Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Students Caroling for Archbishop Stefan

Students from St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic School went caroling for Metropolitan- Archbishop Stefan Soroka on December 22, 2010 at the Archbishop's Residence.

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Attached is a video.

Archbishop Stefan Soroka's Christmas Greeting

Archbishop Stefan's Christmas Greeting in English and Ukrainian

Friday, December 10, 2010

St Nicholas visited the Cathedral!

St. Nicholas visited the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on December 5, 2010. After the Liturgy, the children went to the Ortynsky Spirituality Center and performed a concert for St. Nicholas.


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Special Assembly for the Middle East

Attached are some materials relating to the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican on October 10 - 24, 2010. (Cardinal Lubomyr Husar and Bishop Bohdan Dzyurakh, C.SS.R. were two of the Members for this Special Assembly.)

PDF documents (click on document to open)

Cover Letter
01_ Synod Roma Zvit
02 Blazhennishyj Intervento
03 Bohdan Intervento it originale
04 Bohdan Intervento ua
05 Synod Roma Nuntio
06 Synod Roma Propositionis
07 Bohdan Interview

Visit the link below for information found on the website to read Bishop Bohdan Dzyurak, CSSR, speech. from vatican website.pdf

Monday, December 6, 2010


Shared Commitment To protect Marriage

WASHINGTON—Leaders of some of the largest religious communities in the United States have come together to express their commitment toward the protection of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. In an open letter released today, entitled “The Protection of Marriage: A Shared Commitment,” leaders from Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Mormon, Orthodox, Pentecostal and Sikh communities in the United States affirmed the importance of preserving marriage’s unique meaning.

“The broad consensus reflected in this letter—across great religious divides—is clear: The law of marriage is not about imposing the religion of anyone, but about protecting the common good of everyone,” said Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, newly elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and one of the letter’s signers. “People of any faith or no faith at all can recognize that when the law defines marriage as between one man and one woman, it legally binds a mother and a father to each other and their children, reinforcing the foundational cell of human society.”

The release of this letter comes the same morning that oral arguments on the Proposition 8 case are set to begin. In August, Judge Vaughn Walker had ruled California’s Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional, based in part on the claim that defining marriage as between a man and a woman lacked any rational basis at all, and instead reflected nothing but religion-based hostility to homosexual persons. This ruling has been appealed and its hearing is scheduled for today, December 6.

“Today is the moment to stand for marriage and its unchangeable meaning. We hope this letter will encourage just that,” Archbishop Dolan said. “The Protection of Marriage: A Shared Commitment” is being circulated nationwide. Downloadable PDF versions of the letter can be found at . A backgrounder on the statement can be found at
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