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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-elect Bohdan J. Danylo

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.

Bishop-elect grew up in Przemysl (Peremyshl), where he attended grade school and high school.  After graduating from II Liceum in 1990, he entered seminary formation at the Metropolitan Seminary in Lublin, and studied philosophy at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. In 1992, he immigrated with his family to the United States of America where he continued his theological studies at the Catholic University of America while residing at St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Washington, DC.

In 1996, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology.

Bishop-elect has a connection to the Eparchy of Parma, inasmuch as his paternal grandfather, John Danylo was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1909 and left America for Eastern Europe before outset of World War I.

On October 1, 1996, Bishop-elect Danylo was ordained a priest for the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford by Bishop Basil H. Losten at St. Basil Seminary chapel in Stamford, CT.  For a year following his ordination he served as an assistant pastor at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hartford, CT.  In 1997 he was assigned as the Dean of Men and Procurator of St. Basil College Seminary.  In 2001, he was appointed the Vice Rector of St. Basil College Seminary and served in this position until 2004.  

In 2004/05, Bishop-elect resided at the Casa Santa Maria in Rome, where he earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas.

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-elect Danylo served as Vocations Director and Youth Director for the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford, as secretary of the Presbyteral Council, as board member of the Eparchial Priests’ Benevolence Plan, and as executive secretary of the Pastoral Council.  

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.

Bishop-elect Danylo also serves as Board Director of the Providence Association of Ukrainian Catholics in America, and is a member of the League of Ukrainian Catholics of America.  

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

- Radio Vatican Interview

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.

Bishop-elect Danylo outlined the priorities of his episcopal ministry of the eparchy in two steps: to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ and to bring the Lord close to the people of God.

When asked about the state of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States, Bishop-elect Danylo explained the Ukrainian Catholic Church is experiencing a new spring time in places where there is a large influx of new Ukrainian immigrants.

The bishop-elect is hopeful for even more growth within the Ukrainian Church in the US, which he said requires that we  stop considering the Church as a building, but as a community of people, willed by God, where we meet the living Christ.

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-elect Danylo said. He also noted the strong presence of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ukraine among the military chaplaincy.

At 43 years old, Bishop-elect Danylo will become the US’ youngest bishop and take possession of the longest vacant see in the United States. When asked about how he feels about his age, he quoted Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, former head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, on the election of now Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the Church’s current leader, “Do not worry; the time of each day will be working against him!” The Bishop-elect hopes to grow in wisdom day by day to be able to fulfill the duties of his ministry.

In his final words, Bishop-elect Danylo urged everyone to go to their local Church, where God is waiting for each one of us, whether we were in Church yesterday or ten years ago. In particular he asked everyone to consider going to an Eastern Church, a treasure of the Catholic Church ready to be shared with the world.

Follow the link to the Radio Vatican website

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.

BISHOP-ELECT BOHDAN J. DANYLO INTERVIEW WITH VIRA IVANYTSKA FROM THE UKRAINIAN RADIO IN PARMA, OH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90RS0Wjt7Tw

MOST REV. JOHN BURA WELCOMED BISHOP-ELECT BOHDAN J. DANYLO AT ST. JOSAPHAT EPARCHY IN PARMA

Monday through Wednesday,  August 18-20,, 2014,  Most Rev. Bohdan J. Danylo, Bishop-elect visited St. Josaphat Eparchy in Parma.   Pictured above Most Rev. John Bura welcoming Bishop-elect Danylo in the chancery office.

LETTER OF HIS BEATITUDE SVIATOSLAV REGARDING SITUATION IN UKRAINE

Letter in English

UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC EPARCHY OF ST. JOSAPHAT IN PARMA

RITE OF ORDINATION & INSTALLATION

OF

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-elect on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 2:00pm at St. Josaphat Cathedral, 5720 State Road, Parma, OH, 44134.


Please pray for Bishop-Elect!


Sincerely yours in Christ,

Rev. Ihor Midzak

Protosyncellus


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!

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