September 14, 2020
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Dear Faithful in Christ,
Glory to Jesus Christ!
We are pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring a Virtual National Byzantine Catholic Convention this Fall on the theme, “Growing a Vibrant Byzantine Church,” focusing on six key dimensions of parish life: Word, Worship, Charity, Unity, Mission and Leadership.
This convention will have two parts.
1. Pre-Recorded Convention Presentations
There will be pre-recorded speaker presentations which will be made available beginning November 1. These presentations are from outstanding speakers on the topics of Word, Worship, Charity, Unity, Mission, and Leadership. Individuals, families, and parishes are encouraged to watch these 30-minute videos before the live event.
2. Live Event Panel Discussions – Saturday, November 14th .
On Saturday, November 14, we will host a live event via Zoom with three panel discussions on the themes of:
· “Growing in Word and Worship as a Byzantine Church”
· “Growing in Charity and Unity as a Byzantine Church”
· “Growing in Mission and Leadership as a Byzantine Church.”
All participants will have access to the recorded talks, panel discussions and catechetical resources for the full year.
We asking our priests, deacons, monastics, religious, and active laity to promote this event and encourage participation via the Zoom webinar platform. A link with information, promotional materials, and registration will be sent to you.
There is no charge for this event, but participants will have the opportunity to make donations to offset the cost. There will also be convention merchandise which will be made available for purchase prior to the live event. Registration for the Convention will begin September 14th and the link can be found at the Convention website: www.byzantineconvention.com.
Please plan to join us for our first National Byzantine Catholic Convention as a sui iuris (self-governing) Church to help us grow and revitalize our parishes and missions!
The Council of Hierarchs of the Byzantine Metropolitan Church – Sui Iuris of Pittsburgh
Metropolitan William Skurla
Archeparchy of Pittsburgh
Bishop Kurt Burnette
Eparchy of Passaic
Bishop Milan Lach, S.J.
Eparchy of Parma
Bishop John Pazak, C.Ss.R.
Eparchy of Phoenix