Metropolitan Borys Joins Celebrations of Jubilee of Religious Life of Sister Servants in Sloatsburg, NY


On Saturday, August 7, Metropolitan Borys Gudziak of Philadelphia, PA, with Bishop Paul Chomnycky of Stamford, CT, and Bishop Bohdan Danylo of Parma, OH joined the clergy of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia, the Eparchy of Stamford, and the Basilian Fathers in addition to Basilian Sisters, Missionary Sisters, family,  and friends in participating in a Thanksgiving Liturgy for the sisters celebrating milestone anniversaries in religious life. At the celebration, all present prayed for Sr. Evelyn, 75 years of religious life; Sr. Anne, 60 years of religious life; Sr. Zenovia, 55 years of religious life; Sr. Michele, 50 years of religious life; and Sr. Eliane, 25 years of religious life. Sister Zenovia and Sister Eliane serve at two of the Ukrainian Catholic schools in the Archeparchy of Philadelphia, Minersville, PA and Passaic, NJ.

In his homily, Bishop Paul thanked the sisters for the combined 265 years of service. In his words of greetings, Metropolitan Borys emphasized the courage of these jubilarian sisters who followed Christ in “the most radical way.”

On behalf of the whole U.S. Metropolia, Archbishop Borys thanked Sister Kathleen Hutsko for her dedicated service as the Provincial Superior and greeted the new Provincial Superior, Sister Eliane Ilnytsky. 

More about the jubilarian sisters can be found on the Sister Servants’ web page at:


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