Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas at Cathedral 12/25/11

Here are the videos from Christmas at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculation Conception in Philadelphia, PA on 12/25/11.











Tuesday, December 27, 2011

CYM Carolers



Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM) caroled for Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka on December 27, 2011 (the Feast Day of Saint Stephen.)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Caroling for the Metropolitan




Students caroled for Metropolian-Archbishop Stefan Soroka on December 20, 2011 at his residence. Below is a video of them caroling.



http://youtu.be/4LOtMIsxSkI

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Article in Ukrainian about the Vatican Christmas Tree on RISU.org.ua website

Українську ялинку у Ватикані разом відкривали духовенство РКЦ, УГКЦ та УПЦ (МП)

19-12-2011

В Апостольській Cтолиці 16 грудня засвітили святкове світло на ялинці, яку два тижні тому привезли з України.

Джерело >РІСУ

Ukrainian Christmas Tree in Vatican Unveiled Jointly by Ukrainian Roman Catholics, Greek Catholics and Ukrainian Orthodox of Moscow Patriarchate

Article in english about the Vatican Christmas Tree from Ukraine. The article is posted on the RISU.org.ua website. (The Ukrainian version of this article has videos posted with the article.)



Ukrainian Christmas Tree in Vatican Unveiled Jointly by Ukrainian Roman Catholics, Greek Catholics and Ukrainian Orthodox of Moscow Patriarchate

Vatican Christmas tree lighting ceremony

Children singing in Ukrainian at the Vatican Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Video is on the RomeReports website.

Vatican Christmas tree lighting ceremony


Benedict XVI thanks Ukraine for Christmas tree

The Pope thanked Ukraine for the Christmas tree for the Vatican. The video is on the RomeReports.com website.


Benedict XVI thanks Ukraine for Christmas tree


Monday, December 19, 2011

ZENIT - Vatican Lights Up Its Christmas Tree

Article about the Vatican Christmas tree from Ukraine on the Zenit.org website.


ZENIT - Vatican Lights Up Its Christmas Tree

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

St. Nicholas at Cathedral 2011

Photos: St. Nicholas visits Cathedral 2011









Sunday School Students sing for St. Nicholas.





Video of Children singing for St. Nicholas.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Procession Video from His Beatitude Visit to Cathedral in Philadelphia

Here is a video from the Procession and the beginning of the Liturgy from His Beatitude Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk's visit to the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia, PA on November 13, 2011. Video by Teresa Siwak from "The Way."

Also, you can see the combined choir in this video as well. The choir was directed by Fr. Paul Wolensky.



http://youtu.be/GyuRST2G78Y

Monday, November 28, 2011

Photo Album # 3 is posted from His Beatitude's Visit


The last batch of Photos were uploaded to the Archeparchy of Philadelphia's Facebook page. Since there were so many photos in this Photo Album #3 (photos by S. Webb), we had to break it up into 3 parts.

Photo Album #3


Part 1 = http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.250212088365532.71160.197564070297001&type=1

Part 2 = http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.252749771445097.71541.197564070297001&type=3

Part 3 = http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.252765971443477.71545.197564070297001&type=1

Hope you enjoyed seeing all the photos. (All together in Photo Albums #1, #2, and #3, the Archeparchy of Philadelphia posted over 700 photos from His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk's visit to the Cathedral/Reception on November 13, 2011.)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Communion Video from Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk at the Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA

Attached is a video of Communion from Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk's visit to the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia, PA on November 13, 2011. Video was recorded by "The Way."



http://youtu.be/QtH4G07hxVE

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Photo Album (2 of 3) His Beatitude's visit to the Cathedral









Here is the link to the 2nd Photo Album from Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk's visit to the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on November 13, 2011. Photos in this album are by T. Bilyj and are posted on the Archeparchy of Philadelphia Facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.249640261756048.71082.197564070297001&type=3







Friday, November 18, 2011

Photo Album (1 of 3) from the Beatitude's Visit to the Cathedral





"The Way" will post 3 photo albums on the Archeparchy of Philadelphia's Facebook Page from Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk's visit to the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia, PA on November 13, 2011.

Here is the link to the first photo album.




His Beatitude's Homily at the Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA



Here is the video from His Beatitude, Sviatoslav Shevchuk's Homily at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia, PA, on November 13, 2011. (On the video after the Homily, you can see part of the Liturgy.) Video by "The Way."



http://youtu.be/M_CSSmiej5I

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Video Segment of a Radio Interview with His Beatitude, Sviatoslav Shevchuk and Osip Roshka

After the Press Conference on November 11, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA, a Special Radio Interview (in English) was conducted on the occasion of His Beatitude, Sviatoslav Shevchuk's Pastoral Visit to Philadelphia. The Interview questions to Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk were asked by Osip Roshka.

"The Way" recorded a video of only a SEGMENT of the Radio Interview and received permission to post this video for the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. Listen to the ENTIRE RADIO INTERVIEW on www.wwdbam.com after November 24, 2011.





http://youtu.be/ykYi6a36_VQ


Here is the Information about the Special Radio Broadcast.

On Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011, there will be a special radio broadcast in English on the Philadelphia radio station WWDB 860am from 12:30 to 1:00pm. This program will be archived, and after the broadcast is completed, it can be downloaded from the station's website at www.wwdbam.com . The interview is by the production staff of the UECC radio program, Radio Philadelphia, and they are grateful to radio station WWDB for providing the air time to broadcast this special program.

Press Conference with His Beatitude, Sviatoslav Shevchuk on November 11, 2011


His Beatitude, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major-Archbishop of Kyiv-Halych, Ukraine visited Philadelphia the weekend of November 11th-13th, 2011 for a Pastoral Visit.

