It's an ACROD Orthodox parish. For some strange reason, unknown to man, they call themselves Greek Catholic and leave out the word Orthodox in their title.
Sounds like they're not quite sure. I wonder what Archbishop Nicholas thinks? Maybe Bishop Pataki should step in!
Stosh, boy you've got some history to learn before you denegrate the local tradition of an Orthodox parish. I suggest reading Fr. Barriger's "Glory to Jesus Christ."
A) St. Michael's is Orthodox
B) Riddle me this, do you even know what the term Greek Catholic meant two generations ago?
C) Who is Archbishop Nicholas
D) Saying Bishop Pataki should step into my diocese's business is really well, I'm speechless.Your whole opinion is horrendous, uneducated, and you have demonstrated you have no clue as to what you are talking about.
E) Carpatho-Rusyn parishes have traditions that pre-date Nikonian reforms (because Nikon didn't have jurisdiction over those in the Carpathian mountains).
Sometimes these get called "latinizations." While some were, many are just local practices that pre-date anything you may experience in other parishes of other dioceses/jurisdiction.
So, can you please tell us what jurisdiction you belong to so we can write fourth grade playground snide and rude comments about your diocese?
Father Dutko at St. Michael's is celebrating his 60 something anniversary of being an Orthodox priest. Show some respect to him and his son who is the parish priest and to the 600 souls that are members of this parish.
But to understand why the term Greek Catholic is used, it really takes some reading and understanding, read the book I mentioned.