A Candle-Lighting Ceremony concluded the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia Sobor on October 25, 2014 at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia, PA.
The flame was passed from Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka to Priests to the Faithful. A Prayer for Vibrant Parishes was recited in both English and Ukrainian languages by all who were present at theLiturgy. Video by Teresa Siwak "The Way"
Prayer for Vibrant Parishes
O Lord Jesus Christ, our Good Shepard, as you once gathered lost sheep that they might hear Your voice and be Your flock, so also today graciously look down from heaven upon our parish community, and send down on it Your Holy Spirit, that it might be a place to receive the joy of Your Good News.
Strengthen us with Your presence, and always gather us together in prayer.
Grant us the spirit of serving others, so that in our parish all might encounter You, the merciful God.
Bless us with faithful and spiritual leaders and grace them and us with Your wisdom inspiring all of us to generously give of our time, talents and treasure for the building up of Your Kingdom.
Unite us in peace and harmony, as befits Your community of love.
Instill in us a missionary spirit, and let our parish community shine with the light of the Gospel, with prayer and good works, inviting all to share in the divine life, so that Your Name, O Savior, may be praised, together with Your eternal Father, and Your most-holy, good and life-giving Spirit.
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.
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.
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.
8) 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)
9) 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.
Do you feel God calling you in your life? Perhaps to a life of service as a priest, deacon, monk, or nun? Or perhaps to help out the Church and your fellow men and women in the world by working as a layperson? Or do you feel called to the married life? Perhaps you feel God calling you to live a chaste and celibate life while working in His vineyard?
In whatever direction you feel called by God, we at the Archeparchial Vocations Office are here to help you discern your call in life. Take a look at our dedicated vocations website and feel free to join our Vocations Page on Facebook; join in conversation with us and your fellow Catholic Christians on Twitter too!
May God send His Holy Spirit upon you in discerning God's call in your life!