The convention attracted young people from numerous parishes of the Stamford Eparchy, as well as from Philadelphia and as far away as Chicago. The culmination of the weekend was the Divine Liturgy celebrated on a beautiful Sunday morning by Bishop Paul Chomnycky before the mosaic of the Most Holy Mother of God in front of the Basilian Fathers Library.
From Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16 at the Basilian Monastery of St. Josaphat located near Glen Cove, NY, the first of its kind convention of youth was hosted by the Basilian community. The theme of this weekend of prayer, spiritual conferences and fellowship was: "Your face, Lord, do I seek." (Ps. 27:8)
YOUTH CONVENTION HELD IN GLEN COVE
The Thanksgiving Liturgy for the Ukrainian School celebrated Bishop Paul Chomnycky, OSBM, Father Ihor Midzak, Father Bohdan J. Danylo, Father Maxim Kobasuk, OSBM, Father Vasyl Behay, and Deacon Taras Chaparin.
Father Ihor Midzak, rector of St. Vladimir's Cathedral presented every student with a prayer book of Daily Prayers, as a reminder to have a blessed and joyful summer along with the obligation to pray daily.
On Saturday, June 6, 2013, the St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Saturday School in Stamford celebrated the end of the school year. The students, as well as their parents, gathered in the chapel of St. Basil Seminary for the Divine Liturgy to thank God for a very successful year.
END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AT ST. VLADIMIR'S UKRAINIAN
A group photo of the participants of the Spring Clergy Days taken in front of Holy Trinity Church.
During the Clergy Days, Bishop Paul formally presented his Post Sobor Pastoral Letter to the priests of the eparchy.
Fr. Bohdan Danylo addressing the priests regarding the future implementation of the 'Vibrant Parish' strategy in our eparchy.
As is traditional during the Spring Clergy gathering, those priests of the Stamford Eparchy celebrating significant anniversaries of their priestly ordinations were feted. This year the jubilarian priests were the following: Fathers Bernard Panczuk OSBM (50 years), Volodymyr Piso (40), Edward Young (30), Robert Batcho (25), Zbigniew Brzezicki (25), Theodosius Ilnicki OSBM (25), Vladimir Marusceac (25), Bishop Paul Chomnycky (25), Robert Moreno (20), James Morris (20), Stepan Bereza (20), Mark Hirniak (15), Olvian Popovici (15), Teodor Czabala (15), Vasyl Kadylo (10), Mykola Drofych (5). They are pictured above with Bishop Paul and Bishop Basil at the conclusion of the jubilee Divine Liturgy.
Msgr. John Terlecky was the main celebrant of a Divine Liturgy celebrated in Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, located just outside the main entrance to Soyuzivka.
Fr. Maxim Kobasuk OSBM spent one session speaking about the Apostolic Letter of Pope Benedict XVI on the Year of Faith: 'Porta Fidei' and His Beatitude Sviatoslav's Pastoral Letter to the Faithful of the Ukrainian Catholic Church on the Year of Faith.
From Monday, June 3 to Wednesday, June 5, the clergy of the Stamford Eparchy gathered at the beautiful Ukrainian resort: 'Soyuzivka' for their Spring Clergy Days. The main topics of discussion revolved around the recently held Eparchial Sobor and pastoral planning for the implementation of the resolutions resulting from it.