A Press Conference was held on Friday, November 11th, 2011 at 3:00PM at the Treasury of Faith Museum, 810 N. Franklin St., Philadelphia, PA.

His Beatitiude, Kyr Sviatoslav and Metropolitan Stefan Soroka were available for the media.

Here is a video of the Press Conference.




See Pictures from the Press Conference on our "Facebook" Page at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.246343948752346.70608.197564070297001&type=3


Video and Pictures by Teresa Siwak from "The Way"
www.ukrarcheparchy.us

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Centennial Celebration - Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great

The Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great - Centennial Celebration (Celebrating 100 years in America) was held on Sunday, November 6, 2011 with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 2:00 at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia, PA.

Videos

1. Beginning of Liturgy


http://youtu.be/x51Ih2YV7OA


2. Sisters during the Liturgy


http://youtu.be/3FAXjSJLONY


3. Alleluia (Accolada Chamber Choir)


http://youtu.be/mQW6ZILp314


4. Homily and part of Liturgy


http://youtu.be/Wmq-r0s8nLU


5. Communion


http://youtu.be/P1NlSUxVAt0

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Pictures

See all pictures taken by "The Way" on the
Archeparchy of Philadelphia's Facebook Page (click here).


All videos and pictures in this blog post taken by "The Way." www.ukrarcheparchy.us

Happy Birthday, Metropolitan Stefan!







Happy Birthday to the Metropolitan!

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka celebrated his 60th Birthday with the Chancery Staff a couple days early of his November 13th Birthday.

Metropolitan Stefan's birthday is the same day that His Beatitude, Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk visits the Cathedral in Philadelphia.

With the approach of the busy weekend, the Chancery staff celebrated with Metropolitan Stefan at lunch on Thursday with a delicious cake decorated with festive blue and yellow frosting.

The Chancery Staff wishes Metropolitan Stefan a very Happy Birthday, Mnohaya Lita!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wedding Anniversary Celebration 2011

The Archeparcial Wedding Anniversary Celebration was held at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia, PA on October 23, 2011. Congratulations to the 16 couples who celebrated their Anniversary. Grant to all our Jubilarians Peace, Joy and Good Health for many happy blessed years! Mnohaya Lita!

Here are 4 videos from the Celebration.

1. Homily


http://youtu.be/XdqpKu3C3rM


2. Communion


http://youtu.be/So7UUXo72Yg

3. Vows


http://youtu.be/lcbkXiocNqA

4. Reception



http://youtu.be/CM5AjFTzSqo

Videos by "The Way"


Pictures are posted on our Facebook page .

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ascension Manor Grand Reopening







Ascension Manor's Grand Reopening, Dedication, and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on October 15, 2011.

Two videos are provided below.

Video 1 = Dedication Ceremony. Those who spoke at the ceremony were: Very Rev. Archpriest John Fields (Executive Vice-President of the Board of Directors), Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka (President of the Board of Directors), James Miller(Continental Mortgage), David Brawer (Architect, Brawer and Hauptman), John Siwak (General Manager of Ascension Manor), Peter Wikarczuk (Superintendent of Ascension Manor), and Lisa Scardigli (President of the Resident's Association at Ascension Manor). At the end of the video, Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka recited a Blessing of Homes Prayer.


http://youtu.be/8TxAE7fpKzw


Video 2 = Ribbon Cutting and Festivities.


http://youtu.be/i9dTYQjpFWk

Videos by "The Way".


Ascension Manor is a Senior Citizen Apartment Complex for people 62 and older located in Philadelphia. It is under the direction of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. For more information on Ascension Manor please call 215-922-1116. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rev. Paul Makar's Vocations Homily

A Homily based on the theme of Vocations was offered by Rev. Paul J. Makar at Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on October 9, 2011. Rev. Makar, who is the Director of Vocations at the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, has been visiting Ukrainian Catholic parishes in the Archeparchy of Philadelphia and offering his Homily on Vocations. Anyone who has any questions about Vocations can contact Rev. Paul Makar at the Chancery 215-627-0143 or email ukrvocations@catholic.org .


1. Video = Homily in English


http://youtu.be/4PLipoW08bc


2. Video = Homily in Ukrainian


http://youtu.be/M6h161UD6wQ


3. Gospel from the Liturgy on October 9, 2011


http://youtu.be/zVvzbHh98m8

Videos by "The Way".

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pilgrimage Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great

Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great
Jesus, Lover of Humanity Province

80th Annual Pilgrimage was held on Sunday, October 2, 2011
in Fox Chase Manor, PA.

Below are four videos from the Liturgy during the Pilgrimage. See pictures from the Pilgrimage on Archeparchy of Philadelphia's Facebook site.


Video 1 = Procession and Icon Blessing



http://youtu.be/idJ911_gfnA


Video 2 = Parts of Liturgy including Gospel Reading



http://youtu.be/CaFB1akgAtU


Video 3 = Homily by Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka



http://youtu.be/6Nfi9BGQG5E


Video 4
= Parts of the Liturgy after the Homily (Choir)




http://youtu.be/XEVkMKORr4g


Videos by: "The Way"

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Respect Life Month



Cardinal DiNardo Issues Respect Life Month Statement

Read the article on the USCCB website at...

http://www.usccb.org/news/2011/11-180.cfm

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk visits Chicago

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Head Visits USA

26-09-2011

Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav is making his first pastoral trip to the United States. The hierarch is visiting Chicago where he participates in the celebratory events on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Eparchy of St. Nicholas of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Source >RISU

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ascension Manor First Computer Graduation

Ascension Manor held it's First Computer Graduation on September 16, 2011. Below are pictures and a video from the Graduation!


