Byzantine Catholic Church in Slovakia
Greckokatolicka cirkev na Slovensku
New Byzantine Catholic Eparchy in Bratislava was erected on Wednesday 30 January 2008.
The roman pope Benedict XVI appointed as the new bishop father Peter Rusnak, the actual parish priest and protopresbyteros in Bratislava.
The eparchy of Preshov was erected to archeparchy and bishop Jan Babjak was appointed as archbishop. Further, the status of the Apostolic
Exarchate of Kosice was changed to eparchy.
Welcome on the webpage of the Byzantine Catholic Church in Slovakia!
Our aim is to introduce you the Byzantine
Catholic (Greek Catholic) Church in general and especially that of Slovakia.
(Both expressions - Byzantine Catholic and Greek Catholic are
used.) We would like to approach you the history, traditions, spirituality, art
but also the contemporary life of our church. The byzantine-slavonic rite is a
heritage of the Apostles of the Slavs Cyrill and Method, the co-patrons of
Europe. We consider our rite as a special gift (charisma) that enriches the
whole Church and helps to restore the unity among all eastern churches.
In English language you will find here basic information
on the Byzantine Catholic (Greek Catholic) Church in Slovakia, on her structure,
history and on the byzantine-slavonic
rite and spirituality. You can admire also the beautiful icons
in classic style (contemporary Slovak iconography) and enjoy the church
choir chant in mp3 audiofiles (in Church Slavonic and Slovak language). You
can leave your impressions, comments and reminders in our guestbook.
We are preparing the music sheet of some church chants of the Carpathian region. In the complete
Slovak version you will find many more interesting articles, e.g. patristic
texts, articles and documents on ecumenism, liturgy and spirituality in our
church, liturgical texts…