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Liturgy Schedule and Holy Days

Office of Christian Burial and
Divine Liturgy Schedules for
Very Rev. Gary J. Mensinger

On Friday, Dec. 6, the feast day of St. Nicholas, our beloved Fr. Gary Mensinger fell asleep in the Lord.

Grant, O Lord, eternal rest to Your departed servant, the Priest Gary, and render his memory eternal!

    Servant of God, Very Rev Father + Gary J. Mensinger
    St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Freeland, Pennsylvania

(Thank you to Byzantine Catholic NEPA for creating this resource
so those who could not attend can see this Liturgy)


Celebrants included Most Reverend William C. Skurla, Metropolitan Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, Most Reverend Kurt Burnette, Bishop of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, Rt. Rev. Archpriest James G. Hayer, Very Rev. Michael Salnicky, Rev. Scott Boghossian, and Rev. Edward Cimbala

Paschal Liturgy at St Michael, Pittston


He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon.’ Amen. Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen


See also links on Calendar Page


Weekend Divine Liturgies

Divine Liturgy Schedule at St.Michael’s – Pittston

Saturdays:  5:00pm

Sundays:  8:30am

Sat. 4:15 to 4:45pm
Sun. 8:00 to 8:15am
Or by appointment – call 570-654-4564

Holy Days: Times vary, please  call the parish office at 570-654-4564.

Divine Liturgy Schedule at St. Nicholas  – Swoyersville (Sister Parish)

st-nicholas-swoyersville-054-1024x768Sundays:    11:00 am

Sunday 10:30-10:45am
or by appointment – call 570-654-4564

St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church is located at 271 Tripp Street, Swoyersville, Pennyslvania, 18704


Byzantine Catholic Liturgical Calendar for 2019

2019 Liturgical Calendar ¹ 
Clicking on the blue text above will open to the website of :  the Metropolitan Cantor Institute of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh.  Additional detailed and informative liturgical resources are available there, with appreciation and Credit ¹ to the Cantor Institute & the Metropolitan Archeparchy of Pittsburgh for making this available to the public for educational and spiritual use.

Holy Days

See listings here or under Calendar of Events
for Major Holy Day Liturgy times (Christmas/Easter), Spiritual and Special Events

For specific dates/times on Holy Day Schedule:
Contact our church secretary @ 570-905-7387
or our church office @ 570-654-4564 (Fridays).


Traditional Daily Byzantine Greeting

  • Glory to Jesus Christ!”  Response:  “Glory to Him forever!” 
  • Slava Isusu Christu !     Response: Slava na viki

General Byzantine Greeting

  • Christ is Among Us    Response: He is and always will be
  • Christos Posred’i Nas   Response:   Jest i budet

Pacha (Easter) Greetings

  • Christ is Risen    Response: Indeed He is risen!
  • Christos Voskrese   Response: Voistinu Voskrese
  • Christos Anesti   Response:   Alithos Anesti (Greek)

Christmas Greeting

  • Christ is Born!    Response:  Glorify Him
  • Christos Razdajetsja   Response: Slavite Jeho


St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston, Pa


Very Rev. Gary J. Mensinger

Cantor - Mr. Paul Dzurisin

Deacon Lawrence (Larry) Worlinsky


Sunday Byzantine Liturgy can be heard every week as listed below. You can tune in on either AM or FM, or you can Listen Live online on the JMJ Radio website www.jmj750.com .