Pictures
(click on picture to enlarge photo)


Mistress of Ceremonies: Annie Foster



Invocation: Msgr. Peter Waslo




Welcome: John Siwak (Site Manager)



Guest Speaker: State Rep. Curtis Thomas



Presentation of Certificates: Rosa Cruz (Social Services Coordinator/Computer Facilitator)
















Video




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLQhro7Vy9Y


Congratulations to the Graduates!

We are all very proud of your accomplishment!

Ascension Manor is a Senior Citizen Apartment Complex for people 62 and older located in Philadelphia. It is under the direction of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. For more information on Ascension Manor please call 215-922-1116. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Visit to Philadelphia

HIS BEATITUDE, KYR SVIATOSLAV SHEVCHUK TO VISIT PHILADELPHIA

On Sunday, November 13th, a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 2:30PM at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with the clergy and faithful of the Archeparchy.Following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, a reception will be held at the Liberty View Ballroom in the Independence Visitor Center (6th and Market Streets). The reception will be from 6:00PM-9:00PM. The cost for the reception is $100.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased from the Archeparchy of Philadelphia by mail or through PayPal© on the Archeparchy of Philadelphia website. Round-trip transportation by trolley from the Cathedral to the Independence Center will be provided during that time.

www.ukrarcheparchy.us

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Блаженніший, Кир Святослав Шевчук, відвідає ФіладельфіюУ неділю, 13 листопада, в Катедрі Непорочного Зачаття о 2:30 дня буде відслужена Архиєрейська Божественна Літургія в присутності духовенства та вірних. Після літургії від 6:00 до 9:00 вечора в Liberty View Ballroom in the Independence Visitor Center (на перетині 6-ої та Маркет вулиць) відбудеться прийняття. Вартість квитка на прийняття – 100 доларів від особи. Квитки можна придбати через пошту в Філадельфійській Архиєпархії, або через PayPal© на веб-сайті Філадельфійської Архиєпархії. В обидва кінці від Катедри до Independence Center буде організовано підвезення гостей.

www.ukrarcheparchy.us

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September 11th Remembrance at Cathedral



(Click photos to enlarge)

















The 11:00 Divine Liturgy at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia, PA on 9/11/11 was in remembrance of the Victims of the September 11th tragedy in 2001. Members of the Knights of Columbus, parishioners, and friends attended the Liturgy along with Rev. Ivan Demkiv, Rev. Paul J. Makar, Deacon Charles Schultz, Deacon Michael Waak, Subdeacon Roman Oprysk, and the Missionary Sisters of the Mother of God. On display on the tetrapod was the Icon of Our Mother of Sorrows with the image of 9/11.

Video 1 = Gospel and Homily




Video 2 = Petitions during Liturgy...



Photos and Video by "The Way"
http://www.ukrarcheparchy.us/

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Synod of Bishops - Brazil

Synod of Bishops of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Opened in Brazil


06-09-2011


In the city of Curitiba (Brazil), on 5 September, 2011, the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church was opened.


Source RISU




http://risu.org.ua/en/index/all_news/catholics/ugcc/44209

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У Куритибі розпочав роботу Синод єпископів УГКЦ, який визначить стратегію розвитку Церкви до 2020 року


06-09-2011


У роботі Синоду, що його очолив Глава УГКЦ Патріарх Святослав, беруть участь єпископи УГКЦ з України та з-за кордону (Західної Європи, США, Канади, Бразилії, Аргентини та Австралії).


Джерело РІСУ





http://risu.org.ua/ua/index/all_news/catholics/ugcc/44209


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ukrainian Greek Catholic head addresses Ukrainians on 20th anniversary of independence

Ukrainian Greek Catholic head addresses Ukrainians on 20th anniversary of independence

22-08-2011

The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk,) published an address on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.

Source >RISU



http://risu.org.ua/en/index/all_news/state/national_religious_question/43945

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У зверненні з нагоди Незалежності України Глава УГКЦ окреслив формулу успішної та справедливої держави

22-08-2011

На переконання Предстоятеля УГКЦ, святкування національного ювілею – це не лише причина для радості та вдячності, а й прекрасна нагода для глибших роздумів над тим, якої держави ми хочемо і потребуємо.

Джерело >РІСУ



http://risu.org.ua/ua/index/all_news/state/national_religious_question/43945

Monday, August 22, 2011

Treasury of Faith Museum looking for photos

The Treasury of Faith Museum at the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia is looking for photos for a "Laity" Exhibit at the Treasury of Faith Museum. Photos that they are looking for are parish organization photos: Women's Societies, Pyrohy workers, Men's Groups, Altar Servers, Choirs... For more information send them an email at tofmuseum@catholic.org or read about it in the next issue of "The Way".

Friday, August 19, 2011

SSMI Pilgrimage Sloatsburg, NY 2011

The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate's Holy Dormition Pilgrimage was held August 13 & 14th, 2011. Below are 3 videos from the Liturgy on August 14th. ("The Way" did our best trying to videotape in the rain -- sorry for shaky videos at times.)


Video 1 = Liturgy thru Holy Gospel (During the Liturgy, Very Rev. Archpriest Philip Canon Weiner, Chancellor of Stamford Eparchy received a miter for his dedication and service to the church.)




Video 2 = Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka's Homily & part of Communion




Video 3 = Blessing of Flowers and conclusion of Divine Liturgy




Wednesday, August 10, 2011

World Youth Day article...

Click the following link to read an article about WYD 2011 Madrid - East and West United in Madrid.

http://madrid11.com/en/noticias/1529-cucp

Monday, August 8, 2011

St. Basil Documentary Video trailer ...

Here is an e-mail that "The Way" received from Sr. Ann Laszok, OSBM, sharing a YouTube video and asking for old photos and videos about the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great.

