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Pope Francis Visits Philadelphia

Published: September 30, 2015

Pope Francis during the Papal Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on September 26, 2015. (Photo: Teresa Siwak)

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka and Bishop John Bura at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on September 26, 2015. (Photo: Teresa Siwak)

Pope Francis riding on the Pope Mobile on September 27, 2015 on the Parkway before the Papal Mass. (Photo: Teresa Siwak)

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka receives Holy Communion on September 27, 2015 at the Papal Mass on the Parkway.  (Photo: Teresa Siwak)

Pope Francis during the Papal Mass on the Parkway on September 27, 2015. (Photo: Teresa Siwak)

Pope Francis during the Homily at the Papal Mass on the Parkway with Metropolitan Stefan in the background on September 27, 2015.  (Photo: Teresa Siwak)


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Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia, PA

Annunciation BVM, Manassas, VA

Annunciation BVM, Melrose Park, PA

Ascension of Our Lord, Sayre, PA

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Assumption, Perth Amboy, NJ

Holy Ghost, West Easton, PA

Holy Trinity, Silver Spring, MD

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Ss. Peter & Paul, Bridgeport, PA

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Ascension Manor Apartments

911 N. Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Ascension Manor is a non-profit senior citizen apartment complex for people 62 and older.  It is located one block away from the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia.  It is under the direction of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia.  For more information on Ascension Manor or for an application, please call 215-922-1116 or visit the website link below. 

For an Ascension Manor application and for more information click here.

Telephone: 215-922-1116

Website (click here)
Ascension Manor articles in THE WAY (click here)

Equal Housing Opportunity 

Our Lady of Sorrows Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery

2618 - 2637 Village Road, Langhorne, PA 19047

Conveniently located in Langhorne, PA, near the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. I-95.  We are just minutes from center city Philadelphia, Bristol, and Trenton.  Our plots are reasonably priced, with pre laid foundations included in the purchase price of the plot.  Contact the cemetery office for additional information.

Telephone: 215-627-0143
E-mail: ukrcathcem@ukrcap.org

Treasury of Faith Museum 

810 N. Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
(1st and 2nd levels)


The museum was founded in 2002 and was established to manifest and preserve the Catholic faith, courage, and determination of our ancestors.  It reflects the roots and history of our Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States of America.  The museum houses artifacts from parishes within the Philadelphia Archeparchy.  Contact the Treasury of Faith Museum for more information and tours.

Telephone: 215-627-3389

E-mail: tofmuseum@ukrcap.org
Website (click here) 

Byzantine Church Supplies Store 

810 N. Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (lower level)


In the store, you will find books, icons, crosses, Christian Incense, church supplies, various linens, priest's vestments, and more!

Business Hours:
M-F 9:30am-4:00pm

Telephone: 215-627-0660

E-mail: byzsupplies@yahoo.com
Website (click here) 

Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia 

827 N. Franklin St., Philadelphia, PA 19123

Telephone: 215-627-0143
Fax:  215-627-0377
E-mail: ukrmet@ukrcap.org



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2) "Why I Come to Church" DVD



3) "Believe for Life - The Creed" DVD

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4) "Believe for Life - The Creed" Brochure 

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5) Songs from the "Believe for Life - The Creed" DVD

The Believe for Life -- The Creed video featured students singing an original song "I Believe" with words and music composed by Mrs. Jaroslava Lonchyna.

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Click to download the lyrics to the "I Believe" songs in English and Ukrainian. (click here)

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9) St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary Brochure

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10) Links to photos from Major-Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk at the Cathedral

See all links to videos and pictures from His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk's visit to the Cathedral in Philadelphia on November 13, 2011. (click here) 


11) A video clip of Pope John Paul II at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia, PA on October 4, 1979. The video is courtesy of Broadcast Pioneers and WPVI.  
Please note: we found it best to view the video from Internet Explorer.  If you have a dial-up connection or a MAC computer, you might not be able to play the video. This video is copyright, we are only permitted to share the link to the video which will open as a .wax file.  

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This photo of the Pope at the Cathedral is courtesy of Tess Bury.

Articles from "The Way" 1979 of the Pope's Visit (click here)

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