Mission & Identity

Mission & Identity


Our Mission:

As the Byzantine Catholic Seminary, we continue the mission mandate of our Lord Jesus Christ, “…teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:20).

As a Catholic community of formation, we discern and nurture the gift of vocation granted by the Holy Spirit to those men called to a life of ordained ministry.

As a theological center of learning, we hand on the Tradition of the Christian East for those men and women who seek to serve and enrich the life of the Church and world today.


Our Identity:

Founded by God’s grace in 1950, the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Ss. Cyril and Methodius is the official seminary of the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh, is open to all the North American Eastern Eparchies, and welcomes all those seeking the knowledge possessed by the Eastern ecclesial traditions.

As a school of theology, we are Authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools.