Friday, November 9, 2012
Melrose Park, PA, 50th Anniversary
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Melrose Park, PA, celebrated their 50th Anniversary on October 28, 2012.
Rev. Ihor Royik is the pastor of the church and is also a member of the staff of "The Way."
In the parish bulletin Rev. Ihor Royik wrote, "My Dear Parishioners and Guests, I am delighted to extend my warmest greetings to every one of you on this occasion of the Golden Jubilee of our Church and at the same time I invite you to celebrate together. This is not only a historic event, but it is also a time to pay tribute to all of our pioneers who, throughout 50 years, set new paths for us to follow. Let us give thanks to our Almighty God for all pioneers who helped build this Church and everyone who helped to maintain it. They gave future generations the very generous gift of their faith, their values, and their traditions. Let us value this! May this generous gift remain a shining example for us to follow and may it be a source of inspiration so that we may have the courage to set new paths for future generations..."
You can find photos from the 50th Anniversary Liturgy on October 28, 2012 on our "Archeparchy of Philadelphia" Facebook page at.
Videos (There are 5 videos).
Video 1 - Procession
Video 2 - Gospel
Video 3 - Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka's Homily
Video 4 - Liturgy after the Homily
Video 5 - Mnohaya Lita at the Conclusion of the Liturgy
Photos & Video by T. Siwak from "The Way"