Around the Archeparchy

Father Yurij Markewicz, 85, passed away recently. He was priest in the Reading, PA parish. Vichnaya Pumyat!

On Sunday, May 8th, newly ordained priest of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia, Rev. Volodymyr Radko, celebrated his First Mass of thanksgiving in Roman Catholic Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. Ordained almost three months ago in Ukraine, Fr. Volodymyr is a graduate of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, which is the diocesan seminary of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Liturgy in the Byzantine-Ukrainian rite in Roman Catholic basilica was also an occasion to pray for peace in Ukraine. 


Watch Archbishop Borys Gudziak CNN interview. April 23, 2022.  Click Here:


Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak, the highest-ranking Ukrainian Catholic prelate in the United States and organizer and president of Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), will be the principal speaker and receive an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame’s 177th University Commencement Ceremony on May 15, Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced today.


In response to the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine, Pope Francis had invited bishops throughout the world to join him on Friday, March 25th, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, in the consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In prayerful solidarity with the Holy Father, Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will be the principal celebrant at a Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Most Reverend Borys Gudziak, Metropolitan Archbishop for Ukrainian Catholics in the United States, will preach the homily.


Eugene A. Luciw was awarded the Alexander B. Chernyk Medal for his dedicated service to the Ukrainian community, particularly the youth in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Mr. Luciw has been the emcee of many of the church Ukrainian Day Festivals. Congratulations Eugene!

Archbishop Borys Gudziak elected as as chairman-elect of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development during the November General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, USCCB informs.


On November 14, Icon painter Christine Dochwat was inducted into the Order of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Metropolitan Borys Gudziak led the ceremony and presented the award on behalf of Patriarch Sviatoslav and the bishops of the Synod. Dochwat is the fourth laureate of the Order of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, the highest honor in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. The beautiful Iconostats in our church was created by Christine. Congratulations Christine!