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.

The Jubilee Icon Has Visited Eparchial Parishes


Since its sanctification in Detroit by Bishop Richard (Seminack) last year, the Jubilee Icon of the Protection of the Mother of God has been in transit, crisscrossing the vast geography of St Nicholas Eparchy.

To adequately reflect upon the purpose of this pilgrimage, readers of New Star are invited to write (between 50-250 words) a personal commentary of the visit to your area.

St Michael's in Chicago Has Jubilee Icon


Anticipation built up at South Side Chicago's St Mi-chael's  Parish over a period of weeks. As long ago as St Nicholas Day, 2010, when the icon of the Wonderworker of Myra was highlighted with a garland of pine and holly in keeping with the Deanery's commitment to emphasize the Jubilee Year in each parish, parishiolners began to recite the Jubilee Year Prayer.

Icon in "Michiana"


The Jubilee Icon traveled from St Mary’s in Madison, Illinois to be venerated by the parishiners of St. Michael's Parish, in Mishawaka, Indiana.

On Sunday, July 24, the Icon was set before the tetrapod in time for the 10 am Divine Liturgy. Following the Liturgy, all were invited to the 11:30 am picnic in the yard.

Jubilee Icon Comes to Chicago Deanery


The Jubilee Icon of the Protection of the Mother of God came to the Chicago Deanery Sunday, July 10, arriving at St Mary's Assumption (Dormition) Parish in St Louis, Missouri. Divine Liturgy was celebrated at 10 am by Fr. Andrew Plishka, parish administrator, and Fr. James Knapp, SJ, parish assistant.

“Eparchial Boulevard” Dedicated in Los Angeles


His Grace, Bishop Richard (Seminack) cuts the ribbon opening the new Eparchial Boulevard at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Los Angeles, California.  The Boulevard was dedicated this spring celebrating the Eparchy's 50th Anniversary.  

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