Who We Are

"We believe that the venerable and ancient tradition of the Eastern Churches is an integral part of the heritage of Christ's Church . . . the first need for Catholics is to be familiar with that tradition..."
- Pope John Paul II, Orientale Lumen, "Light of the East" (1995)
Nativity of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church is located in Springfield, Oregon.
The Eparchy of St. Nicholas, based in Chicago, includes the Nativity of the Mother of God parish. It consists of the entire western United States.
There are twenty-two distinct Churches which together form the Catholic Church: the Western or "Latin" Church, which nearly all Americans are familiar with, and the Eastern Churches, of which there are a total of twenty-one. The Ukrainian Catholic Church is the largest of these Eastern Churches.
John Paul II has written a great deal about the richness and beauty of the Eastern Catholic (and Orthodox) tradition.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
The 10th Anniversary of Patriarch Sviatoslav's Enthronement was observed in Kyiv on March 28, 2021, with a online broadcast, a special program of greetings, messages and a performance of Mozart's "Kyrie", as well as Patriarch's message about the future of our Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. This program was in Ukrainian (with many portions sub-titled in English), English and a few other languages.

If you would like to only listen to His Beatitude's message, subtitled in English, you can do so here:  

If you would like to see the entire broadcast, you can do so here:  
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Christ is risen! Христос Воскрес! Cristo ha resucitado!