Friday, October 10, 2014

Pilgrimage at Fox Chase Manor, PA on October 5, 2014

Here are Five Videos from the October 5, 2014 Pilgrimage at the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great, Fox Chase Manor, PA. The theme of the Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great Eighty-third Annual Pilgrimage was “Call to Holiness” The Life of Metropolitan Andrew Sheptytsky on the 70th Anniversary of his Death.  Celebrants of the Liturgy included Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka, Bishop-emeritus Basil Losten, Bishop-elect Bohdan Danylo, Reverend Philip Sandrick, OSBM, Deacon Michael Waak, and Homilist Very Rev. Archpriest Ivan Kaszczak. The choir is from Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family in Washington, DC.

Video 1 (Beginning of Liturgy)

Video 2 (Excerpts from Homily offered by Very Rev. Archpriest Ivan Kaszczak)

Video 3 (Liturgy after the Homily & Our Father Prayer)

Video 4 (Communion & Sr. Dorothy Ann, OSBM speech)

Video 5 (Metropolitan Soroka's speech & Conclusion of Liturgy)

Pictures from the Pilgrimage are on our Archeparchy Facebook page

Monday, September 29, 2014

"Why I Come to Church" DVD

Faithful Receive New DVD “Why I Come to Church” during the Divine Liturgies on September 27-28, 2014.

The Philadelphia Archeparchy has produced a new DVD entitled “Why I Come to Church.” It very simply and vividly expresses the thoughts and views of many different people as to the importance and value in their life of coming to Church. It invites people to think about their own reasons to come to church.

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka has implemented this evangelization initiative in the Philadelphia Archeparchy “to bring greater vibrancy to the expression of our faith in our parishes.”

In commenting on the importance of this evangelization initiative, Metropolitan Stefan stated, “All of our parishes have experienced the loss of good souls over the past decades for many reasons, most of which are unknown to us.  You and I share a mission to give special and renewed vigor to searching for those who have found themselves lost or at a distance from our Church for whatever reason. . . . We hope this DVD will become an instrument for those who have been lost to reflect on the importance of coming to Church and thereby inviting them to return.”

He continued, “I ask all of our faithful to become missionaries in actively distributing this DVD to their family members, neighbors and friends.  I am hopeful that this will stir the hearts of some to consider returning home to their parish.   I encourage our faithful to take extra free copies of the DVD and distribute them to others, while extending a warm invitation to come to church.”

This DVD, along with the previous ones, is available on the various social media sites: Archeparchy Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Vimeo and Instagram.  The faithful are also encouraged to seek out these sites and to share the DVD electronically with all of their internet contacts.  

Thursday, August 28, 2014

World Meeting of Families videos in Ukrainian and English

Information Videos about the World Meeting of Families 2015,Philadelphia

1. Video in Ukrainian.

2. Video in English.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Historical Video of Major-Archbishop Myroslav Ivan Lubachivsky

A Historical Video of the UGCC first years of ministry of Major-Archbishop Myroslav Ivan Lubachivsky on his return to Ukraine

This video from the archives of TV studio "Cathedral."

This year 2014 marks the 100 anniversary of his birth.

Some background....

Most Reverend Myroslav Ivan Lubachivsky assumed position of Major Archbishop of Lviw: September 7, 1984.

Elevated to the rank of Cardinal of the Catholic Church: May 25, 1985.

Arrived in Ukraine to govern from the Metropolitan See in Lviw: March 31, 1991.
Died: December 14, 2000.


З історії УГКЦ: Перші роки служіння Блаженнішого Мирослава Івана (Любачівського) в Україні

24 червня минає 100 років від дня народження Блаженнішого Мирослава Івана (Любачівського), Глави УГКЦ у 1984 - 2000 роках.

Медіаресурс УГКЦ пропонує переглянути відеосюжет з архіву телестудії «Собор», про перші роки служіння Патріарха Мирослава Івана після повернення до України.
Див. також: Документальний фільм «Вітаю тебе, український народе»

У відеоматеріалі можна побачити історичні кадри приїзду Блаженнішого до Львова у березні 1991 року, перший Синод Єпископів УГКЦ, зустрічі Глави Церкви з представниками Святішого Отця та закордонними делегаціями. Почути роздуми Блаженнішого Мирослава Івана про завдання і місію УГКЦ.

Відео 1994 року з архіву телестудії УГКЦ «Собор». Опубліковано в червні 2014 року з нагоди 100-ліття від дня народження Блаженнішого Мирослава Івана (Любачівського).

Департамент інформації УГКЦ

Friday, August 15, 2014

Dormition of the Theotokos

Rev. Joseph Szupa blessed flowers at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia, PA, today on the Feast of the Dormition (Falling Asleep) of the Theotokos.

During the Homily, Rev. Joseph Szupa talked about the icon of the Dormition on the Cathedral's Iconostas.


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