Festival of Carols & Video of Clergy Caroling for Metropolitan Stefan

Clergy Carol for Metropolitan Stefan

A video of the Clergy of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia and their families singing Christmas Carols for Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka at his residence on January 9, 2017. This video is just a sample of the festivities; clergy arrived all throughout the afternoon and evening to celebrate with Metropolitan Stefan.


St. Nicholas Feast Day 2016 at Cathedral

On December 6, 2016, the Feast Day of St. Nicholas, a Divine Liturgy was celebrated with Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka, Bishop David Motiuk visiting from the Edmonton Eparchy in Canada, as well as several clergy from the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. Lisa Oprysk, cantor, as well as the Missionary Sisters of the Mother of God led in the responses to the Liturgy at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia, PA. Towards the end of the Divine Liturgy, Cathedral Rector, Rev. Roman Pitula wished greetings and Mnohaya Lita to everyone named Nicholas. The Divine Liturgy concluded with the singing of “O Kto Kto” to St. Nicholas.

Ukrainians of Washington, DC, commemorated the first anniversary of the Holodomor Memorial erection

The event started with a common prayer for Ukraine by priests of Ukrainian churches. Then Ambassador of Ukraine to the US Valeriy Chaly, Chairman of the U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor Genocide Awareness 1932-1933 Michael Sawkiw, Head of the Central Election Commission Mykhailo Okhendovsky, deputy head of the Central Election Commission Andriy Magera, MPs of Ukraine Arthur Gerasymov and Igor Popov, architect Larysa Kurylas, other distinguished guests, laid symbolic bundles of wheat to the Memorial.

Ambassador Valeriy Chaly, on behalf of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and his wife Marina, congratulated audience on the anniversary of the Memorial and conveyed President’s words of gratitude to the Ukrainian diaspora of the USA and all those who made efforts into its construction: ” A year ago, due to the joint efforts of American partners, the Ukrainian community in America and the Ukrainian state, the Memorial was opened in Washington in order to become another evidence of the fact that our nation cannot be overcome by any troubles, any malicious intentions of foes, for Ukrainians strive for truth, freedom, democracy and peace on their land and in their country”.

Chairman of the U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor Genocide Awareness 1932-33 Michael Sawkiw and Ambassador William Miller also delivered their welcome remarks.

The event ended by a performance of Kyiv Chamber Choir.


St. Josaphat Seminary 75th Anniversary Liturgy

Our Archeparchy is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Saint Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary. We invite you to join in the celebration of this momentous accomplishment, to be held on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family. A reception will follow in the lower hall.


4250 Harewood Road NE
Washington, DC 20017

Decision 2016 – Before You Vote


BEFORE YOU VOTE: Please listen to this homily by Father John Lankeit, rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, Ariz.


Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka

Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia