On September 13 2015 on the grounds of St. Basil Seminary took place 48th Connecticut State Ukrainian Day Festival. It started with the Pontifical Divine Liturgy, celebrated by bishop Paul Chomnycky, OSBM, together with bishop-emeritus Basil Losten, Right Rev. Mitred Archpriest Ihor Midzak and Very Reverend Roman Malyarchuk. Congregational responses sung St. Vladimir Ukrainian Cathedral children’s choir under the direction of Oksana Bereza. After the Divine Liturgy started the festival program. It was opened by National Anthem of USA, sung by Marichka Sharavarnyk and National Anthem of Ukraine, sung by Protection of BVM parish choir, directed by Oksana Kit. Masters of ceremonies were Roman and Olena Stanislavsky. The following performers were participating in the festival progam: Zolotyi Promin (Hartford dance group), Yunist (NY dance group), Pavlishyn sisters, Kalynonka (Stamford dance group), Volodimir Verminskyy, Horlytsia (Long Island dance group), Victor Sydir, Vesna (Spring Valley NY dance group), Melania and Stephania Korenovsky, Stamford CYM Rusalky, Popovichi duet, Lorrie and Evelin Solonynka, Chornobryvci (Staten Island NY dance group), Valeriy Zhmud, Ariana Ostaphiychyk. Besides the wonderful festival program guests were also able to enjoy delicious food and purchase beautiful souvenirs from multiple vendors.
PRIESTLY ORDINATION IN THE EPARCHY OF STAMFORD
On Saturday, May 9, Most Rev. Paul Chomnycky, Bishop of Stamford, ordained Reverend Deacon Andriy Krip to the Holy Priesthood. The ordination took place in the chapel of St. Basil Seminary in Stamford, CT. Congratulations to the Newly Ordained: AXIOS and Многая літа!
CANTOR'S PROGRAM AT ST. BASIL SEMINARY
On April 24-26 Cantor's workshop was held for cantors from the parishes of the Stamford Eparchy. Under the guidance of Ihor Boyko, the participants were improving their knowledge of the Resurrectional Tones.
ST. BASIL SEMINARY OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 20-22, an Open House was held for young men contemplating a possible vocation to the holy priesthood or religious life. The young men enjoyed a taste of seminary life including prayer, fellowship, good food and stimulating discussion on personal vocation.
“To the Light of Resurrection through the Thorns of Catacombs”
at St. Basil Seminary
This year we commemorate 25th Anniversary of the Reemergence of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. On this occasion, on November 15th, St. Basil Seminary hosted the exhibit entitled: “To the Light of Resurrection through the Thorns of Catacombs”. The exhibit was sponsored by the “Sophia” Association of the Ukrainian Catholics in U.S.
This Exhibit is a collection of unique photo materials and eye-witness testimony of clergy, religious and faithful who live through the years of Church in Catacombs (1939-1991).
The exhibit gave the opportunity to learn about the life of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the 20th century and heroic witness of faith.
Congratulations to the Catechists of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Elvira Julek, Cecilia Daciuk, Ilesaveta Gardasz and Julia Bronski, who on October 29, 2014 celebrated the 25th anniversary of their service to Stamford Eparchy.
25 YEARS OF SERVICE IN THE EPARCHY OF STAMFORD
September 18 – 20 St. Basil Seminary celebrated the 75th Anniversary of its founding in 1939. The festivity opened on Thursday evening with the Evening Prayers (the Sixth Hour) at the seminary chapel. The next day the alumni had a chance to visit various sites on the campus and reminisce the years spent at St. Basil’s. In the evening, the seminary hosted the Anniversary Banquet dinner attended by more then 200 guests. The Anniversary celebration concluded on Friday with the Thanksgiving Divine Liturgy and the Symposium dedicated to the history, as well as, the future of St. Basil Seminary. Ad Multos Annos dear St. Basil!