The fourth day of the 70th UOL Convention in Warwick, RI began with the early morning Akathist Service in front of the icon of Pochaiv Mother of God. The chanters from various parishes and chapters joined in singing the uplifting praises to the Mother of God during the liturgical service served by Archbishop Daniel and Very Rev. Fr. Taras Naumenko.
Upon the conclusion of the service, Vladyka Daniel addressed the delegates of the Convention. The morning service concluded with the veneration of the icon of Pochaiv Mother of God, while the seminarians of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary chanted prayerful hymns to the Birth-Giver of God.
Several Committee reports were presented, discussed and adopted. It was determined that 2020 Annual UOL Convention will be hosted by Sr. and Jr. UOL Chapters of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA, while the 2018 UOL Convention will coincide with Centennial Celebration of the UOC of the USA at the Metropolia Center of the Church in South Bound Brook, NJ.
In the late hours of the morning sessions both Senior and Junior UOL Convention bodies elected their Executive Boards:
Senior UOL: President - John Holowko of Holy Ascension UOC in Maplewood, NJ; 1st Vice President – Daria Pishko-Komichak of Holy Ascension UOC in Maplewood, NJ; 2nd Vice President – Oleh Bilynsky of Sr. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of Philadelphia, PA; Corresponding Secretary – Ginny Ulbricht of Sts Peter and Paul UOC in Youngstown, OH; Recording Secretary – Anna Anderson of Sts Peter and Paul UOC in Youngstown, OH; Financial Secretary – Alex Shevchuk of Holy Ascension UOC of Maplewood, NJ; Treasurer – Jack Roditski of Holy Ascension UOC in Maplewood, NJ; Auditor - Teresa Linck of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of Philadelphia, PA.
Junior UOL: President – Orest Mahlay of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH; Vice President – Charles Ames of Sts Peter and Paul UOC in Youngstown, OH; Treasurer – Cyril Sheptak of St. Vladimir UOC in Pittsburgh, PA; Financial Secretary – Madeline Zetick of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA; Recording/Corresponding Secretary – Alexis Naumenko of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA.
After a few other announcements, the 68th Annual Ukrainian Orthodox League Convention was adjourned and the delegates began their preparations for the Vespers.
The day concluded with a formal banquet in honor of the 70th Annual UOL Convention.The traditional awards were presented, as the final official acts during the Convention, by the Jr. and Sr. UOL Presidents and Seminarian Scholarships were announced. Seminarians of the Church were awarded scholarships from the Metropolitan John Scholarship Fund.
Day IV of the 70th UOL Convention Concludes in Warwick, RI - 07/29/17
Photos by Subdeacon Mykola Zomchak and Wolodymyr Katolik