Archieparchial Sobor 2014
An Archieparchial Sobor was held at the Golden Dome Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Philadelphia, on October 25, 2014. We are pleased to provide the video of the day's events as well as the Report on the Sobor.
The agenda for the Sobor included:
Theme: “I am the Light of the World” (Jn 8:12)
Welcome-Opening Prayer Metropolitan Stefan
Invited presentations on Encountering the Light of Christ through:
The Word of God and Catechesis—Rev. Archpriest John M. Fields
Liturgy and Prayer—Mr. Ted Veresink
Service to our Neighbor--- Dr. Henry Fesniak
Leadership / Stewardship—Mr. Roman Dubenko
Communion / Unity---Mr. Orest Kucyna
Missionary Spirit—Very Reverend Andriy Rabiy
Moderator---Mr. Ken Hutchins
Summary responses from surveys on youth, women, faithful, clergy followed by Discussion/ Q&A period
Group Discussions specific recommendations for our Church today answering the questions:
1) How will we live the Gospel message and foster vibrant parishes?
2) How will we invite others (former parishioners, family members, neighbors) and welcome them into our parish families?
General gathering with sharing from discussion groups consensus on direction / recommendations Moderator—Mr. Ken Hutchins
Summary and concluding comments Metropolitan Stefan
Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral Homily theme:“You are the Light of the World”(Mt 5: 13-14)
Metropolitan Archbishop Stefan Soroka's letter to the participants, accompanying the report is available here. The PDF has both Ukrainian and English versions of his letter.
The Full Report, containing a Summary of the Sobor, the texts of the invited speakers, the full group presentations, the results of the survey for the event, and the Report of the Sobor is available in PDF version in English
or in Ukrainian
An ePub version of the full report is available in English or Ukrainian for reading on tablets or smartphones.
The Summary of the report is available in English or Ukrainian.
The invited presentations are available in English or Ukrainian.
Small group presentations are available in English.
Archieparchial Sobor Survey results are available in English.
The Report of the Sobor is available in English or Ukrainian.
Vibrant Parish video survey results are available in English.
In addition to the written reports, the Sobor was professionally recorded. To provide easier access to the day long video, the entire day of the Sobor has been segmented into 26 smaller “chapters.”
The segments (chapters) include:
Prayer for Vibrant Parishes
Archbishop’s Instructions for the Day
Moderator Introductions and Instructions
Fr. John Fields Presentation
Ted Veresink Presentation
Dr. Heny Fesniak Presentation
Roman Dubenko Presentation
Orest Kucyna Presentation
Fr. Andriy Rabiy Presentation
Archbishop’s Survey Summary
Morning Question and Answer session (4 Parts)
Sobor Overview and video of small group discussions
Group H Presentation
Group G Presentation
Group F Presentation
Group E Presentation
Group D Presentation
Group C Presentation
Group B Presentation
Group A Presentation
Afternoon Participant Comments
Archbishop’s Closing Comments