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.

Easter bread (Pascha) 2020

UNWLA branch 108 will be taking orders for Ukrainian Easter bread (pascha). They will be available for pick up on April 4 and 5; there will only be a limited amount available so pre-order your paska now. To place an order call or text Anna at 203-506-1818 or e-mail

108 Biдділ Cоюз Українок буде пекти паски на продаж 4 і 5 Квітня. Прошу замоляти паски в Гані 203-506-1818   


New book: Strangers in a Strange Church

“This mainly young group of people – none of whom are ethnic Ukrainian and many who were not raised Catholic – has breathed new life into not only the shrine community, but the overall Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church in Canada.”

Book spotlights ‘new faces’ in Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada
By Christopher Guly/Special to The Ukrainian Weekly

h/t: Sheptytsky Institute

The Ukrainian Christmas Tradition

The Knights of Columbus is hosting a presentation on Ukrainian Christmas Tradition given by Fr. Paul Luniw.

Sunday, January 26, 2-3pm

Knights of Columbus Museum, One State Street, New Haven

Eastern Europe will the focus region of the European continent January 25 and 26.
Among the events will be a presentation by Fr. Paul Luniw, pastor of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Terryville, CT. On Sunday, January 26, at 2 p.m., Fr. Luniw will discuss Christmas customs and traditions in Ukraine. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is held in conjunction with the museum’s Christmas in Europe exhibition, which features 80 Nativity scenes from across the European continent. The show continues through February 2, 2020. Free admission and parking. Open to the public.