special summer announcement
The Pyrohy making and sales season begins in September
and ends in May.
Between July 12 and September 6, inclusive, we offer two
Divine Liturgies and one Matinal Liturgy on the weekends so
that one may fulfill their Sunday obligation to gather.
The first is an anticipated Divine Liturgy with Vespers
which is served on Saturday evenings; sung or recited by the
congregation in English at 5:00 pm.
The second is a Divine Liturgy sung by the congregation
about two-thirds in English and one third in Ukrainian at
9:30 am, unless a substitute priest chooses a different
On most Sunday mornings during the summer we MAY also have a
Reader’s Liturgy of Matins, also called “Morning Prayer”, in
English at 8:00 am.
In any case, please do consult the previous Sunday’s church
bulletin or our parish web site for any changes to the above
If you wish to receive the Holy Mystery of Confession please
come to church on Saturdays between 4:00 and 4:30 pm.
You may leave a message for Father Pastor at the church
office (412-431-2531) to call you back to set up a
confession time that would be more convenient for you
Work has begun on repairing the towers at
St. John's. The Stewardship Council awarded the contract to
Ski Masonry. The
cost for this tower's repairs is $22,820.00.
Thanks to a $10,000 grant from The Pittsburgh History
and Landmarks Foundation, we are able to begin the task of
preserving our church. St. John's, with its domes and towers
not only represents our heritage, but also stands as a
symbol of Pittsburgh's history.
We are very grateful for the Foundation's
assistance with this endeavor. We are also grateful to those
who have donated to the Stewardship Fund. This is the first
of eight towers that we will have to fix. Due to the cost,
we can only do one tower at a time. If you would like to
help, you can send a check to: St. John's Stewardship
Council c/o 95 S. Seventh St. Pittsburgh, PA. 15203
from Sunday of the Samaritan Woman and Theodosius May 3rd,
from the Pastor:
"While 'Ukrainian' is in the
title of our Church, one need not be ethnically Ukrainian to join this parish. The Ukrainian Catholic Church is a church that comes from the Ukrainian people, but is for the entire human race. We live out our Catholic faith according to the Byzantine Rite
(which means that our theology, liturgy, spirituality and canon law are non-Latin or non-Roman), while maintaining full Eucharistic communion with the Catholic Church in Rome. More information is available on our about us page."
- Fr. Ivan Chirovsky
If you are looking for a spiritual home, consider our Parish
Community, which is founded on one of the most important
gifts of the Holy Spirit: the fullness of Holy Tradition,
just as it was handed down to us from Jesus, to the
apostles, to the bishops.
Please visit our
Eastern Dignity page to read an important message from John
Paul II (The Great) on why conversion is required of the Latin
Church that she may respect and fully appreciate the dignity of
Eastern Christians, and accept gratefully the spiritual
treasures of which the Eastern Catholic Churches are bearers, to
the benefit of the entire Catholic communion.
Reflections on who we are
on who we are," by Rev. Mitered Protopresbyter Andriy
Chirovsky, S.Th.D NOTE pages 10-12 are blurry.
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Two different traditions - One Catholic Church
Steps Toward A Reunited Church
A sketch of an Orthodox/Catholic vision for the future
given by The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological
Consultation Georgetown University, Washington, DC October
Catholic in good standing?
In a poll conducted by Bishops in the U.S. which was
released in April of 2008: 68 % of all Catholics surveyed
believed that they could be in good standing with the Church
without going to Mass / Divine Liturgy weekly.
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