Cardinal Lubomyr Husar dies aged 84

January 26, 2001 - February 10, 2011 he served as a Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, on February 26, 1933, Lubomyr Husar fled from Ukraine with his parents in 1944, ahead of the advancing Soviet army. He spent the early post-World War II years among Ukrainian refugees in a displaced persons camp near Salzburg, Austria. In 1949, he emigrated with his family to the United States of America. From 1950 to 1954, he studied at St. Basil’s College Read more [...]

Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of Canada and USA Meet in Glen Cove, NY

UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF CANADA AND USA MEET IN GLEN COVE, NY Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka   The Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of Canada and USA held their annual meeting from May 2nd thru May 4th, 2017 in the Library Building of the Ukrainian Catholic Basilian Fathers at St. Josaphat Monastery located in Glen Cove, NY.  A very comfortable and prayerful environment was generously provided through the hospitality of Very Rev. Basilio Salkovski, OSBM, Provincial Superior of the Basilian Read more [...]

Chicago Bishop Announcement

Chicago Bishop Announcement                 The hierarchy, clergy, religious and faithful of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in USA joyfully rejoice with the good news of the Holy Father Pope Francis’ appointment of the Most Reverend Venedykt (Valery) Aleksiychuk, M.S.U., as the Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saint Nicholas in Chicago.  Bishop Aleksiychuk has up until now served as Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv, Ukraine.  He will be the 5th Bishop of St. Nicholas Eparchy, Read more [...]

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka was the Main Celebrant at the Hierarchical Paschal Divine Liturgy at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia, PA on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.  Concelebrants included Deacon Michael Waak, Fr. Roman Sverdan and Fr. Roman Pitula.  Christ is Risen!  Indeed He is Risen!  (Photo: Teresa Siwak, The Way)

METROPOLITAN STEFAN’S MEDITATION FOR PALM SUNDAY

Deafness and blindness are great personal tragedies, but deafness and blindness of the soul is more tragic.  On Palm Sunday, Jerusalem was blind and deaf.  Its people did not recognize the true mission of Jesus.  Many in the crowds wanted a revolutionary and conqueror who would fulfill their expectations and help them realize their nationalistic hopes.  Their souls were unmoved.  In a few days, the crowds of people will change its heart and will call out for the crucifixion of Jesus.  The disciples Read more [...]

METROPOLITAN STEFAN’S MEDITATION FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF GREAT FAST

Our Great Fast Meditations have meditated on the sinfulness of living with feelings of entitlement.  Today’s Gospel tells of how two apostles who blatantly asked Jesus to sit on either side of him when he comes into his glory.  It brought out feelings of animosity among the other ten apostles.  Is this not true of life – our life, when we strive for being regarded as in some way superior and thereby more entitled to life’s privileges than others?  It occurs among all of us, between people Read more [...]

METROPOLITAN STEFAN’S MEDITATION FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF GREAT FAST

The Gospel tells us of a time when Jesus returns from the mountain top to find his apostles baffled, helpless, and ineffective. The apostles had fallen into despair and could not help the father with his ill son. Jesus later explains to them that this kind of cure demanded prayer. The apostles had been equipped with power, but needed prayer to maintain it. Great Fast awakes us to rekindle our relationship with God through more fervent and steadfast prayer. Do we take our relationship with Read more [...]