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Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Attend the Celebration of the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul (According to Gregorian Calendar) at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in Chicago, IL, Welcoming a New Bishop for Ukrainian Catholics
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Hierarchs of the UOC of the USA Attend the Celebration of the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul (According to Gregorian Calendar) at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in Chicago, IL, Welcoming a New Bishop for Ukrainian Catholics

In a spirit of ecumenical brotherly love and following the example of leaders of Orthodox and Catholic Churches: His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel attended liturgical Services of Enthronement of a new Eparchial bishop for the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Diocese of Chicago on 28-29 June, 2017.

Upon the invitation of His Beatitude Major Archbishop Swiatoslav (Shewchuk) and St. Nicholas Ukrainian Greek Catholic Eparchy of Chicago, IL the hierarchs of the UOC of the USA attended the enthronement of the Fifth Hierarch of St. Nicholas Eparchy - Bishop Benedict (Aleksijchuk).

In their personal greetings of Bishop Benedict, both Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel shared hope that the cooperation between the parishes of the UOC of the USA and UGCC will continue to spiritually mature, especially in the areas of common spiritual interest for both Churches.

Welcoming the presence of the hierarchs of the UOC of the USA, Major Archbishop Swiatoslav offered his words of appreciation to them for carrying on the modern day tradition of expressing brotherly love for one another in the hope that this love will lead to greater cooperation with and comprehension of on another. 

Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel were escorted by Very Rev. Fr. Ivan Lymar (pastor of St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orhtodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL) and Very Rev. Fr. Vasyl Sendeha (pastor of Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orhtodox Church in Palos Park, IL).

In the afternoon hours of Thursday, June 29, 2017, Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel departed Chicago Metropolitan area for Winnipeg, Canada, where a meeting of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Boundaries of Ukraine is scheduled to take place in the headquarters of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada.

Photos: Courtesy of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral

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