Dear Friends,

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Please click on the link to view the Sisters of St Basil Documentary trailer on YouTube

http://youtu.be/DZC_C1ri0TE



We would appreciate any comments. Please feel free to forward this link to any or all of your friends and acquaintances or put it in your bulletins or newsletters.

We are still looking for old videos and /or pictures of any Sisters of St. Basil "working" with children or of your favorite Sisters. If you would like to give a testimonial please contact Sr Ann Laszok or Sr Dorothy Ann at 215-379-3998 or email us at srannl@aol.com or dabusowski@stbasils.com. We will be happy to digitize your videos (16mm, 8 mm, VHS, etc) also and return them to you ASAP.

Looking forward to your comments.

In Christ!

Sr Ann

Sisters of St. Basil celebrating 100 Years in America
as a praying, healing, life-giving presence


Sr. Ann Laszok, OSBM
www.stjosaphateparchy.org
www.gofbyzantine.org
srannl@aol.com
412-260-1607

Blessing of Fruit

The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ is celebrated each year on August 6. The feast commemorates the transfiguration or metamorphosis of Christ on Mount Tabor, when our Lord appeared in His divine glory before the Apostles Peter, James, and John.

Watch a video from the Blessing of Fruit at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Williamstown, NJ from August 6, 2011.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Parish Festival - Shamokin

Parish Festival at Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church, Shamokin, PA on August 6 & 7.

Click flyer to enlarge image.



Feast of St. Volodymyr - Pastoral Letter

Attached, please find a Pastoral Letter from His Beatitude, Kyr Sviatoslav, concerning the opening of the 1025 Anniversary of the Baptism of St. Volodymyr the Great and Ukraine. Since the Feast of St. Volodymyr is this Saturday, we are asked to make this available this weekend and offer petitions in in commemoration of this event in anticipation of 2013.

Pastoral Letter in English (click here)

Pastoral Letter in Ukrainian (click here)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Blessing Cars at Chancery

In honor of the Feast of St. Elijah, the Great Prophet (July 20), Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka blessed cars of the Chancery Staff in the Parking Lot of the Chancery. St. Elijah ascended into heaven in a fiery chariot and on July 20th, we bless our "motorized chariots" remembering the Great Elijah.

Here is a video from the Blessing of Cars on July 20, 2011 at the Chancery.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Video on Romereports.com about Major-Archbishop

The major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, has invited Benedict XVI to visit his country. Watch a video on RomeReports.com.


http://www.romereports.com/palio/pope-invited-to-ukraine-by-ukrainian-greek-catholic-church-english-4526.html

Friday, July 1, 2011

Open House at Ascension Manor

Ascension Manor (a senior citizen apartment complex) held an Open House for members of the Board of Directors and various organizations that played a role in the $11 million renovation project at Ascension Manor. Ascension Manor is under the direction of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia and is located one block from the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia. (Equal Housing Opportunity).

Ascension Manor will hold a Grand Rededication Ceremony September 17th, hope to see you there!

Video: Ascension Manor's Open House -- more to see in September!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

10th Anniversary of Pope's visit to Ukraine

40 thousand UGCC faithful in Lviv attend Divine Liturgy marking 10th anniversary of pope’s visit

27-06-2011

In Lviv, on June 26, close to 40 thousand faithful of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) attended a Divine Liturgy marking the 10th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

Source >RISU



http://risu.org.ua/en/index/all_news/catholics/ugcc/43060

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40 тисяч вірних УГКЦ у Львові взяли участь у подячній молитві за візит Папи Івана Павла II 10 років тому

27-06-2011

Літургію очолив Патріарх Святослав (Шевчук). Богослужіння відбулося біля храму Різдва Пресвятої Богородиці, де 10 років тому Іван Павло ІІ провів зустріч з молоддю.

Джерело >РІСУ




http://risu.org.ua/ua/index/all_news/catholics/ugcc/43060/

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Songs of the heart

The 2011 Song Festival: "Songs of the heart..." was held at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia, PA on June 5, 2011. It was organized by Fr. Popyk, Director of the Office of Religious Education of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. Below are videos from the concert. Congratulations to all the performers on a job well done!














































Summary Video



-the end-

Thank you to Mrs. Popyk for her help in recording videos from the Festival.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

June 5th - Songs of the Heart Concert

On Sunday, June 5, 2011, the Archeparchial Office of Religious Education will hold the 1st Annual Festival of Children's Songs, at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia, PA at 3PM. The theme of this festival will be "Songs of the Heart." This will be a concert of various religious songs sung by the children of our various parishes in our Archeparchy.

Participants need to be registered with the Office of Religious Education no later than Wednesday, May 18, 2011. To register participants for this event, please contact:

Rev. Volodymyr Popyk
Director of Religious Education
1-215-627-0143
ukrcatecheticaloffice@catholic.org

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5-го червня, 2011 р., Архиєпархіяльний Офіс Релігійного Навчання проводитиме 1-й щорічний Фестиваль релігійних пісень: «Пісні серця». Фестиваль відбудеться в Українській Католицькій Катедрі Непорочного Зачаття Діви Марії міста Філадельфія, ПА о 3 год.по полудні. Пісні представлятимуть діти і молодь від парафій Філадельфійської Архиєпархії.

Учасники Фестивалю мають зареєструватися до 18 травня. Прошу звертатися до Українських Католицьких Священиків або:
О.Володимир Попик
Директор Релігійного Навчання
215.627.0143.
ukrcatecheticaloffice@catholic.org

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pope John Paul II is officially beatified




Іван Павло ІІ визнаний блаженним (відео)

01-05-2011

Щойно у Ватикані Папа Римський Бенедикт XVI зачислив до лику блаженних Католицької Церкви свого попередника Івана Павла ІІ.

