Bishop-elect Bohdan Danylo, a former rector of St. Basil Seminary, gives a tour of the chapel in the old seminary building at 14 Peveril Road.
The Anniversary Banquet at Sheraton of Stamford.
At the Symposium: Rev. Dr. Ivan Kaszczak presents the history of St. Basil Seminary and College.
At the Symposium: Dr. Edward Bordeau talks about the education process at St. Basil College during the last few decades.
At the Symposium: Rev. Peter Galadza explores possibilities for the future of St. Basil Seminary.
At the Symposium: Msgr. Peter Waslo talks about his time at St. Basil.
September 18 – 20 St. Basil Seminary celebrated the 75th Anniversary of its founding in 1939. The festivity opened on Thursday evening with the Evening Prayers (the Sixth Hour) at the seminary chapel. The next day the alumni had a chance to visit various sites on the campus and reminisce the years spent at St. Basil’s. In the evening, the seminary hosted the Anniversary Banquet dinner attended by more then 200 guests. The Anniversary celebration concluded on Friday with the Thanksgiving Divine Liturgy and the Symposium dedicated to the history, as well as, the future of St. Basil Seminary. Ad Multos Annos dear St. Basil!
TWO ANNIVERSARIES CELEBRATED AT ST. BASIL'S CHAPEL
Today on October 1, the Feast of Protection of the Mother of God, His Excellency Paul Chomnycky, our Bishop and Father, as well as, His Excellency Bohdan Danylo, Bishop-elect of Parma, both celebrate the anniversaries of their priestly ordination. Congratulations to Bishop Paul and Bishop-elect Bohdan: МНОГАЯ ЛІТА!
FALL CLERGY DAYS
October 6-8, the clergy of the Stamford Eparchy attended their semi-annual clergy days in Mount Alvernia Retreat Center, Wappingers Falls, NY. During the first day, Rev. Paul Luniw, JCD, Judicial Vicar of the Eparchy of Stamford, conducted two conferences dedicated to Marriage Law of the Eastern Catholic Churches. The next day, all the clergy gathered for the Celebratory dinner held in honor of Most Rev. Bohdan Danylo, who is leaving Our Eparchy due to his new appointment as the Eparch of St. Josaphat Eparchy in Parma.
On Sunday, October 19, Most Rev. Paul Chomnycky, Bishop of Stamford, ordained Reverend Deacon Valter Volochen to the Holy Priesthood. The ordination took place in St.Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church in Prudentopolis, Brazil, the home town of Rev. Volochen. Congratulations to the Newly Ordained: AXIOS and Многая літа!
EXHIBIT “TO THE LIGHT OF RESURRECTION THROUGH THE THORNS OF CATACOMBS”
MOST REV. BOHDAN J. DANYLO ORDINATION & INSTALLATION
Congratulations to the Catechists of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Elvira Julek, Cecilia Daciuk, Ilesaveta Gardasz, and Julia Broniski, who today celebrate the 25th anniversary of their service to Stamford Eparchy.
MOST REV. BOHDAN J. DANYLO ORDINATION & INSTALLATION
CONSECRATION AND INSTALLATION OF THE MOST REV. BOHDAN J. DANYLO, AS THE SECOND BISHOP OF PARMA
On November 4, 2014, in the Cathedral of Saint Josaphat in Parma, Ohio (USA), the Head of the UGCC His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk presided over the consecration and enthronement of the newly elected Ordinary of the Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, Bishop Bohdan Danylo. Co-consecrators during the ordination were Bishop Paul Chomnycky, Eparch of Stamford and Bishop John Bura, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, who until this time was likewise the Apostolic Administrator of the eparchy in Parma. The solemn Liturgy was also attended by many hierarchs, priests, deacons, consecrated persons and the laity of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church, Maronite Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church from all over the United States, Canada, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
During the sermon, which His Beatitude Sviatoslav delivered in Ukrainian and English, the Head of the UGCC said that the bishop, among other duties assigned to him, has to be “the light to those, who dwell in darkness.” According to the Head of the UGCC, “The Lord God sends His bishop to His Church in a very special time. We can say that today the world, in large part, lies in darkness. How many people today [...] turn their eyes to the Church, because sometimes the darkness of disbelief and confusion bothers them and only from the Church emanates the light of truth that shows them the way in their lives.” Therefore, addressing Bishop Bohdan, the Primate of the UGCC said: “In your ministry, may your eyes be always directed to the Source of the heavenly light.”
After the Liturgy, a representative of the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States read a bull from the Supreme Pontiff vis-a-vis the confirmation of the election of the newly ordained hierarch and handed it over to Bishop Bohdan, after which Bishop Bohdan addressed the audience with a word.
USCCB PRESS RELEASE
Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The role of Catholic bishops is to accompany their family of the church through their fears and concerns, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said November 10, 2014. In his first presidential address since his election last November, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz told his brother bishops gathered in Baltimore for the annual fall general assembly November 10-13 that "as pastors, we accompany so many families who face their own fears and concerns and who yearn to experience the love of Jesus in and through his loving family -- the church. Evangelizing means witnessing to our hope in Jesus," said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, in opening the USCCB's annual fall general assembly in Baltimore.
All of our Ukrainian Catholic Bishops in America (Metropolitan Stefan Soroka, Bishop Richard Semenack, Bishop Paul Chomnycky, Bishop John Bura, Bishop Basil H. Losten, and Bishop Bohdan J. Danylo) are taking active part in the US Bishops Fall 2014 meeting.
In addition to the general session bishops are meeting to discuss issues related to the life and ministry of the Eastern Catholic Churches in US. Daily Divine Liturgies included celebration of Chaldean Liturgy for all the attending Bishops.
EDMONTON: 17-20 NOVEMBER 2014 VIBRANT PARISH EPARCHIAL COORDINATORS HELD THEIR ANNUAL MEETING.
The meeting of the coordinators of North America and Australia for the pastoral program the "Vibrant Parish a place to encounter the living Christ", was held in Edmonton at the Ukrainian Catholic Basilian House of Studies. The meeting was chaired and by Most Rev. Ken Nowakowski, bishop of New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada , and Head of the Implementation team and assisted by Most Rev. Bohdan Danylo, Bishop of Parma, Ohio, USA and Executive Director of the Implementation Team, Very Rev. Dr. Andrij Onuferko, of Ottawa. The annual meeting was attended by Eparchial Coordinators from the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchies in N. America and Australia. The focus of this year's meeting was on the introduction of a Pastoral Stewardship Hand Book, a review of the past year's initiatives and preparatory work for the up-coming Patriarchal Sobor to be held in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine at the end of August 2015.
CHRISTMAS PASTORAL MESSAGE OF THE UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC HIERARCHY