Metropolitan Church History

The Episcopate of Bishop Michael Dudick

With the transfer of Bishop Stephen Kocisko to Pittsburgh in late 1967, the four year old Eparchy of Passaic was left without a bishop.  After a wait of more than six months, His Holiness, Pope Paul VI, finally filled the vacancy created by Bishop Kocisko’s transfer by naming Monsignor Michael Dudick as the second bishop of the Passaic Eparchy.

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The Eparchy of Parma

Simultaneously with the elevation of the Byzantine Catholic Church in the United States to the status of an ecclesiastical province, the Holy See issued a decree known as “Christi Ecclesia.”  In this decree, the Vatican announced its intention to create a third diocese for the American Byzantine Church.

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