July 24, 2016 - Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate
The Cathedral Bulletin Sunday, July 24, 2016 Year 130, Issue 30 PAGE 1
UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
УКРАЇНСЬКА КАТОЛИЦЬКА КАТЕДРА НЕПОРОЧНОГО ЗАЧАТТЯ
CATHEDRAL PARISH FOUNDED
OLD CATHEDRAL PURCHASED
NEW CATHEDRAL BUILT
T HE M OST R EVEREND S TEFAN S OROKA
METROPOLITAN-ARCHBISHOP OF PHILADELPHIA FOR UKRAINIAN CATHOLICS
П РЕОСВЯЩЕННИЙ В ЛАДИКА С ТЕФАН С ОРОКА
R EV . W ALTER P ASICZNYK
O . В ОЛОДИМИР П АСІЧНИК
+ R EV . J OSEPH S ZUPA
+ О. ЙОСИФ ШУПА
Saturday afternoon аt 4:30 p.m.
Divine Liturgy for Sunday in English
Sunday morning Liturgies
9:00 a.m. in Ukrainian
11:00 a.m. in English
please see schedule on next pag e
У суботу вечером o 4:30 год.
Літургія за неділю по-англійськи
Літургії в неділю ранком:
9:00 год по-українськи
11:00 год по-англійськи
розпорядок на наступній сторінці
R EV . D EACON М ICHAEL
Mailing address / Поштова адреса:
Cathedral Rectory Office
833 North Franklin Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123-2097
Cathedral Phones / Катедральні
215-922-2845 Rectory Office
215-829-4350 Cathedral Hall/Pyrohy
215-962-5830 St. Mary's Cemetery
Other phones/інші телефони:
Аrcheparchy of Philadelphia: 215-627-0143
Byzantine Church Supplies: 215-627-0660
E-mail: [email protected]
Treasury of Faith Museum: 215-627-3389
E-mail: [email protected]
Missionary Sisters of The Mother of God
E-mail: [email protected]
Cathedral E-mail / Катедральна
C AT H E D R AL O N F R AN K L I N @ C O M C AS T . N E T
OUR W EB-SITE:
W W W . U K R C AT H E D R AL . C O M
First Time in our Cathedral? Don’t worry!
Just ask anyone of us, “What was that all about?”
We welcome you to our parish community.
Be free to introduce yourself to anyone of our priests, who
are Fr. Walter Pasicznyk, Fr. Dcn. Michael Waak or any assisting Father. We would love to meet you.
Also come to our parish cafeteria after Sunday services for coffee and fellowship.
Still another wonderful opportunity to get to know one another.
We have a simple “Do and Don’t Rule” here
Do ….. Come and Enjoy.
Don’t …. Worry.
The Cathedral Bulletin Sunday, July 24, 2016 Year 130, Issue 30 PAGE 2
THE SCHEDULE O F DIVINE SERVI CES
РОЗПОРЯДОК БОГОСЛУЖЕН Ь
Vesperal Divine Liturgy
+ Peter Rapij
10th Sunday after Pentecost—10-ма Неділя після
Зіслання Святого Духа
Tone 1 1 Cor. 4: 9—16 Gospel: Mt. 17: 14-23
+ Joan Mary Fidler (40th Day)
+ Andrej Oprysk
+ William Marchuk
NO DIVINE LITURGY
Vesperal Divine Liturgy
+ Anastasia Matula
11th Sunday after Pentecost—11-та Неділя після
Зіслання Святого Духа
God’s Blessings on all our parishioners
Wife & Family
Tone 2 1 Cor. 9: 2—12 Gospel: Mt. 18: 23-35
God’s blessings on all our parishioners (Ukrainian)
+ Ronald Maxymiuk, Jr.
Ronald Maxymiuk, Jr.
The Cathedral Bulletin Sunday, July 24, 2016 Year 130, Issue 30 PAGE 3
CATHEDRAL PARISH ANNOUNCMENTS
COME TO THE PARISH HALL AND TRY OUR DELICIOUS FOODS & PYROHY
DEEP THANKS GO TO OUR KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS
May God bless Iryna Shpylchak, Sr. Martin, MSMG, Luba Cyhan, Katherine Dewedoff, Petro Iwaniw,
Ottilia Karpin, Anna Krawchuk, Anna Laluk, Anna Maxymiuk, Vera Sawchyn, Myroslav Shpylchak,
Ivan Shpylchak and Anna Slotwinski for your labor of love and support of our parish.
SINCERE THANKS GO TO LUBA CYHAN, ANNA MAXYMIUK & DEACON MICHAEL WAAK
FOR THE DONATIONS YOU MADE!
