The Holy Father, Francis, appointed as Bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma of the Ukrainians (USA), the Rev. Fr. Bohdan Danylo, from the clergy of the Stamford Eparchy of the Ukrainians, the present Rector of the Seminary of St. Basil the Great in the same eparchy.
The Rev. Fr. Bohdan Danylo was born 22 May 1971 in Giżycko, in the province of Suwalki in Poland.
After studying philosophy in Lublin, he moved to the USA, where he received theological education at the Catholic University of America in Washington (DC) and was ordained a priest for the Eparchy of Stamford on October 1, 1996.
After a year of service as curate in the parish of St. Michael in Hartford, he was appointed Vice Rector of the Seminary of St. Basil the Great in Stamford. He continued his studies at the St. Vladimir's Theological Seminary, Crestwood (NY) and then at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, where in 2005 he obtained his Licentiate in Theology.
He speaks English, Ukrainian, Polish and Russian.
Since 2005 he has been the Rector of the Seminary of St. Basil the Great in Stamford and is the eparchial vocations director.
Curriculum Vitae of Bishop-
Bohdan J. Danylo, 43, was born May 22, 1971 in Gizycko, Poland, the son of Miroslaw and Olga Danylo (nee Gajocha). He is the older of two children. His sister Maria with her husband Bogdan Fedirko live in Chicago, Illinois.
In 1996, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology.
On October 1, 1996, Bishop-
In 2004/05, Bishop-
Upon returning to the Eparchy of Stamford in September 2005, he was appointed Rector/President of St. Basil Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Stamford, CT.
On August 12, 2007, Bishop Paul Chomnycky, OSBM, Eparch of Stamford bestowed on Father Danylo the title of Very Reverend Archpriest.
In his eparchial assignments Bishop-
In addition Bishop–elect Danylo serves as secretary of the Patriarchal Commission for Clergy in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and is a member of the Working Group for the Development of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
On August 7, 2014, Pope Francis appointed him the Eparch of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, OH.
THE VATICAN – AUG. 7, 2014
APPOINTMENT OF THE BISHOP OF SAINT JOSAPHAT IN PARMA OF THE UKRAINIANS (USA)
ST. VLADIMIR'S CATHEDRAL SUMMER CATECHETICAL CAMP
From Monday, August 11 to Friday, August 15, Rev.Ihor Midzak, Rector of St. Vladimir Cathedral is organizing a summer catechetical camp for the children of the cathedral parish. On Monday the participants visited the Ukrainian Museum of Stamford. Pictured above are the children with Bishop Paul Chomnycky, Fr. Ihor., Fr. Bohdan Danylo, Dc. Valter Volochen, Lubow Wolynetz and Natalia Chaparin in front of the museum building.
NEW US UKRAINIAN BISHOP MAKES COMMUNITY A PRIORITY
The phone call caught Fr Bohdan Danylo by surprise when he was named by Pope Francis as the new Bishop of the Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, Ohio on Thursday, August 7.
“I got the phone call and the rest was history. I hope that I will be able to fulfill this new task that the Holy Father is asking of me,” he told Vatican Radio in an interview.
The Eparchy of St. Josaphat is one of four Ukrainian Catholic dioceses in the US, which has parishes from Ohio to as far south as Florida.
When asked about the state of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States, Bishop-
The Ukrainian Catholic Church in America has continued to provide both spiritual and material support for Ukraine during this time of crisis. Charitable organizations set up by the Church have been sending aid, Bishop-
At 43 years old, Bishop-
In his final words, Bishop-
ST. VLADIMIR’S CATECHETICAL SUMMER CAMP VISIT TO THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN STAMFORD
On Wednesday, August 13, St. Vladimirs Summer Camp participants visited the First Presbyterian Church in Stamford. The building has a unique structure, because it is build in the form of a fish (whale), which is the symbol of the church.
ST. VLADIMIR'S SUMMER CATECHETICAL CAMP VISIT TO FOOD BANK
On Friday, August 15, 2014, on the Feast of Dormition, St. Vladimir's Catechetical Camp went to the local food bank to donate collected nonperishable food. As a part of week long summer camp, St. Vladimir's Cathedral children, in addition to study of Bible, catechetical classes, liturgy, learn to help those less fortunate among us. Children donated their own food to these in need. Pictured above Father Ihor Midzak with the camp participants.
MOST REV. JOHN BURA WELCOMED BISHOP-
Monday through Wednesday, August 18-
LETTER OF HIS BEATITUDE SVIATOSLAV REGARDING SITUATION IN UKRAINE
UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC EPARCHY OF ST. JOSAPHAT IN PARMA
RITE OF ORDINATION & INSTALLATION
THE MOST REV. BOHDAN J. DANYLO
August 29, 2014
The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma has scheduled the Pontifical Divine Liturgy with the Rite of Ordination and Installation of the Most Reverend Bohdan J. Danylo, bishop-
Please pray for Bishop-
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Ihor Midzak
NEW APPOINTMENTS IN THE EPARCHY OF STAMFORD
The Very Reverend Roman Malyarchuk has been appointed Rector of St. Basil Ukrainian Catholic Seminary, Stamford, CT, effective September 7, 2014.
The Reverend Bohdan Hedz has been assigned Administrator of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Riverhead, NY, effective September 7, 2014
The Reverend Ilie Babota has been assigned Parochial Vicar of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church, Rochester, NY, effective September 14, 2014.
Congratulations and Best Wishes to the newly appointed. May God Bless you in your new assignments. Многая літа!
75TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST. BASIL COLLEGE SEMINARY
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