Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pope Francis to Ukrainians: Build unity through Faith

A video from The Vatican YouTube page on the 50th anniversary since the relics of Ukrainian martyr St. Josaphat were transferred to the Basilica. 


Monday, November 25, 2013

Pope calls on Ukrainian Greek-Catholics to build bridges with other Churches

Pope calls on Ukrainian Greek-Catholics to build bridges with other Churches

Watch a video on RomeReports website of the Pope with Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk and pilgrims from the Ukrainian Greek Catholic community on November 25, 2013.


St. Patrick's Cathedral - 80th Anniversary of Holodomor

On November 23, 2013 the 80th Anniversary of the Holodomor Requiem Service was held at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. Bishop Paul Chomnycky, OSBM, (Stamford Eparchy) gave the concluding remarks during the Requiem Service remembering and honoring the millions of innocent victims of Ukraine's Genocide of 1932-33.
Attached is a video from the Requiem Service on website:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/41035849

Video streaming by Ustream

Holy Mass concluding the Year of the Faith. Pope mentions 80th Anniversary of Holodomor


In the Sunday Angelus during the Holy Mass concluding the Year of Faith on Sunday, November 24, 2013, Pope Francis said, "Before concluding this celebration, I wish to greet all the pilgrims, families, Church groups, movements and associations, who have come from many countries. Greetings also go to the participants of the National Congress of Mercy; I also greet the Ukrainian community, which is commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Holodomor, the "great hunger" caused by the Soviet regime, which caused millions victims."  
Text adapted from article on http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/11/24/pope_francis:_sunday_angelus/en1-749557

Special Video Segments on the Video embedded above.

At the 1:43:10 mark on the video you can see Pope Francis mention the 80th Anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine.

At the 1:55:06 mark on the video, at the conclusion of the Mass, you can see Pope Francis greet Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

At the 2:03:09 mark on the video, at the conclusion of the Mass, you can see Pope Francis shake Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka's hand.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

80th Anniversary Famine-Genocide in Ukraine -- Philadelphia

Planning Committee after the Remembrance (click on photo to enlarge)

The 80th Anniversary of the Famine-Genocide in Ukraine of 1932-1933  was observed at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday, November 17, 2013.

"The Way" Pictures = See pictures from the Remembrance on our Facebook page.


"The Way" Videos

Video 1 - Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka


Video 2  = Opening/Wreath Laying Ceremony/a partial video of the Famine Dramatization


Video 3 = His Excellency Oleksandr Motsyk


Video 4 = Prometheus


Video 5 = Valeria Katruk reading a Proclamation on behalf of Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia

Video 6 = "Theoria" Chamber Choir, Assumption of the Virgin Mary Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Church Trenton, NJ


Video 7 = Michael Sawkiw of Washington

Video 8 = Testimony read by Students and Assistants of the Ukrainian Heritage School

Video 9 = Youth Choir of the Ukrainian Baptist Church


Video 10 = Panakhyda for the Deceased


Photos and Videos by Teresa Siwak from The Way

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Courage to Care Award was awarded posthumously to Metropolitan Sheptytsky

The Anti-Defamation League Jan Karski Courage to Care Award was awarded posthumously to Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky.   Watch a video from the Award presentation which included a speech by Bishop Paul Chomnycky, OSBM, of the Stamford eparchy at the website :http://bcove.me/eys9mx38

Also, please visit the ADL website for an article about the Award presentation on website: http://www.adl.org/press-center/press-releases/holocaust-nazis/adl-posthumously-honors-ukrainian-archbishop.html#.UoUmmu4o59P

Thursday, November 7, 2013

EWTN to air 2 programs about Ukraine this month

EWTN is having 2 programs about our Ukrainian church this month on Thursday, November 14, 2013 and Friday, November 22, 2013.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time:  Ukraine-Forgotten Generation - The Ukraine declared independence in 1991 after many years of persecution.  See how the country continues to improve conditions, especially in education and childcare. (30 min)

Friday, November 22, 2013 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time: Rebuilding the Faith - Ukraine L'viv Seminary - Communist rule made open religious training impossible in the Ukraine.  A look at the L'viv Seminary and what its reopening means to the people of that country. (30 min)


Цього місяця, 14 та 22 листопада, телеканал EWTN випускає дві програми про нашу Українську Церкву.

11.14.2013 р. - «Ukraine – Forgotten Generation».  Після багатьох років утисків у 1991 році Україна проголосила свою Незалежність.  Дивіться як країна  продовжує покращувати ситуацію, особливо в питанні опіки над дітьми та в освіті. Час: 6:30 вечора (тривалість програми 30 хв.).

11. 22.2013 р.«Rebuilding the Faith – Ukraine L’viv Seminary». За комуністичного правління в Україні було неможливо здійснювати релігійне навчання.  Погляньте на Львівську Семінарію і що її відновлення означає для народу цієї країни. Час: 6:30 вечора (тривалість програми 30 хв.).

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