Phone: 216-696-6525

Toll Free: 1-800-869-6525

Address: 1404 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

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Eastern Rite Catholic Churches

The Catholic Church is a communion of churches united in the same faith and all in union with the Bishop of Rome.

The Diocese of Cleveland is of the Latin (Roman) Church under the direction of Bishop Edward Malesic, but within this area are a number of other Catholic Churches who have their own bishops, priests, liturgical tradition and spirituality--- they go by name of Byzantine Catholic Diocese of Parma, Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church, Melkite-Greek Catholic Church, Maronite Catholic Church and Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. These churches, developed from apostolic roots in the Middle East and Far East, together with the Roman Church form a spiritual treasure contributing to the Body of Christ!  

We encourage you to learn more about these Catholic sisters and brothers of ours.

Diocese of Newton for the Melkite Greek Catholics in the United States

Eparch: Most Reverend Bishop Nicholas J. Samra

Annunciation Cathedral, West Roxbury, MA

Rt. Rev. Philip Raczka, Protosyncellus/Rector

Rev. Leonarczyk Theophan, Chancellor

Office: (617) 323-5242


Saint Elias Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Brooklyn

Rev. Naim Khalil, BSO

Office: (216) 661-1155

Divine Liturgy: Every Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.


Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Akron

Rt. Rev. Eugene Mitchell, BSO

Office: (330) 535-7364

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Stained glass window at the Melkite Catholic Annunciation Cathedral in Roslindale depicting Christ the King with the regalia of a Byzantine emperor. © 2009, John Stephen Dwyer, Creative Commons.

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Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon (North Jackson, Ohio). © 2016, Creative Commons.

Eparchy of our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles

Maronite Catholic Diocese

Bishop: Abdallah Elias Zaidan

Office: (314) 231-1021


Our Lady of the Cedars Maronite Catholic Church, Fairlawn

Pastor: Reverend Monsignor William Bonczewski

Office: (330) 666-3598


Saint Maron Maronite Catholic Church, Cleveland

Pastor: Monsignor Peter Karam

Office: (216) 520-5081

Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Diocese

Bishop: Most Reverend Bohdan J. Danylo

Chancellor: Very Rev. Canon Steven Paliwoda

Chancery Office: (440) 888-1522

St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, Parma

Reverend Bohdan Barytskyy, Administrator

Office: (440) 886-2108

Holy Ghost, Akron

Rev. Vsevolod Shevchuk, Administrator

Office: (330) 724-8277


Pokrova, Parma

Very Rev. Mykhaylo Drozdovsky, Pastor

Office: (216) 524-0918


Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Solon

Reverend Volodymyr Hrytsyuk, Pastor

Office: (440) 248-4549

St. Andrew, Parma

Reverend Ihor Kasiyan,    Pastor

Office: (440) 843-9149


St. Nicholas Mission, Canton

Reverend Vsevolod Shevchuk, Administrator

Office: (330) 724-8277


St. John the Baptist, Lorain

Very Rev. Canon Steven Paliwoda, Pastor

Office: (440) 277-7114

Ss. Peter and Paul, Cleveland

Very Rev. Canon Andrew Hanovsky, Pastor

Office: (216) 861-2176


Shevchenko Manor, Parma

Jean Waschtschenko, Manager

Office: (216) 459-1440


Brothers of the Holy Spirit (B.H.S.), Brooklyn

Br. Dale Sefcik, BHS

Br. David Robert, BHS

Office: (216) 741-3652

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