A Day of Three Blessings at SS Volodymyr and Olha


On Sunday, September 17, 2010, a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Church of Sts. Volodymyr and Olha in Chicago, which marked three important events.   First was the celebration of the Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos--the “second Parish Feast Day.”  Second: the Ordination of Roman Artymovych to the Holy Deaconate.  Third: the blessing of the newly-reconstructed courtyard in front of the Church.  Presiding over these three events was our Eparchial Bishop, His Grace Richard Stephen (Seminack).

Priestly Ordination in Hamtramck


On Sunday, September 19, 2010 ordination. After the prayers the at the Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hamtramck, Michigan, with the blessing of His Grace Bishop RICHARD (Seminack), Deacon Eugene Khomyn, OSBM, a monk of the Order of St Basil was ordained to the rank of presbyter.

Traveling Icon Brings Gifts to Grand Rapids

The Eparchial Jubilee Icon of the Protection of the Mother of God recently visited St. Michael’s Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Father Michael Bliszcz, pastor of St. Michael’s, along with parishioner Ms. Linda Tymensky, drove to Warren, Michigan, to transport the icon to the church. Upon its arrival, three parishioners, Mrs. Maria Bereza, Mrs. Anna Holynsky and Mrs. Anna Marczuc--the latter two founding members of the church--took it out of its traveling container and surrounded the image with a rainbow of flowers. “It’s beautiful!” exclaimed one as she first saw the jeweled icon which ignited many flames of faith during its all-too-short stay.

Visit of the Eparchial Jubilee Icon of the Mother of God Continues

In keeping with the theme and thrust of "Evangelization" associated with the opening of the Eparchial Jubilee Year in Detroit in June, the parishes of Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas received the Eparchial Jubilee Icon of the Protection of the Mother of God written by Hieromonk Damian (Higgins) from its last stop in the Detroit Deanery, Grand Rapids' parish of St Michael.

Jubilee Icon in Michigan

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Parish was recently blessed with a memorable visit of the Holy Icon of the Protection of the Mother of God--her protection over St. Nicholas Eparchy. Recently completed in preparation for the jubilee of the Eparchy, it depicts her maternal care over all the faithful, represented by holding her omophorion over the Cathedral Church, St. Nicholas. The icon began its journey over the United States, in the hopes that it would inspire the faithful with a greater love and devotion to the All-Holy Mother of God, and a renewed zeal to bring more souls to Christ.

Jubilee Celebration begins with a Momentous Start

The first weekend in June was historic for the inauguration of the year-long Jubilee celebra- tion of St Nicholas Eparchy. Fittingly, the faithful were fed with spiritual food though participation in Divine Services--and were given a chance to focus their attention on the purpose of the Church: to bring Christ and His message to their lives and the lives of others.

Bishop Richard Travels to North Dakota


Bishop Richard journeyed to North Dakota for the celebration of the centennial of the establishment of the Diocese of Bismarck from Friday, June 11, until Sunday, June 13.

St. Nicholas Eparchy has four parishes within the geographic confines of that diocese:

Fr Taras Miles Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Ordination


Bishop Richard traveled west to Belfield where he presided at Fr. Tares Miles' 40th anniversary of ordination Liturgy, Monday, June 14 in the afternoon at St Demetrius Church in Fairfield.

Icon of Protection of the Mother of God Written for Jubilee of Eparchy

During the Jubilee observations throughout St Nicholas Eparchy from June 4, this year in Detroit through concluding ceremonies, December 6, next year, in Chicago, a constant item will be present--to emphasize the unity of the people in dependence upon the Protection of the Mother of God. This special image written for the 50th Jubilee of the Eparchy of St Nicholas  

Eparchial Clergy Conference Held


Meeting in Mundelein the deacons and priests of the St Nicholas Eparchy spent from Tuesday evening until Friday lunch at the annual conference, May 18-21, 2010.

Each year, an aspect of parish life is presented as a manner of "continuing education" for the benefit of the clergy-and ultimately for 

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