St. Anne Byzantine Catholic Church
7120 Massachusetts Ave.
New Port Richey, FL 34653
CANTOR: Anne-Marie Prokopiak
Church - (727) 849-1190
Hall - (727) 846-7922
the homepage of Saint Anne Byzantine Catholic Church in New Port
Richey, Florida. We are an Eastern Catholic Church
(Ruthenian) in communion with the Patriarch of the West, His Holiness
Pope John Paul II. Byzantine Catholics are (to quote His Holiness
Pope John Paul II) "Orthodox Christians in communion with Rome". At
St. Anne, we celebrate the Divine Liturgy in the English language.
Eastern Catholics are the Catholic Church's
best-kept secret in the United States.
Many people do not realize that the Catholic
Church is actually composed of some 23 different Churches sui juris.
While the Roman Catholic Church is by far the largest and most powerful of
these 23 churches, it is only a part of the whole Catholic Church.
Each of the 23 churches belongs to a Rite,
or follows certain specific liturgical traditions.
There are several Churches, including the Ruthenian, the Melkite, and the Ukrainian
Greek Catholic Church, to mention a few and we share in the inheritance of
the Byzantine Religious Culture of the Christian East. We use the Divine Liturgy of St.
John Chrysostom, and the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil for worship
services. Liturgical traditions from Greek and Slavic cultural backgrounds
have been preserved within our Churches, therefore the Divine Liturgy (Mass)
resembles a Greek or Russian Orthodox service. Communion is received under
both species (bread and wine).
All Catholics are welcome
to come and worship with us and attendance fulfills Sunday obligation.