- 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 bishopis 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 suffraganof 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.
The creation of a new eparchy for the western United States was proposed by the metropolitan
synodin 1981. The Congregation for the Oriental Churchesin the Holy Seerecommended 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 Delegateto the United States; and Timothy Cardinal Manning, Archbishop of Los Angeles. Thomas Dolinaywas the first bishopof the eparchy.
mother churchof the eparchy is the Cathedral of St. Mary in Sherman Oaks, California, which was damaged in the Northridge earthquakein 1994. The bishop's residence and eparchial offices were relocated to St. Stephen Pro-Cathedralin Phoenix, Arizona. The eparchy has a second pro-cathedral, St. Nicholas of Myra Pro-Cathedralin Anchorage, Alaska.
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
*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
* [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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