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!