Джерело >РІСУ

Friday, April 29, 2011

Chornobyl 25th

Philadelphia commemorates 25th anniversary of Chornobyl at the Cathedral

The Ukrainian community of the Greater Philadelphia area, in solidarity with and support from the local Japanese community, commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear catastrophe on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception located at 830 North Franklin Street, Philadelphia PA 19123. All proceeds raised during the commemorative concert that featured Ukrainian choirs and a performance by the Japanese-American community were designated for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Video 1 = Wreath Laying Ceremony and Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka's Greetings



Video 2 = Prayer Service for the souls of the victims of the nuclear tragedies in Ukraine and in Japan



Video 3 = Men's Choir of the First Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Church



Video 4 = Remarks by Tomoko Torii from "Harmony for Peace Foundation"



Video 5 = Musical Presentation by Wataru Niimori and a Japanese Fan Dance



Video 6 = "Prometheus" Ukrainian Male Chorus



Video 7 = Bell Choir of the First Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Church



Video 8 = "Accolada" Chamber Choir




Videos by Teresa Siwak from "The Way"

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter 2011 at the Cathedral in Philadelphia

Basket Blessing Holy Saturday 2011

Basket Blessing on Holy Saturday at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia, PA.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Good Friday 2011 in Williamstown, NJ

Good Friday Vespers & Procession with Plaschanitsa at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Williamstown, NJ. The procession leaves through the main doors and goes around the church three times (or once), proceeding to the right as they leave the building. Thus commemorating the taking of the Lord's Body, symbolized by His image on the Holy Shroud, to the tomb for burial.

+Msgr. Michael Fedorowich Obituary


THE RIGHT REVEREND MONSIGNOR MICHAEL FEDOROWICH

JANUARY 19, 1930-APRIL 25, 2011

The Right Reverend Monsignor Michael Fedorowich, fell asleep in the Lord, Bright Monday afternoon, April 25, 2011. He served God and the faithful of the Ukrainian Catholic Church as a priest incardinated in the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia for over 50 years, until his retirement from the active ministry as pastor of Transfiguration of Our Lord Church in Shamokin due to ill health in 2006. For the past two years, he had been a resident of Maria Joseph Manor, Danville, Pa.

Monsignor Fedorowich, one of seven children, was born to the late Michael and Anastasia Wolos Fedorowich in Mahanoy Plane, PA on January 19, 1930.

He attended St. Basil Preparatory School in Stamford CT, where he graduated as class valedictorian in 1947.

He then enrolled in St. Basil’s College Seminary, Stamford, CT, and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Philosophy in 1951.

As a major seminarian at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary, Washington, D.C., he matriculated at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., where he completed his theological studies required for priestly ordination in 1955 and earned his Licentiate in Sacred Theology.

He was ordained to the holy priesthood on June 11, 1955 by the late Archbishop Constantine Bohachevsky in the old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia, PA.

The newly-ordained Father Michael celebrated his Divine Liturgy of Thanksgiving in his home parish, St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Maizeville, PA.

He served as assistant pastor of the following parishes: Ss. Peter and Paul, Ansonia, CT; St. Michael the Archangel, Hartford, CT; St. Nicholas, Philadelphia, PA.

He served as pastor of St. Piux X Church, Houston, TX, where he was founding pastor; Protection of the BVM Church, Bristol, PA; Assumption of the BVM Church, Perth Amboy, NJ; Annunciation of the BVM Church, Melrose Park, PA; St. Josaphat Church, Parma, OH, where he provided the leadership for the construction of the cathedral of the Parma Eparchy of St. Josaphat; and Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Shamokin, PA.

From 1962 to 1974 and from 1983 to 1993, he served as rector of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Philadelphia and during his tenure as rector the new cathedral was constructed in the 1960’s.

Because of his administrative talents and organizational skills, Msgr. Fedorowich also served the Archeparchy of Philadelphia as vicar general, member of the College of Consultors and member of the Archieparchial Corporation; director of the Office of Religious Education; member of the board of the Catholic Apostolate; editor of The Way; member of the Tribunal; member of the seminary advisory board.

He also served as Protopresbyter of the South Anthracite Deanery and Spiritual Director of the South Anthracite Deanery Holy Name Society.

On May 31, 1968, Pope Paul VI elevated him to the rank of Papal Chamberlain with the title of Very Reverend Monsignor. He received another papal ecclesiastical honor when Pope John Paul II elevated him to the rank of Papal Chaplain with the title of Right Reverend on October 16, 1985.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Maclean, and brothers Peter, Walter, John and Raymond Fedorowich.

Msgr. Michael is survived by a sister, Olga Cleary, North Miami, FL and nieces and nephews.

His funeral Divine Liturgy will be celebrated, Tuesday, May 3 at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Maizeville, Pa. by Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka, Bishop Basil H. Losten, and his brother priests.

His body will lie in repose in Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, Shamokin from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, May 2. Priestly Parastas will be sung at 7 p.m. Monday evening.

Tuesday morning his body will lie in repose in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Maizeville, PA from 8:30 a.m. until the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Cumru Township, Reading, PA.

It was Msgr. Fedorowich’s desire that those wishing to do so, may offer contributions in his memory for: The Poor and Hungry in Ukraine, c/o Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, 827 North Franklin Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123-2097.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Palm Sunday and Egg Hunt at Cathedral 2011

Palm Sunday and Egg Hunt at Cathedral in Philadelphia 4/17/11.


