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Glory to Jesus Christ!

 

Thank you for visiting the Omaha Byzantine Catholic Community. We hope that our site highlights the beauty of the Catholic Faith - particularly the Eastern lung of the Church. Please feel free to read more about our community on this site, or come experience the Divine Liturgy. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and His mystical body, the Church. Please contact us if you would like to know more, or get involved.

Our Divine Liturgies and Typikas are scheduled for Saturdays at 4 PM at St. Gerald Chapel, 7857 Lakeview St, Ralston, NE 68127. These services fulfill your Sunday obligation whether you are Byzantine or Roman Catholic.

 

All Souls liturgies are for deceased relatives and friends. The list of the deceased will be sung at every All Souls liturgy.   

Send names of deceased relatives and friends to wmihalo@gmail.com and they will be included in our All Souls liturgy.

 

The Panachida is a memorial service for the dead, which is celebrated fairly frequently in the Byzantine Catholic Church. Like all our services for the departed, it provides an opportunity to pray for the soul of the one who has died, asking God to grant them rest and forgiveness of all their sins, and also serves to comfort and console those left behind. The name comes from the Greek pannychis, meaning an all-night vigil (from the Metropolitan Cantor Institute 

https://mci.archpitt.org/liturgy/Panachida.html

All of our liturgies are sung in English.

We hope that you can join us!

Liturgical Schedule February through May, 2023.

Date                     Service

February   4    Divine Liturgy
February 11    Typika
 and Panachida (All Souls)
February 18    Divine Liturgy
February 25    Typika
March 4           Divine Liturgy and Panachida (All Souls)
March 11         Typika and Panachida (All Souls)
March 18         Divine Liturgy and Panachida (All Souls)
March 25         Typika
April 1              Typika
April 8              Divine Liturgy (Easter)
April 15            Typika
April 22            Divine Liturgy
April 29            Typika
May 6               Divine Liturgy
May 13             Typika
May 20             Divine Liturgy
May 27             Typika

 

 

We hope that you can join us!

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All-merciful Virgin Theotokos, Mother of compassions and love for mankind, my most beloved hope and aspiration! 

                                     Our mission is to share                                        God's love made known                                        to us through the gift of                                        His Church. We strive to                                        be open to the divine life                                      which Jesus wishes to                                          give to us through the re-presentation of His once-for-all sacrifice. Through lives of charity, powered by heavenly liturgical worship imbued with God's mercy, we seek to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to all in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. The Byzantine Catholic Church is aligned with Rome and all Catholics are invited to visit  and freely take communion with us.

Our worship dates 

back to the Apostle

James, first bishop

of Jerusalem. The

Liturgy offers a

deep sense of peace, reverence and continuity. There are several forms of the Divine Liturgy. 

The Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom is celebrated throughout most of the year. The Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great is celebrated ten times each year.

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This series is intended to be an online introduction to Byzantine Catholic Faith, Worship, and Life based upon the teachings of the Christ Our Pascha (COP) Catechism. We invite you to explore this topic in a free series of monthly 90-Minute Webinars on BECOMING BYZANTINE: An Introduction to Byzantine Catholic Faith, Worship, and Life which is composed of live webinars and pre-recorded video lessons continuing through August, 2022. Watch as many as you can, and learn more here.

Presenters include:

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