Собор Єпископів УПЦ США вручив церковні нагороди
On June 25-26, 2019, the hierarchs of the UOC of the USA - His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel, traveled to Emlenton, PA to visit the campers of the Diocesan Church School Camp at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp.
Having given blessings to the campers, the hierarchs shared a meal with the staff and campers of the encampment. During the meal, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony called everyone’s attention to the long history of All Saints Camp: “The dream of having our own church camp began decades ago when concerned and dedicated persons with vision and a sense of responsibility for the future of our people and children took the original first steps, initiated by the faithful and the clergy of the UOC of the USA…”
Vladyka Antony named various individuals that have offered their time in caring for the youth of the Church. Among such individuals, His Eminence singled out the present director of the Consistory Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Mrs. Natalie Kapeluck-Nixon. Vladyka-Metropolitan offered sincere gratitude to Natalie for her dedication and over 20 years of service to the youth of the Church. On behalf of the Council of Bishops of the Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony presented Mrs. Kapeluck-Nixon with the Centennial Award – medal of St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle. The entire congregation of campers immediately started cheering and along with the seminarians of St. Sophia Seminary (who are also serving as counselors during the encampment) sang prayerful and joyful “God, Grant you many blessed years – Mnohaya Lita!”
On Wednesday, June 26, 2019 – both hierarchs of the Church traveled to Butler, PA in order to visit in the assisted living residence Protopresbyter William and Pani-matka Sonia Diakiw.
Fr. Bill and Pani Sonia have served our Ukrainian Orthodox Church the USA for over 64 years!
Metropolitan Antony presented Fr. William a Centennial St. Andrew the First-Called-Apostle Medal and Pani Sonia was awarded the medal of Sts Borys and Hlib for their dedicated service to Christ and His Holy Church. Many blessed years!