2010 Holy Thursday Picture on www.catholic.org


What a pleasant surprise this morning to see the picture that "The Way" took last year for Holy Thursday on the www.catholic.org website.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ukrainians celebrate Palm Sunday

Ukrainians celebrate Palm Sunday

16-04-2011

This year, the Palm Sunday falls to 17 April. According to the Gospel, when Jesus Christ raised Lazarus from the dead, the people who witnessed it, believed that he was really the Son of God. When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the people honored him by spreading their cloths on his way and waving the palm branches. In Ukraine, it palm was symbolically replaced by willow.

Source >RISU



http://risu.org.ua/en/index/all_news/culture/religious_holidays/41845/

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У неділю шостого тижня Великого посту християни відзначають Вербну неділю

16-04-2011

Освячені "котики" встромляють за образи та зберігають протягом року до наступних Великодніх свят.

Джерело
>РІСУ



http://risu.org.ua/ua/index/all_news/culture/religious_holidays/41845

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

25th Anniversary Chornobyl


Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Chornobyl Nuclear Catastrophe in Philadelphia The Ukrainian community of the Greater Philadelphia area, in solidarity with and support from the local Japanese community, will be commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear catastrophe on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception located at 830 North Franklin Street, Philadelphia PA 19123. Buses are being organized and will be leaving from the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center. Please call the UECC Office at 215.663.1166 to reserve a free seat and for additional information. All proceeds raised during the commemorative concert featuring Ukrainian choirs and a performance by the Japanese-American community are designated for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. After the program, Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka will be hosting refreshments in the church hall.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Women's Day 2011

Women's Day was held on March 26, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA.

The theme was "God's Presence in the Seasons of a Woman's Life." The event was sponsored by The Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia http://www.ukrarcheparchy.us/ , The Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great, The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, and The Missionary Sisters of the Mother of God.

THE NEXT WOMEN'S DAY WILL BE IN 2013 - JOIN US AND INVITE A FRIEND!

There were many discussions and memories made at Women's Day -- You really had to be there to experience it all! Here are some videos from the day...


Video 1 = Welcome & Spring Speaker (Lada Pastushak)



Video 2: Summer Speaker (Christine Hayda)



Video 3: "Amazing Grace" (Susan Roncoroni) & Fall Speaker (Dr. Zenia Chernyk)

Pope Benedict XVI received His Beatitude Sviatoslav Schevchuk

Watch a Video on The Vatican's YouTube site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxcyG11nqGw Pope Benedict XVI received His Beatitude Sviatoslav Schevchuk, Major Archbishop of Kiev in Ukraine. Yesterday, the new Patriarch, with the other Ukrainian bishops and many of the faithful, was present in Saint Peter's Square for the general audience. Greeting them, Benedict XVI underlined that the new archbishop will surely preside over his Church under the action of the Holy Spirit, guiding it in faith in Christ Jesus according to its own tradition and spirituality, in communion with the See of Peter, which is the visible chain of that unity for which many of its children have not hesitated to offer even their own lives. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxcyG11nqGw

More videos from His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk Enthronement Liturgy









Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka and Bishop-emeritus Basil Losten had special roles during the Enthronement of His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk on March 27, 2011. Some of those moments are on Video 1 and Video 11 posted on UGCC Website http://www.ugcc.org.ua/1725.0.html



On the 17 minute mark on Video 1 (1 частина) on http://www.ugcc.org.ua/1725.0.html , a panagia and an enkolpion were presented by Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka to His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk on March 27, 2011. Metropolitan Stefan also exclaims Axios! at the 17:28 minute mark on this video.


On the :30 second mark on Video 11 (11 частина) on http://www.ugcc.org.ua/1725.0.html Bishop-emeritus Basil Losten’s name is mentioned when a group presents flowers to His Beatitude.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Блаженніший Святослав засвідчив своє повне сопричастя зі Святішим Отцем Венедиктом XVI

Блаженніший Святослав засвідчив своє повне сопричастя зі Святішим Отцем Венедиктом XVI

http://www.ugcc.org.ua/news_single.0.html?&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=4840&cHash=34cd698f98db2980f45a1245d5455de6

Pope welcomes new Primate of the Greco-Catholic Church in Ukraine

Pope welcomes new Primate of the Greco-Catholic Church in Ukraine

Friday, March 25, 2011

UGCC website articles about the New Major Archbishop



The Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church elected Most Rev. Sviatoslav Shevchuk Major Archbishop

Lviv, Ukraine, 25 March 2011: Most Reverend Sviatoslav Shevchuk has been elected Major Archbishop at an Electoral Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Lviv/Bruhovitchi 21-24 March 2011, in accord with the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches and the Particular Law of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC).

His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI confirmed and blessed the election of Bishop Sviatoslav according to the decision of the Electoral Synod of Bishops of the UGCC on 23 March 2011.


http://www.ugcc.org.ua/news_single.0.html?&L=2&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=4793&cHash=878e5b7b9258e08045e6e086c2437394

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Офіційний комунікат Виборчого Синоду Єпископів Української Греко-Католицької Церкви


Виборчий Синод Єпископів Української Греко-Католицької Церкви, зібраний у Львові-Брюховичах 21-24 березня, відповідно до приписів Кодексу канонів Східних Церков та Партикулярного права Української Греко-Католицької Церкви, обрав Верховним Архиєпископом УГКЦ Преосвященного Владику Святослава (Шевчука).

Святійший Отець Венедикт XVI потвердив і поблагословив вибір Преосвященного Владики Святослава згідно з рішенням Виборчого Синоду Єпископів УГКЦ від 23 березня 2011 року.

http://www.ugcc.org.ua/news_single.0.html?&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=4793&cHash=e05dcdad8f1eeea7ce03deb30c9c47f1

Argentinian Bishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk became new head of Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church

Argentinian Bishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk becomes new head of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

25-03-2011

Bishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, till now the apostolic administrator of the Diocese of the Protection of the Blessed Mary in Buenos Aires, has become the new head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Source RISU



http://risu.org.ua/en/index/all_news/catholics/ugcc/41423

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Новим Главою УГКЦ став єпископ Святослав (Шевчук)

25-03-2011

Владика Святослав (Шевчук) дотепер був Апостольським Адміністратором єпархії Покрови Пресвятої Марії в Буенос-Айресі.

