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Dear Parishioners,

It is with deep sadness to inform you, that, our beloved Sister Jean Marie Cihota, OSBM, fell asleep in the Lord yesterday. Let us pray for the repose of her soul, and for the family that survives her. The funeral schedule and arrangements are yet to be announced.

In Christ,

Fr. Diodoro

Christ is Risen from the dead, by death he has trampled death and to those in the tombs, he granted life!

In blessed repose, grant, O Lord, eternal rest to your departed servant Sister Jean Marie and remember her forever.

"Eternal memory, eternal memory, blessed repose and eternal memory."
"Vicnaja pamjat'. Vicnaja pamjat'. Blazennyj pokoj; vicnaja jej pamjat'."

Troparion - Tone 4

"With the souls of the just brought to perfection, give rest, O Savior, to the soul of your servant, keeping her for the blessed life with you, for you love us all. In your place of rest, O Lord, where all your saints repose, give rest to the soul of your servant, for you alone love us all. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. You are the God who descended into Hades and loosed the bonds of those imprisoned there. Now, O Savior, give rest to the soul of your servant. Now and ever and forever. Amen. Virgin, uniquely pure and immaculate, without seed you gave birth to God. Intercede for the salvation of the soul of your servant."


Christ is Risen!

I have been asked to send out information pertaining to Sr. Jean Marie's services in Phoenix.

Sunday night, May 21 2017, there will be a Parastas service at St Stephen Cathedral 8141 N 16th St FRNT, Phoenix, AZ  85020
The Parastas will be at 7:00 PM

Monday morning, May 22 2017,  will be the Funeral Liturgy for Sister at 09:00 AM

Please remember Sister in your prayers.

Saturday vesper Liturgy is 4:00 pm

Sunday Liturgy is 09:00 am 

Please look at the new St. Stephen Cathedral website -  -  to get copies of the new bulletins as they are printed.


Questionaire for the 2018 Synod of Bishops

Questionnaire for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on

Young People,   the Faith and Vocational Discernment

Your Invitation to Participate in the Synod:

Following is the Questionnaire which the Vatican has issued in preparation for the Synod.

You can complete it right on this website.

Please answer the questions to the best of your ability. Kindly go all the way to the end and remember to mark DONE, so your responses can be included in the document which I will present to the Synod.

Thank you for your cooperation and your time.

Office of Vocations

The EPARCHY OF PHOENIX OFFICE OF VOCATIONS is pleased to announce this year's upcoming ALIVE IN CHRIST CAMP.

This year's camp withh be held on July 6th - 9th at:

Prescott Pines Christian Camp
855 E. School House Gulch Road
Prescott, AZ  86303

Please mark your calendars.  

Applications are due May 12th, 2017.


We look forward to seeing you all there.

ALIVE IN CHRIST application form 2017 

ALIVE IN CHRIST- Medical - Liability form 2017

Information Flyer Alive in Christ Retreat Camp 2017

Events of the Eparchy

Online Courses this Spring
Eastern Catholic Bible Conference

Welcome to the web pages of the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix (formerly known as the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Van Nuys). The Byzantine Eparchy (Diocese) of Phoenix serves Byzantine Catholics living in the  Western United States and is open to all Cathollics who are seeking a spiritual home. We live and proclaim the Gospel of Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Are you looking for a parish home? Maybe the opportunity to take part in some of our social, pastoral or educational ministries? Or maybe you wish to learn more about the teachings of the Catholic Church? Come join us as we worship the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Help us proclaim the Good News here in the West.

Glory to Jesus Christ

Clergy Retreat 2015 - Spirit in the Desert - Carefree, AZ



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