1025 Years—and Counting


A quarter-century ago, in the year 1988, much attention was focused upon a historic event: the millennial anniversary of a mass baptism of a growing society of Slavs, orchestrated by their leader, Grand Prince Volodymyr of Kyivan Rus'. The thousandth-year achievement was too momentous to be overlooked, especially by descendants of the people-unifying movement that had, in ten centuries, permeated other lands near and far through generations of moving and migration, forming enclaves, though separated by great distance, were united through a common bond of faith and tradition.

Bishop Innocent (Lotocky, OSBM) 1915-2013


Funeral Photos

Retired Bishop of St Nicholas Eparchy in Chicago, +Innocent (Lotocky) fell asleep in the Lord July 4, 2013. His funeral services and burial were celebrated July 12 and 13 in Chicago at St Nicholas Cathedral and the parish cemetery.

 At age 97 he was the oldest bishop in the Ukrainian Catholic Church worldwide. Bishop Innocent was relatively active until recently. On June 29, he was admitted to the hospital with breathing difficulties.

Bishop Innocent Lotocky, OSBM has passed away


It is with great sadness and heaviness of heart that we inform you of the death of Bishop-emeritus of the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy Innocent Lotocky, at the age of 97. On Saturday, June 29, Bishop Innocent was taken to hospital after having difficulty breathing. His condition deteriorated and he died peacefully in Presence St. Mary Medical Center in Chicago, IL on July 4 at 11:09 am (Central Time).

Encounter 2012 Underway


INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Eastern Catholics in the United States are not new to the country. Yet they are often overlooked when “Catholic” news makes its way to the pages and airwaves of the media. Hoping to remedy this phenomenon, a program of educational “Encoun-ters” has been developed.

Very Reverend Canon Thomas L. Glynn has passed away at the age of 80


It is with great sadness and heaviness of heart that we announce the passing of the first priest ordained for St. Nicholas Eparchy, our beloved father, colleague and friend Very Reverend Canon Thomas L. Glynn. He died yesterday evening, September 26, at the Resurrection Hospital at the age of 80.

Cathedral, Hall Sites of Bishop Richard's Birthday Celebration


Bishop Richard observed his 70th birthday Sunday, March 4. The event began with the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral church, at which several area clergy were able to concelebrate. At the Holy Table were, besides the Rector and Vice Rector, Very Rev Bohdan Nalysnyk and Fr Volodymyr Hudzan,  Very Rev Mykhailo Kuzma, Arhcpriest John Krotec, Fr Yaroslav Mendyuk, Fr Mykola Buryadnyk and Very Rev Basil Salkovski, OSBM, Dean, who also delivered remarks at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.

Chicago Deanery Clergy Meet in Milwaukee


The clergy of the Chicago Deanery meet from time-to-time, usually in the one of the nearby parishes. As a matter of evening out the travel, it was decided to schedule the most recent session at St Michael's Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 6, 2012.

Dr. Dzul Receives 90th Birthday Salutations from Church Hierarchy


On November 12, 2011, Paul J. Dzul, MD, a long-time leader of the Ukrainian Catholic community in the Detroit area, was honored with congratulatory letters from Patriarch Sviatoslav and Bishop Rich-ard (Seminack) commemorating his 90th birthday.  The event occurred during the celebration of St. Josaphat Church’s 50th Anniversary at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Warren, Michigan.

St Josaphat in Warren, Michigan Celebrates 50 Years: 1961-2011


On Saturday, November 12, 2011,  St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church celebrated its Golden Jubilee at the Ukrainian Cultural Center with a banquet with 400 people attending.  The Master of Ceremonies welcomed Bishop Richard (Seminack) of the Eparchy of St. Nicholas in Chicago, clergy, honored guests and all present.

Catechetical Sunday Is Here, Again


It is September again. For some the school year has already begun. For others, classes will soon begin. Whatever the case, Catechetical Sunday is observed in churches across the country.

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