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LETTER FROM HIS BEATITUDE SVIATOSLAV ABOUT THE DANGER OF GENDER IDEOLOGY

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SERVING ONE’S NEIGHBOUR — DIAKONIA IN THE LIFE OF THE UGCC POST-SYNODAL PASTORAL LETTER OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS OF THE UKRAINIAN GREEK-CATHOLIC CHURCH TO THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS AND LAITY


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PYLYPIVKA (ADVENT) PASTORAL OF THE UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC HIERARCHY OF THE U. S. A. TO OUR CLERGY, HIEROMONKS AND BROTHERS, RELIGIOUS SISTERS, SEMINARIANS AND BELOVED FAITHFUL


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POST SOBOR CONFERENCE IN STAMFORD, CT

On October 8, 2016 St. Basil Seminary hosted Eparchial Post Sobor Conference. The clergy and lay representatives from the parishes of the Eparchy of Stamford through presentations and discussions analyzed how their parishes have changed since the Eparchial Sobor "Vibrant Parish" in 2013 and what can be done to make the parish life more vibrant.

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FALL CLERGY DAYS

During October 3-5, clergy of the Eparchy of Stamford attended their annual fall clergy days at Mt. Alvernia Retreat Center in Wappinger Falls, NY.

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ALTAR BOY CONVENTION AT ST. BASIL SEMINARY

On September 24 2016 St. Basil Seminary held an Altar Boy Convention for the young altar servers from the parishes of the Eparchy of Stamford. Under the guidance of Bishop Paul Chomnycky, Eparch of Stamford, Father Roman Malyarchuk, rector of St. Basil Seminary and other assisting clergy from the Eparchy, the young men refreshed their knowledge and learned new things during the presentations about what does it mean to be an altar server. After the Divine Liturgy and lunch they had a recreation time in the seminary gym where they had an opportunity to practice their skills in shooting the ball in the basket. The recreation time was followed by the movie "Don Bosko" and dinner. This convention was a wonderful chance for young altar servers from the Eparchy of Stamford to deepen their knowledge about their role as altar servers and their relationship with God.

Sincere thanks to all participants!

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+V. REV. CANON LUBOMYR MUDRY 1923-2016

V Rev Canon Lubomyr Mudry fell asleep in the Lord Wednesday, September 14th. He was 93. Father served as Assistant Pastor in Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, Ansonia, Buffalo and Yonkers, and as Pastor in Salem, Ozone Park, and as Rector of the Stamford Cathedral. He was called to serve as eparchial Consultant and Chancellor and was named Canon by His Eminence, Cardinal Joseph Slipyj.


God grant him eternal rest and may his memory be eternal! Вічная Пам'ять!

Funeral arrangements:

Parastas: Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM in Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 288 Vanderbilt Avenue, Staten Island NY 10304

Funeral Liturgy: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM in Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Staten Island.

Interment will be in St. Gertrude Cemetery, 53 Inman Avenue, Colonia NJ 07067.

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+BISHOP RICHARD S. (SEMINACK) 1942-2016

His Grace Bishop Richard Stephen (Seminack) 74 fell asleep in the Lord August 16, 2016. After a prolonged battle with Cancer, he died at Alden Poplar Creek Rehabilitation Center in Hoffman Estates, IL. Please remember Bishop Richard in your prayers.


May his memory be eternal! Вічная Пам'ять!


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JUBILEE OF PRIESTLY ORDINATION

"On June 14, 1956, in the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Philadelphia, Bishop Ambrose Senyshyn ordained two young men, John Squiller and Leon Mosko to the Holy Priesthood.  In the decades since, both Msgr. Squiller and Msgr. Mosko have served our Church in America faithfully, having principally dedicated themselves to the education of youth and priestly formation.  On June 28, 2016 a Divine Liturgy of Thanksgiving was celebrated in St. Basil Seminary Chapel by Bishop Paul Chomnycky, Bishop Bohdan Danylo, Bishop John Bura, Bishop Emeritus Basil Losten and numerous clergy in commemoration of their 60th anniversary of priestly ordination.  The seminary chapel was crowded with religious sisters, family, friends and well-wishers.  A jubilee luncheon was held following the liturgy in the seminary dining room.  We wish Msgr. Mosko and Msgr. Squiller God's choicest blessings, health, happiness, and spiritual consolation for many happy years!  На многая і благая літа!"

