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!
The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma has scheduled the Pontifical Divine Liturgy with the Rite of Ordination and Installation of the Most Reverend Bohdan J. Danylo, bishop-elect on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 2:00pm at St. Josaphat Cathedral, 5720 State Road, Parma, OH, 44134.
Please pray for Bishop-Elect!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Ihor Midzak
UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC EPARCHY OF ST. JOSAPHAT IN PARMA
Bohdan J. Danylo, 43, was born May 22, 1971 in Gizycko, Poland, the son of Miroslaw and Olga Danylo (nee Gajocha). He is the older of two children. His sister Maria with her husband Bogdan Fedirko live in Chicago, Illinois.
Bishop-elect grew up in Przemysl (Peremyshl), where he attended grade school and high school. After graduating from II Liceum in 1990, he entered seminary formation at the Metropolitan Seminary in Lublin, and studied philosophy at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. In 1992, he immigrated with his family to the United States of America where he continued his theological studies at the Catholic University of America while residing at St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Washington, DC.
In 1996, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology.
Bishop-elect has a connection to the Eparchy of Parma, inasmuch as his paternal grandfather, John Danylo was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1909 and left America for Eastern Europe before outset of World War I.
On October 1, 1996, Bishop-elect Danylo was ordained a priest for the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford by Bishop Basil H. Losten at St. Basil Seminary chapel in Stamford, CT. For a year following his ordination he served as an assistant pastor at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hartford, CT. In 1997 he was assigned as the Dean of Men and Procurator of St. Basil College Seminary. In 2001, he was appointed the Vice Rector of St. Basil College Seminary and served in this position until 2004.
In 2004/05, Bishop-elect resided at the Casa Santa Maria in Rome, where he earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Upon returning to the Eparchy of Stamford in September 2005, he was appointed Rector/President of St. Basil Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Stamford, CT.
On August 12, 2007, Bishop Paul Chomnycky, OSBM, Eparch of Stamford bestowed on Father Danylo the title of Very Reverend Archpriest.
In his eparchial assignments Bishop-elect Danylo served as Vocations Director and Youth Director for the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford, as secretary of the Presbyteral Council, as board member of the Eparchial Priests’ Benevolence Plan, and as executive secretary of the Pastoral Council.
In addition Bishop–elect Danylo serves as secretary of the Patriarchal Commission for Clergy in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and is a member of the Working Group for the Development of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
Bishop-elect Danylo also serves as Board Director of the Providence Association of Ukrainian Catholics in America, and is a member of the League of Ukrainian Catholics of America.
On August 7, 2014, Pope Francis appointed him the Eparch of the Ukrainian Catholic
Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, OH.
The Holy Father, Francis, appointed as Bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma of the Ukrainians (USA), the Rev. Fr. Bohdan Danylo, from the clergy of the Stamford Eparchy of the Ukrainians, the present Rector of the Seminary of St. Basil the Great in the same eparchy.
The Rev. Fr. Bohdan Danylo was born 22 May 1971 in Giżycko, in the province of Suwalki in Poland.
After studying philosophy in Lublin, he moved to the USA, where he received theological education at the Catholic University of America in Washington (DC) and was ordained a priest for the Eparchy of Stamford on October 1, 1996.
After a year of service as curate in the parish of St. Michael in Hartford, he was appointed Vice Rector of the Seminary of St. Basil the Great in Stamford. He continued his studies at the St. Vladimir's Theological Seminary, Crestwood (NY) and then at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, where in 2005 he obtained his Licentiate in Theology.
He speaks English, Ukrainian, Polish and Russian.
Since 2005 he has been the Rector of the Seminary of St. Basil the Great in Stamford and is the eparchial vocations director.
THE VATICAN – AUG. 7, 2014
APPOINTMENT OF THE BISHOP OF SAINT JOSAPHAT IN PARMA OF THE UKRAINIANS (USA)