Saint Nicholas of Myra Chapel

New Orleans, Louisiana USA

Byzantine Catholic (Ruthenian)

This mission had its beginning in 1976 as the Byzantine Divine Liturgy was celebrated at Notre Dame Seminary (New Orleans) to educate students about diversity in the Catholic Church. Because of student interest and Byzantine Catholic families in the area, Divine Liturgy continued to be celebrated once a month. Property was purchased in 1999 for a permanent home. St. Nicholas of Myra, founded in 1987, is the only Byzantine Catholic church in Louisiana and Mississippi.