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St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church  Pittston, Pennsylvania

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Christ is Risen !   Indeed He is Risen !

 

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We welcome you to St. Michael the Archangel Church, Pittston, Pennsylvania.  We are a Byzantine Catholic Church of the Eastern rite – a Catholic and Apostolic Church embracing love for God in the beauty and expression of the Eastern traditions of the Catholic Church.


As Byzantine Catholics, our spiritual focus is foremost on everything we believe as Catholics, how we live our faith in the fullness of Truth and in relationship with Jesus Christ.  Our heritage is a part of our long history, one that traces its development from the apostolic foundations of the early Church and through generations of ancestors.

Our heritage is multi-faceted. We are Catholic. We are Byzantine Catholic (Eastern rite).  And our church founders were of Carpatho-Rusyn (Ruthenian) ancestry.  All of this provides a sense of the antiquity and depth of our spiritual experiences and the ways we worship God in our personal lives, in all of our church services, and especially in the Divine Liturgy.   We welcome you to experience the beauty of our Divine Liturgies and to visit the many resources on this website to learn more about us.

Our parish was founded in 1911 and our present church building was dedicated in 1915.  On November 1, 2015, our parish celebrated our 100th Anniversary.  Today, we offer our prayers of remembrance and gratitude to those who preceded us in faith and service.

We also share a faith relationship with our sister parish, St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church, located at 271 Tripp Street, Swoyersville.  Together, from both parish families, we pray to God to continue to bless our clergy, those in ministry service, the members of both parishes, visitors, and communities.   God Grant them many Blessed Years!

  • We invite everyone to visit our church.
  • See “Liturgy Schedule” and “Visitor” pages.
  • Please check this site for updates — the latest photos, articles, liturgical schedule, and events.
  • See “Links” for resources about the Byzantine Catholic faith

Our Patron Saint is St. Michael the Archangel.   The Feast Day for St. Michael in the Byzantine Catholic Church is November 8.    St. Michael is the guardian angel of the people of God and the protector of the Church.

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Served by

Very Rev. Gary J. Mensinger
Cantor - Mr. Paul Dzurisin
Deacon Lawrence (Larry) Worlinsky

VISIT THE PHOTO GALLERY MENU AT TOP OF THIS PAGE TO SEE PHOTOS OF OUR CHURCH ON EASTER SUNDAY. FIND (PASCHA - EASTER) IN LIST.

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What Do Byzantine Catholics Believe? Follow the Weekly Podcasts listed below to learn more about Eastern Church worship, tradition, and theology. New Topics presented every week. Listen to the 30 minute podcast.

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  • LIGHTEAST655 - This is the Day of the Resurrection April 11, 2017
    This is the Resurrection day! During the Byzantine Matins service, the Church becomes the empty tomb and we become the women at the tomb who proclaim... Christ is risen!
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