Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Deacon Schultz, Deacon Spotts & Subdeacon Oprysk

Saturday, October 17th, 2009, at 11:00AM at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia, Charles H. Schultz, Paul M. Spotts and Roman Oprysk were ordained to the Orders of Lector, Cantor and Subdeacon by His Grace, Metropolitan Stefan. Subdeacons Charles H. Schultz and Paul M. Spotts were ordained to the Order of Deacon during the Liturgy. Mnohaya Lita!

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Video #1 - Subdeacon Ordination

Video #2 - Deacon Ordination

Video #3 - Communion & the Metropolitan speaks to the newly ordained

PHOTOS (click photo to enlarge)


Charles Schultz

Paul Spotts

Roman Oprysk

Charles Schultz, Paul Spotts, Roman Oprysk

Charles Schultz being ordained as Subdeacon

Paul Spotts being ordained as Subdeacon

Roman Oprysk being ordained as Subdeacon

Subdeacon Paul Spotts

Rev. John Fields: Gospel Reading

Subdeacon Paul Spotts and Subdeacon Charles Schultz being led up to the altar.

Rev. Ivan Demkiv escorts Subdeacon Charles Schultz and Subdeacon Paul Spotts around the altar.

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka ordains Charles Schultz as a Deacon.

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka ordains Paul Spotts as a Deacon.

The newly ordained Rev. Deacon Paul Spotts, Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan, and the newly ordained Rev. Deacon Charles Schultz.


Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka speaks to the newly ordained Deacons and Subdeacon.

Subdeacon Roman Oprysk with his family, Archbishop Stefan, and Rector Rev. Ivan Demkiv.

Rev. Deacon Paul Spotts with his family and Rector Rev. John Fields.

Rev. Deacon Charles Schultz with his family and Rector Rev. Gregory Maslak.


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Photos & Video : Teresa Siwak from "The Way"

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fox Chase Pilgrimage October 4, 2009

The Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great held their 78th Annual Pilgrimage, under the Protection of the Mother of God on October 3-4, 2009 at Fox Chase Manor, PA. The theme of this year's pilgrimage was "Mother of God, Omophor of Life". To learn more about the Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great please visit their website at www.stbasils.com .

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Below are 4 videos and several pictures from October 4, 2009.

Video #1 = Divine Liturgy (Beginning to Homily)

Video #2 = Divine Liturgy (Our Father Prayer to Closing Hymn)

Video #3 = Children's Program with Sr. Lydia Anna Sawka, OSBM

Video #4 = Moleben

Photos from October 4, 2009 (Click photo to enlarge)


Liturgy Homily: Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka


Sr. Laura Palka, OSBM, Provincial

Choir for Liturgy: Seminarians from St. Josaphat Seminary, Washington, DC


Statue of Our Lady

Food Court

Children's Program with Sr. Lydia Anna Sawka, OSBM

Procession for Moleben

Choir for Moleben: St. Vladimir's, Elizabeth, NJ

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka

Moleben Homily: Bishop Paul Chomnycky, OSBM

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Photo & Video by Teresa Siwak, The Way

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