocsi, Paul Robert and Ivan Pop | title=Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture| location=Toronto | publisher=University of Toronto Press | year=2005 | id=ISBN 0-8020-3566-3

External links

* [http://www.eparchy-of-van-nuys.org/index.htm Eparchy of Van Nuys]
* [http://www.archeparchy.org/ The Archeparchy of Pittsburgh]
* [http://www.archeparchy.org/page/metropolia/metropolia.htm Metropolia of Pittsburgh]
* [http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dvnru.html Eparchy of Van Nuys (Ruthenian) at Catholic-Hierarchy.org]
* [http://www.byzcath.org Byzantine Catholic Church in America]
* [http://www.stbasil.org/ St. Basil the Great Parish] , a parish of the Eparchy of Van Nuys in Los Gatos, California


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