Джерело РІСУ



http://risu.org.ua/ua/index/all_news/catholics/ugcc/41423/

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Last Year's Metropolitan Province Clergy Retreat (Photos Below): Most Rev. Sviatoslav Shevchuk conducted the retreat of the Ukrainian Catholic Hierarchs and Clergy in the United States on September 20-23, 2010 in Hershey, PA. Read article from "The Way" at http://www.ukrarcheparchy.us/way/THEWAY101003ENG.pdf


(click photo to enlarge)






(Photo by Msgr. Peter Waslo)








(Photo by Msgr. Roman Golemba)




(Photo by Msgr. Roman Golemba)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Learning how to make Pysanky

Children at the Cathedral's Sunday School learned how to make Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) on March 20, 2011. Here is a video from the class.


Ukrainian Catholic Bishops already elected a new head of UGCC

Ukrainian Catholic Bishops already elected a new head of UGCC

24-03-2011

On the fourth day of the Electoral Synod of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church bishops made ​​a choice, unoffical source informed RISU. However, there is no official confirmation of elections from the Vatican yet, and name of new head of UGCC is not disclosed. Now bishops are waiting for a response from the Apostolic See.

Source RISU

http://risu.org.ua/en/index/all_news/catholics/ugcc/41420


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Вибори в УГКЦ відбулися. Залишилось отримати з Ватикану затвердження вибору

24-03-2011

На четвертий день роботи Виборчого Синоду УГКЦ 24 березня зроблено вибір. Однак до офіційного підтвердження кандидатури Ватиканом, особа нового Глави УГКЦ наразі не розголошується. Зараз в УГКЦ чекають відповіді з Апостольської столиці.

Джерело РІСУ

http://risu.org.ua/ua/index/all_news/catholics/ugcc/41420/

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Liturgy in preparation for the Electoral Synod

On March 20, 2011 at St. George’s Cathedral in Lviv a Hierarchal Divine Liturgy was celebrated in preparation for the Electoral Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, which will elect a new Father and Head of the UGCC. The day of prayer and spiritual reflection began with a Divine Liturgy, the purpose of which was to try to get to know God’s will concerning a new UGCC Spiritual Leader.

Participating in the Divine Liturgy, headed by UGCC Administrator Most Rev. Igor (Voznyak), were all the bishops of the UGCC from Ukraine and abroad. They will collectively take part in the Electoral Synod. Rev.Dr. Borys Gudziak, the rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, delivered a sermon to the assembly. (Read full article on UGCC website:) http://www.ugcc.org.ua/news_single.0.html?&L=2&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=4763&cHash=192b9cc16bda86492c5318bed9580761




Video is posted on the UGCC website: http://www.ugcc.org.ua/1712.0.html

Friday, March 18, 2011

UGCC Bishops gather in Lviv for Election Synod

English article from RISU: http://risu.org.ua/en/index/all_news/catholics/ugcc/41314/


UGCC bishops from across the world gather in Lviv to attend Election Synod

18-03-2011

Today, on March 18, members of the Election Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), which is to elect the new head of UGCC, began to arrive in Lviv.

Source RISU


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Ukrainian article from RISU: http://risu.org.ua/ua/index/all_news/catholics/ugcc/41314/


Єпископи УГКЦ з усього світу прибувають до Львова для участі у Виборчому Синоді

18-03-2011

Сьогодні, 18 березня, для участі у роботі Виборчого Синоду єпископів Української Греко-Католицької Церкви, який обере нового Главу УГКЦ, до Львова почали прибувати члени Синоду. У роботі Синоду, що його очолить Адміністратор УГКЦ владика Ігор (Возьняк), за попередніми даними візьмуть участь 45 єпископів УГКЦ з України та з-за кордону.

Джерело РІСУ

Monday, March 14, 2011

Appeal to prayer for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan

Attached are links to articles asking for prayers for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan



Appeal to prayer for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan

(English article)
http://www.ugcc.org.ua/news_single.0.html?&L=2&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=4706&cHash=6cb319ecdf0d9698f25ad7ade13da51b

(Ukrainian article)
http://www.ugcc.org.ua/1697.0.html#c3802

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Pontiff "Deeply Shaken" by Japan Quake

http://www.zenit.org/article-32005?l=english

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Catholic Home Missions

An article about the Ukrainian Catholic Church with pictures of Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka appeared in the Winter 2011 issue of the Catholic Home Missions "neighbors" newsletter. Here is a link to the newsletter http://www.usccb.org/hm/newsletters/winter11.pdf

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Strengthening the Church at Home

The Catholic Home Missions Appeal funds important pastoral projects in poorer dioceses across the country, where there are not enough resources to be self-sufficient. Find out more about the Catholic Home Missions Appeal at www.usccb.org/nationalcollections

UCU article

Matthew Matuszak from the Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation e-mailed "The Way" the following articles.


Dear Editor: The Ukrainian Catholic University asked us distribute the ATTACHED texts that UCU's vice-rector prepared about Cardinal Lubomyr Husar.


UCU-HusarEng.pdf (click here)

UCU-HusarUkr.pdf (click here)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Shroud Replica Exhibit in Washington, DC

Exhibit in Washington, DC

The Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family, Washington, DC, will host an exhibition of an authentic replica of The Shroud of Turin. This is the 9th replica of the Turin Shroud sanctioned by the Vatican.

