Pope Francis Appoints Auxiliary Bishop Andriy Rabiy as Apostolic Administrator of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia; Accepts Resignation of Archbishop Stefan Soroka effective April 16, 2018

Statement by Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka On Monday, April 16th, 2018, the Vatican Information Service announced that the Holy Father has accepted the resignation for medical reasons of Most Rev. Stefan Soroka, Archbishop of Philadelphia for Ukrainians and Metropolitan for the Ukrainian Catholic Church in USA.  Pope Francis has declared the Archeparchy of Philadelphia as “sede […]

Auxhiliary Bishop appointed for Sokal-Zhovkva Eparchy of UGCC

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Vatican it was announced that His Holiness Father Francis gave his consent to canonical election of priest Petro Losa, (C.Ss.R), a former administrator of Chernihiv parish of Sts Petro and Pavlo (Kyiv Archeparchy) as the auxhiliary bishop for Sokal-Zhovkva Eparchy, providing him with the title seat of Panio. We […]

MEDITATION FOR PALM SUNDAY, 2018 Metropolitan Stefan Soroka

Have you ever felt alone even when surrounded by people?  You feel that no one really knows you for the person you really are.  Jesus knows how you feel.  The Palm Sunday Gospel story tells of one such occasion in the life of Jesus.  Jesus knew the crowds singing ‘hosanna’ was hollow.  They had hoped […]

FOURTH SUNDAY OF GREAT FAST 2018 Metropolitan Stefan Soroka

Jesus cures a sick boy telling his father, “Everything is possible to one who has faith” (Mk 9 23).   Jesus observed that this type of cure could only come about through prayer.  The disciples were men of faith but could not cure the boy.  Jesus seems to become impatient with them when he says, “How […]