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.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bishop-elect Rev. Bohdan Danylo Interview

Listen to an Interview with Bishop-elect Rev. Bohdan Danylo on the Radio Vatican website.



Curriculum Vitae of Bishop-elect Bohdan J. Danylo
Bohdan J. Danylo, 43, was born May 22, 1971 in Gizycko, Poland, the son of Miroslaw and Olga Danylo (nee Gajocha). He is the older of two children. His sister Maria with her husband Bogdan Fedirko live in Chicago, Illinois.

Bishop-elect grew up in Przemysl (Peremyshl), where he attended grade school and high school.  After graduating from II Liceum in 1990, he entered seminary formation at the Metropolitan Seminary in Lublin, and studied philosophy at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. In 1992, he immigrated with his family to the United States of America where he continued his theological studies at the Catholic University of America while residing at St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Washington, DC.
In 1996, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology.
Bishop-elect has a connection to the Eparchy of Parma, inasmuch as his paternal grandfather, John Danylo was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1909 and left America for Eastern Europe before outset of World War I.

On October 1, 1996, Bishop-elect Danylo was ordained a priest for the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford by Bishop Basil H. Losten at St. Basil Seminary chapel in Stamford, CT.  For a year following his ordination he served as an assistant pastor at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hartford, CT.  In 1997 he was assigned as the Dean of Men and Procurator of St. Basil College Seminary.  In 2001, he was appointed the Vice Rector of St. Basil College Seminary and served in this position until 2004. 

In 2004/05, Bishop-elect resided at the Casa Santa Maria in Rome, where he earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Upon returning to the Eparchy of Stamford in September 2005, he was appointed Rector/President of St. Basil Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Stamford, CT.

On August 12, 2007, Bishop Paul Chomnycky, OSBM, Eparch of Stamford bestowed on Father Danylo the title of Very Reverend Archpriest.

In his eparchial assignments Bishop-elect Danylo served as Vocations Director and Youth Director for the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford, as secretary of the Presbyteral Council, as board member of the Eparchial Priests’ Benevolence Plan, and as executive secretary of the Pastoral Council. 

In addition Bishop–elect Danylo serves as secretary of the Patriarchal Commission for Clergy in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and is a member of the Working Group for the Development of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Bishop-elect Danylo also serves as Board Director of the Providence Association of Ukrainian Catholics in America, and is a member of the League of Ukrainian Catholics of America. 

On August 7, 2014, Pope Francis appointed him the Eparch of the Ukrainian Catholic

Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, OH.

Holy Dormition Pilgrimage in Sloatsburg NY

See pictures from the Holy Dormition Pilgrimage in Sloatsburg, NY from August 9-10, 2014 on the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate Website.

Photo: Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate website 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Blessing Fruit on the Feast of Transfiguration

Rev. Joseph Szupa blessed fruit on the Feast of the Transfiguration at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia, PA on August 6, 2014.

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