Friday, October 23, 2015

1996 Video with Ukrainian Hierarchy and Saint John Paul II

Watch the video on Youtube from 1996 at this link:

The Divine Liturgy to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Union of Brest, 
with Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Myroslav Ivan Lubachivsky, 
and the episcopate and priests of Ukrainian Catholic Church of the byzantine rite
The united Ukrainian choirs 
Conducting by Zinovij Demtsiukh and Oleg Cyhylyk
The Vatican City 
St Peter's Basilica
7 July 1996

The entire Liturgy and music of Ukrainian composers is performed in the Ukrainian language

Bishop Walter Paska is seated among bishops

Bishop Basil Losten is seated among bishops

Saint John Paul II

Cardinal Lubachivsky

Saint John Paul II

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stephen Sulyk

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Divine Liturgy to be Live-Streamed during USA Clergy Conference in Chicago.

St. Nicholas Eparchy in Chicago is hosting fellow clergy from across the eastern part of the country.  Guests are deacons and priests from the Archeparchy of Philadelphia and the eparchies of Stamford and St. Josaphat in Parma –and their hierarchs.

On the agenda include:
Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 2:15pm the hierarchy and clergy will visit with students of St. Nicholas Cathedral School, Chicago; at 2:45 the entourage will walk to the Ukrainian National Museum to view a special exhibit honoring Metropolitan Sheptytsky, featuring historical items from Ukraine.  This will be followed by a visit to Ss. Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church.

At 4:00pm, there will be a tour and explanation of St. Nicholas Cathedral, Chicago. 

At 5:00pm there will be a Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Chicago.  This is a unique opportunity to pray with approximately 170 priests and deacons of the Ukrainian Catholic Church all together in one place.  The Divine Liturgy will be sung in all its fullness by our clergymen.  The celebrants will be: Metropolitan Stefan and the eparchial bishops, and clergy.   This is an opportunity to join in the edifying prayer of so many united to our Heavenly Father through the one priesthood of Jesus Christ, endowed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.

Would you like to join in the con-celebrated Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Cathedral at 5 o’clock (Central Time) Thursday, October 22, but cannot because of distance?  You can watch it live-streamed by visiting  - and click on the icon of the TV next to the words “Watch Our Liturgy Services Live!”

Article adapted from the October 2015 issue of “New Star” from the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Chicago.

LUC Convention 2015

The League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC) 2015 Convention was held October 16-18, 2015 in Pennsylvania. This video is from the Divine Liturgy on October 18, 2015 at Presentation of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lansdale, PA. The homilist was Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka who spoke about the Parable of the Sower and the Seeds. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy the LUC Officers recited an Oath of Dedication. (Video by Teresa Siwak, The Way).


 Pictures from the Liturgy as well as a few photos from the LUC Bus Tour on October 17th are posted on our Archeparchy of Philadelphia Facebook Page.

 More Information

Please visit the LUC Facebook Page for more coverage from the LUC Convention at

LUC officers, Clergy, Altar Servers, and Children who greeted Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka at the LUC Convention 2015 Liturgy in Lansdale, PA on October 18, 2015.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Pilgrimage at the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great in Fox Chase Manor, PA

Pictures are posted on our "Archeparchy of Philadelphia" Facebook Page

Pictures from Pope Francis Visit to Philadelphia

Pictures are posted on our "Archeparchy of Philadelphia" Facebook page

Papal Mass on Parkway Pictures

Festival of Families Pictures

Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Pope Francis enters Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.

Pope Francis during Papal Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka and Bishop John Bura are seated among Bishops at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul for the Papal Mass.

Ukrainians pose for picture by the Altar for the Papal Mass on the Parkway.
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