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka, of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, has been able to procure this relic for exhibition beginning Sunday, March 6, 2011 through April 14, 2011 at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family at 4250 Harewood Road, Washington DC.

The official beginning of the Exhibit will be celebrated at the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at the Shrine at 10:30AM with Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka as the main celebrant.

Schedule of Divine Services:
Sunday: Divine Liturgies 9:00 a.m. English 11:30 a.m. Ukrainian
Friday: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 7:00 p.m. Ukrainian and English
Saturday: Divine Liturgy 12:15 p.m. Ukrainian and English

Exhibit hours: March 6 – April 14:
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

More information is available at www.ucns-holyfamily.org


(click flyer to enlarge picture)

Metropolitan Soroka Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka celebrated his 10th Anniversary with Chancery Staff and Liturgy at the Cathedral.


Video 1: Chancery Staff Surprises Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka on February 28, 2011 with a Moleben of Thanksgiving and a Catered Luncheon.






Video 2: Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on his 10th Anniversary on February 27, 2011. (Included in this video are pictures from his Installation in 2001.)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Metropolitan Soroka's 10th Anniversary - Videos from 2001

On Februrary 27, 2011 we celebrate 10 Years that The Most Reverend Stefan Soroka became the Metropolitan-Archbishop for the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

May God grant you many Happy and Blessed Years! Mnohaya Lita!

Below are videos from his Enthronement Divine Liturgy from 10 years ago on February 27, 2001.


Video 1 - Procession (February 27, 2001)




Video 2 - Axios! (February 27, 2001)

"Axios!" means worthy. By singing this response, the faithful affirm the worthiness of the installation of the metropolitan. The Apostolic Nuncio said "Receive this pastoral staff with which you are to shepherd Christ's flock entrusted to your care. Axios!" The Apostolic Nuncio hands the pastoral staff to Archbishop Stefan. The pastoral staff or crozier is a symbol of the archbishop's spiritual authority over the archeparchy. The choir sings a song of thanksgiving and during the singing, the priests of the Philadelphia Archeparchy approach Archbishop Stefan, kiss his hand, epignation and omophor on the right shoulder and return to their places.




Video 3 - Beginning of Liturgy (February 27, 2001)




Video 4 - Ukrainian Homily (February 27, 2001)




Video 5 - English Homily (February 27, 2001)



Congratulations on your 10th Anniversary! Mnohaya Lita!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Women's Day


Women's Day



When: March 26, 2011
Where: Cathedral Hall, 827 N. Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA

Theme: God's Presence in the Seasons of a Woman's Life

Click here for Registration Form (English).

Click here for Registration Form (Ukrainian).

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cardinal Husar resigns

On Thursday, February 10, 2011, the Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XVI, accepted the resignation of the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halych His Beatitude Patriarch Lubomyr Husar.

Here are a few links if you want to read more articles related to Cardinal Husar.

http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/end-era-ukraine

http://www.istpravda.com.ua/articles/2011/02/10/23442/

http://www.ugcc.org.ua/news_single.0.html?&L=2&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=4530&cHash=e3d56b05b3f4bac3a7074be371f13ce1


Letters from Bishop Ihor Voznyak

Letter 1

Letter 2

Letter 3

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blessing of Candles on February 2, 2011

Rev. Myron Myronyuk, Cathedral Assistant, blessed candles at the 9am Liturgy at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia, PA on February 2, 2011. The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple/Encounter of Our Lord with Simeon and Anna.





About the Feast Day...

According to the Law of Moses, all Hebrew parents must bring their first born son on the fortieth day after birth to the Temple to be consecrated to God. In fulfillment of this law, the Mother of God with Joseph brought the infant Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem.

Thus, forty days after Christmas, on the second of February, the Church celebrates the feast of the presentation called the Encounter (Meeting or Presentation).

It was revealed to Simeon by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen Christ the Lord.

When Mary with Joseph brought the infant Jesus, Simeon met the Child, took Him in his arms, and glorifying God said, “Now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, O Master, according to Thy word, for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou has prepared before the face of all peoples, a light of revelation for the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel."

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Perth Amboy - Catholic School Week Celebrations



Assumption Catholic School Open House

Assumption Catholic School in Perth Amboy will host an Open House on Sunday, February 6, from 1pm to 4 pm as part of its Catholic Schools Week celebrations. The school, located at the corner of Meredith and Jacques Streets, serves students ranging from PreK (4 year old) and Kindergarten to the eighth grade. Light refreshments, school tours, and a Power Point presentation will be available for prospective parents and students during the Open House.

Middle States Association accredited since 1996, Assumption Catholic provides a small school atmosphere with big school goals. Students are afforded a progressive academic program enriched by many extra-curricular activities. Before Care and After Care is available.

Varied activities are planned for Catholic Schools Week. School-wide activities include Liturgy on Monday, a Carnival on Tuesday, a Pep rally on Wednesday, Faculty vs. Eighth grade Volleyball on Thursday, and a Talent Show on Friday. Grades 6,7, and 8 will hold a Battle of the Classes, Grades 4 and 5 will be involved in a Scavenger Hunt and a Multiplication Bee, Grades 2 and 3 will be treated to a Movie and Popcorn, while Grades K and 1 will enjoy guest story readers. Grade 3 will be involved in an Academic Olympics all week. The Family/School Assn. will provide a special lunch for all students on Wednesday. The Faculty will host a Pasta Dinner on Thursday, February 3, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. All are invited. Tickets at the door are $10 and $5 for children.

Please contact 732 826-8721 or acsschooloffice@gmail.com for more information about the school, registration, or any of the events. Visit our website at assumptioncatholicschool.net.
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