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NEW BOOK BY REV. DR. IVAN KASZCZAK

The Eparchy of Stamford is proud to announce the publication of a new book authored by one of its own priests, Rev. Dr. Ivan Kaszczak, entitled: "Bishop Soter Stephen Ortynsky: Genesis of the Eastern Catholic Churches in America"  The book can be purchased online at Amazon at the following link:

http://www.amazon.com/Bishop-Soter-Stephen-Ortynsky-Catholic/dp/1533322805/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464720464&sr=8-1&keywords=kaszczak

The author writes in the book's preface: "This book traces the life of Bishop Sotor Stephen Ortynsky, the first Eastern Catholic Bishop in the Western Hemisphere. The book also records the early years of the Ruthenian-Ukrainian "Greek Catholic Church" in the United States, which set the stage for the beginnings of the Eastern Catholic Churches in the United States.

 Bishop Ortynsky served as the first hierarch of the Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church in the United States. As the first Eastern Catholic bishop in the Western Hemisphere, he significantly influenced the U.S. Catholic Church in its structure and ecclesiology. The lack of episcopal oversight at the inception of the Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church in the U.S. led to the fracturing of its membership.

 Ortynsky, in spite of his best efforts, became a target and scapegoat for much of the dissension within his church, and the lack of understanding from without. For many fellow Catholics in the Latin Church, Bishop Ortynsky stood in direct opposition to the Latin rite Catholic Church’s unity of jurisdiction and uniformity of discipline.

 Various churches sought the conversion of Ruthenian Catholics. The diverse ethnic composition of the Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church was fertile ground for misunderstanding. Many members considered themselves Rusins, Ukrainians, Slovaks, Hungarians and other ethnicities; nevertheless, in spite of these challenges Ortynsky persevered, asserting his church’s rightful autonomy and evangelical mission to preach the Gospel to all nations.

 To understand the history of Catholicism in the United States, one needs to understand both the Western (Latin) and the Eastern Catholic Churches that took root in the Land of Washington. The Catholic Church is divided into East and West based on the ancient division of the Roman Empire. The Latin Church has been dominant in the West, while twenty-one Eastern Catholic Churches, devolving from the Antiochian, Alexandrian, Byzantine, and Armenian traditions, predominated in the East.

 The Ruthenian Catholic Church discussed in this book is presently divided into two Churches: The Byzantine (Ruthenian) and the Ukrainian Catholic Churches. Both belong to the Byzantine tradition.

  In the late nineteenth century, the Latin Church had systematically consolidated its position in American society through its religious communities and institutions. By the 1870s, this church, which had spread throughout the planet in concert with the European empires with which it was aligned, began to face a new challenge to its identity.

 The Eastern Catholics from Eastern Europe and the Middle East had begun to immigrate to America, due to economic factors and the pressures of regional wars.

 This book addresses the confluence of these Western and Eastern Churches. It speaks to both the accomplishments and the shortcomings of the Church’s history—the “good” and the “bad”—and it follows a principle articulated by Rev. John Tracy Ellis, an outstanding historian of the Catholic Church in America, who cited the words of Pope Leo XIII, as he opened the Vatican Secret Archives, on August 18, 1883: “The first law of history is to dread uttering falsehood; the next is not to fear stating the truth.”

  In that spirit, I have attempted to present a balanced and inclusive, though not exhaustive, view of the history that includes both the Eastern and Western strains of Catholicism, strains that form the crux of Catholic Church history in the United States. I believe this approach can inform and illuminate, while showing respect for both the Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Ruthenian Catholic Church—and shedding light on their common heritage."

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CLERGY DAYS AT MT. ALVERNIA

June 6 to June 8 2016 priests from the Stamford Eparchy attended Clergy Days at Mt. Alvernia Retreat Center in Wappinger Falls, NY. Several themes were presented  to the clergy of the Eparchy of Stamford:  “The Vibrant Parish: Post Sobor - Today and Tomorrow” presented by Most Reverend Bohdan Danylo, St. Josaphat Eparchy of Parma; Canonical matterspresented by Rev. Msgr. Peter Waslo, Archeparchy of Philadelphia; “Three Icons of Christ: Mercy visualized in the icons of Our Lord” presented by Father Joseph Bertha, Ph.D., of the Byzantine Ruthenian Eparchy of Passaic.

 Also clergy greeted the Jubilarians, who are celebrating jubilee of their ordination to priesthood this year:  60 – Msgr. Leon Mosko; 60 – Msgr. John Squiller; 55 – Fr. Mudry; 55 – Fr. Woytyna; 45 – Fr. Gronski; 40 - Msgr. Terlecky; 35 – Fr. Bundz; 35 – Fr. Godenciuc; 25 – Fr. Weiner; 15 – Fr. Manolev; 15 – Fr. Markovitch;  5 – Fr. Behay. Mnohaya Lita!