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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
All of our liturgies are sung in English.
We hope that you can join us!
Liturgical Schedule June 2023 through Feb. 3, 2024. All of our liturgies start at 4 PM on Saturday.
Schedule for June-Sept. 2023
Date Type of Liturgy
6/3 Divine Liturgy
6/17 No liturgy scheduled
7/1 Divine Liturgy (Saints Peter and Paul, holy day, June 29).
7/22 Divine Liturgy (St. Elijah–Blessing of Cars, holy day, July 20).
8/5 Divine Liturgy (Transfiguration holy day, August 6–Blessing of Fruits)
8/19 Divine Liturgy (Dormition of the Theotokos holy day, August 15–Blessing of Flowers).
9/2 No Liturgy Scheduled
9/9 Divine Liturgy (Nativity of Theotokos holy day Sept 8)
9/16 No Liturgy Scheduled
9/30 Divine Liturgy
10/14 Divine Liturgy
10/28 Divine Liturgy
11/11 Divine Liturgy
11/25 Divine Liturgy
12/2 Typika CANCELED (No deacon available for Typika).
12/9 Divine Liturgy
12/23 Divine Liturgy
1/6 Divine Liturgy (Theophany)
1/20 Divine Liturgy
2/3 Divine Liturgy
June 29 and August 15 are holy days of obligation. The other holy days do not require attendance at Divine Liturgy or Mass. We do not have any liturgies scheduled on holy days.
We do not have any liturgies scheduled on June 17 and Sept. 2.
We hope that you can join us!
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.
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.