2021 Connecticut Ukrainian Day Festival

Bishop Paul Chomnycky and the CT State Ukrainian Day Committee announce the 53rd annual CT State Ukrainian Day Festival will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at St. Basil’s Seminary in Stamford, CT. Please save the date!

On Tuesday, June 22, at 8 PM, the Festival Committee will meet virtually to plan this annual event. We are inviting anyone who would like to be on the planning committee to join this meeting. New people and new ideas are always welcome.

To receive an invitation to this Zoom meeting, please email General Chairman Roman Stanislavskyy at roman.stanislavskyy@eversourse.com

OR Corresponding Secretary Gloria Horbaty at gphorbaty@hotmail.com or 203-269-5909. The invite includes computer and phone connection.

Bishop Basil celebrates anniversary

Today is the 50th anniversary of Bishop Basil’s episcopal ordination.

Bishop Basil was ordained a priest 64 years ago and ordained bishop in 1971. He served the Stamford Eparchy from 1977-2006.

May God grant Bishop Basil many years.

Ukrainian School of New Haven to resume

On Saturday, April 10th the Ukrainian School of New Haven will partially resume classes. Pani Halia will meet with her class starting at 10 am. Religious instruction will follow in preparation for First Holy Communion which will take place in May.

Pani Orysia will NOT meet with her class on April 10th. We will inform you of her start date later in April.

For everyone’s safety and to minimize our liability we will be following the CDC Covid 19 safety protocol (masks, etc), Thank you for your cooperation

We wish everyone a Happy and Blessed Easter!

Повідомляємо що в суботу 10-квітня відкриваємо навчання в нашій школі – хоч частинно . В той день пані Галя буде мати навчання включно з релігією починаючи о год 10-їй рано .
Пригадуємо що буде продовження підготування до 1шого Св. Причастя яке відбудеться у місяці Травні.

Пані Орися поки що не зможе починати в той день . Кляса пані Орисі починатиме пізніше в місяці – ми дамо знати точно коли .

Будемо дотримуватися всіх наказів CDC які відносяться до Covid 19 ( маски І тд) . Дякуємо за співпрацю.

Бажаємо всім Веселих Свят !

29th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence

The Ukrainian nation and those who live in other countries are celebrating the 29th anniversary of independence. No doubt the past several years have given every sector of society something to think about in terms of the meaning of freedom, being a protagonist in one’s own history, the economy, religious freedom, politics, etc. Key to our Christian witness is knowing the reality in which we live and to evaluate reality from within the context of the Gospel. Let’s pray fervently to the Lord through the intercession of Mary, His Mother, the Pokrova for Ukraine.

O LORD JESUS CHRIST OUR GOD: Accept from us, Thine unworthy servants, this fervent supplication, and having forgiven us all our sins, remember all our enemies that hate and wrong us, and render not unto them according to their deeds, but according to Thy great mercy convert them:

The unbelieving to true faith and piety, and the believing that they may turn away from evil and do good.

By Thine all-powerful might, mercifully deliver all of us, Thy holy Church and our Nation from every evil circumstance.

Free our homeland, from all enemies, both visible and invisible and their power; Hearken unto the painful cry of Thy faithful servants who cry unto Thee day and night in tribulation and sorrow, O our most merciful God, and lead their life out of corruption.

Grant peace and tranquility, love and steadfastness, and swift reconciliation to Thy people, whom Thou hast redeemed by Thy precious Blood. But unto them that have departed from Thee and seek Thee not, be Thou manifest, that not one of them perish, but that all of them be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth; that all in harmonious oneness of mind and unceasing love may glorify Thy most holy name, O patient-hearted Lord Who art quick to forgive.

O Physician of souls and bodies, with compunction and contrite hearts we fall down before Thee and groaning we cry unto Thee:

Heal the injuries and sicknesses, heal the passions of the souls and bodies of all those who have been injured or are perishing from attacks of lawless ones.

Pardon the injured, for Thou art kind-hearted, all transgressions, voluntary and involuntary, and quickly raise them up from their bed of sickness, we pray Thee, hearken and have mercy.

Again we pray that Ukraine be preserved from famine, pestilence, earthquake, flood, fire, the sword, the attack of enemies, and civil war; that our good and man loving God may be merciful a favorable to those who are still trapped in the destroyed buildings and that He assist those who are attempting to rescue them.

Bishop Paul celebrates his birth

Today (May 19th), our Bishop Paul Chomnycky, OSBM, the Eparch of Stamford, celebrates his birthday.

Bishop was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He entered the novitiate of the Order of St. Basil the Great, the Basilian Monastery in Glen Cove, New York, in November 1982 and professed final vows in Rome on January 1, 1988, ordained to the priesthood on October 1, 1988. He was appointed Exarch for Ukrainian Catholics in Great Britain on April 5, 2002 and ordained bishop on June 11, 2002 by His Beatitude, Lubomyr Cardinal Husar and installed as fourth Eparch of Stamford, February 20, 2006.

Happy birthday, Bishop Paul! Many blessings!

Marking 34 years since Chornobyl

Today, Sunday 26 April 2020, history marks 34 years since the world’s worst nuclear disaster – Chornobyl.

Let us commemorate the victims and honor their memory with prayer.

Eternal memory!
Vichnaya Pamyat!

Iconography 4 Kids

The Office of Religious Education of the Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma produced a series with Father Marek Visnovsky who will be talking about how icons are made and the symbolism behind each stage of the process – for kids!

Horizons Media produced the video.

Excellent intro, even for adults.