Religion

When the Ruthenians moved to Ruski Krstur, a parish was founded soon in 1751, and an independent chaplaincy in Kucura in 1765; legally they belonged under the jurisdiction of Roman-Catholic archbishop in Kaloča, but practically Greek-Catholic bishops from Mukačovo took care of them since they sent priests and the church books to them.
   The Križevci Bishopric was founded in 1777 and these two parishes were included in it. A separate Apostolic Exarchate for Serbia and Montenegro has existed since the 28th of August 2003, and the seat of the Exarchate is in Ruski Krstur. It consists of the following parishes: Bačinci, Beograd, Berkasovo, Gospođinci, Đurđevo, Inđija, Kucura, Kula, Markovac, Novi Sad, Novo Orahovo, Ruski Krstur, Sremska Mitrovica, Subotica, Šid, Vrbas I, Vrbas II, and the parishes in Bačka Topola and Vršac are being formed.
    The Province of St. Joseph`s within the Monastery of Sisters Servants of MaryImmaculate exists in Ruski Krstur. There is also the Monastery of Small Sisters of Jesus in Ruski Krstur and there is the Monastery of Basilian Monks in Kula.
Vodica near Ruski Krstur is a famous pilgrimage place. Pilgrims from the Exarchate and the Križevci  Bishopric come here several times a year.
    The Exarchate publishes a monthly journal the Dzvoni (Bells / Дзвони), the Egzarhatski Vistnjik (Exarchate Herald / Eґзархатски вистнїк) and books. Together with the NPI Ruske Slovo the Greek-Catholic Church publishes a calendar – the Ruski Hristijanski Kalendar (Ruthenian Christian Сalendar / Руски християнски календар). Sisters Servants publish their bulletin the Holos Mariji (Voice of Mary / Голос Мариї).
   Our Exarchate is active in the religious life of the Republic of Serbia. It cooperates with the International Bishops Conference of SS. Cyril and Methodius. Apart from that, our priests and experts teach at the Institute of Theology and Catechism Albert the Great in Novi Sad and Subotica.
   Our Church is a member of the Ecumenical Humanitarian Organization, participates in various ecumenical meetings and other manifestations.
According to the number that amounts to 22 000 believers, the Greek-Catholic Church is in the fourth place among the Christian religious communities in Vojvodina, after the Orthodox, Roman-Catholic Church and evangelics.

 

CONTACT

 

Apostolic exarch Msgr. Đura Džudžar
Address: Đorđa Magaraševića 18, 21000 Novi Sad
Tel.: +381 21 637 16 09
Fax: +381 21 637 16 13
E-mail: dzudzar.djura@neobee.net

Fr. Vladislav Varga
Address: Hadži Milentijeva 75, 11000 Belgrade
Address: Vojvode Bojovića 2, 21000 Novi Sad
Tel.: +381 11 308 55 86
Mob.: +381 63 713 77 12
Fr. Vladislav Rac
Address: M. Tita 70/2, 21466 Kucura
Tel.: +381 21 728 150
Fr. Darko Rac
Address: M. Tita 62, 25233 Ruski Krstur
Tel.: +381 25 703 888
Fr. Zinovij Vovk
Address: Trg sv. Dimitrija 30, 22000 Sremska Mitrovica
Tel.: +381 22 621 972
Fr. Jozef Selin
Address: Starogradska 11, 22242 Berkasovo
Tel.: +381 22 718 406
Fr. Joakim Hološnjaj
Address: Kralja Petra I 79, 21239 Đurđevo
Tel.: +381 21 839 116
Fr. Mihai Gergelj
Address: Žarka Zrenjanina 31, 26300 Vršac
Tel./Fax: +381 13 831 136
Fr. Mihail Hološnjaj
Address: Kralja Petra I 89, 21239 Đurđevo
Tel.: +381 21 839 116
Fr. Mihajlo Malacko
Address: M. Tita 64, 25233 Ruski Krstur
Tel.: +381 25 703 836
Fr. Mihajlo Režak
Address: Đure Kiša 7, 22240 Šid
Tel.: +381 22 710 305
Fr. Oliver Tantušev
Address: M. Tita 70, 21466 Kucura
Tel.: +381 21 727 079
Fr. Petro Dutka
Address: Kralja Petra I 82, 22320 Inđija
Tel.: +381 22 552 603
Fr. Roman Miz
Address: Vojvode Bojovića 2, 21000 Novi Sad
Tel.: +381 21 528 563
Fr. Toni Angelov
Address: M. Tita 62, 25233 Ruski Krstur
Tel.: +381 25 703 889
Fr. Jaroslav Vovk
Address: Danila Bojovića 46, 21460 Vrbas
Tel.: +381 21 797 809
Fr. Julijan Rac
Address: Sivč Jovgena 91, 21460 Vrbas
Tel.: +381 21 790 313
Monastery of Basilian Monks:
Fr. Antonij Turčanik
Fr. Vitalij Loticki
Address: XVI Divizije 71, 25230 Kula
Tel.: +381 25 721 501
Province of St. Joseph`s Monastery of Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate
          Address: Fruškogorska 70, 25233 Ruski Krstur
         Tel.: +381 25 703 317
         Fax: +381 25 704 424
         E-mail: sestrerk@eunet.rs
Monastery of Small Sisters of Jesus
         Address: Vladimira Nazora 79, 25233 Ruski Krstur
        Tel.: +381 25 703 343
        E-mail: malisestrirk@neobee.net