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE WELL BEING AND HEALTH OF THE FOLLOWING
PEOPLE: Bishop Richard Seminack, Fr. Ruslan Romaniuk, John Chytruk, Maria
Jackiw, Peggy Konzerowsky, Anne Krawczuk, Michael Lubianetsky, Julia Maksymchuk, Maria Plekan, Jack Righter, Rosalie Senick. And Donna Stanczyk. If you are
admitted to the hospital, or at home and would like a priest to visit you, please
call the parish office at 215-922-2845, or in case of an emergency please call 202603-2607.
Memorial Candle Offerings
In memory of +Pawlo Zaliwciw offered by daughter, Anna Czajka & family
The Candle before Christ on the Iconostas
In memory of our departed beloved parents offered by John S. Vasko and family
The Candle before the Mother of God on the Iconostas
In memory of + Fr. Joseph Szupa offered by Ann Krawchuk.
The Candle before John the Baptist on the Iconostas
In memory of +Stefan & Kataryna Semkow and Ivan Hucaluk offered by Michael Semkow & Anna Hucaluk
The Candle before St. Nicholas on the Iconostas
In memory of +Bohdan Z. Myr offered by Patricia Myr and Family
The customary donation for a Memorial Candle is $5.00 per week
Last Sunday’s Collection Total: $4,671.00
Basket: $2,242.00, Candles: $182.00; Kitchen: $620.00; Bingo: $1,200.00;
The servants of God, Donald Scannell and Dayna Hrynczyszyn, both Ukrainian GreekCatholics were crowned in the Mystery of Marriage Saturday, July 23rd. We offer them a
heartfealt congratulations and all our prayers for a healthy and spiritual marriage, may they
live to see their children’s children and may they inherit eternal life. God grant them Many
Happy Years! Многая літа!
“Books are the most wonderful friends in the world. When you meet them and
pick them up, they are always ready to give you a few ideas. When you put them
down, they never get mad; when you take them up again, they seem to enrich you all
― Fulton J. Sheen, Life Is Worth Living
The Cathedral Bulletin Sunday, July 24, 2016 Year 130, Issue 30 PAGE 4
ANNUAL UKRAINIAN SEMINARY DAY
The clergy and faithful of the South Anthracite Deanery of Pennsylvania are hosting the 82nd Annual
Ukrainian Seminary Day on Sunday—July 31, 2016 at St. Nick's Picnic Grove in Minersville, Pa. The
theme for this year’s event is the 75th Anniversary of Saint Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary and
the celebration of all who have discerned their vocation to the Priesthood through the past years in
the seminary. All funds raised go to support St. Josaphat Seminary in Washington, D.C. We encourage all our faithful to go and attend to observe 82 years of celebrating our Ukrainian Catholic Faith,
culture and heritage. For any information, please ask the Cathedral Fathers.
HOLY DORMITION PILGRIMAGE—SLOATSBURG, NY
The Annual Holy Dormition of the Mother of God Pilgrimage will be held this year
on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Sloatsburg, NY. The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate invite everyone to attend. The theme is “Jesus – the Face of Mercy; Mary – the
Mother of Mercy”. Please make time to go, if at all possible.
31 July 2016 The No Stupid Questions Forum.
Bring your questions to the parish hall following the 11 am Divine Liturgy. This
will be an open forum question and answer session for all the faithful in the parish.
Just like our movie events only this will be directly about The Church, Theology and
8-9 Oct 2016
Creation Retreat Weekend
Fr. Joe and Fr. Walter have arranged to have a retreat weekend and the subject
of focus is God’s Creation and What This Means for Mankind. We will have a guest
speaker and there will be three (3) presentations scheduled.
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Greatmartyr and Healer Panteleimon
The Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon was born in the city of Nicomedia into the family of the illustrious
pagan Eustorgius, and he was named Pantoleon. His mother St Euboula (March 30) was a Christian. She wanted to
raise her son in the Christian Faith, but she died when he was young. His father sent him to a pagan school, after
which the young man studied medicine at Nicomedia under the renowned physician Euphrosynus. Pantoleon came to
the attention of the emperor Maximian (284-305), who wished to appoint him as royal physician.
The hieromartyrs Hermolaus, Hermippus and Hermocrates, survivors of the massacre of 20,000 Christians in
303 (December 28), were living secretly in Nicomedia at that time. St Hermolaus saw Pantoleon time and again when
he came to the house where they were hiding. The priest invited the youth to the house and spoke about the Christian
Faith leading Pantoleon to visit St. Hermolaus every day.
One day the saint found a child who had been bitten by a snake dead on the street and the snake was still beside the child’s body. Pantoleon began to pray to the Lord Jesus Christ to revive the dead child and to destroy the venomous reptile. He firmly resolved that if his prayer were fulfilled, he would become a follower of Christ and receive
Baptism. The child rose up alive, and
the snake died before Pantoleon’s eyes.
Following this miracle, Pantoleon
name Panteleimon (meaning “allfather Eustorgius for accepting Christison healed a blind man by invoking Jetized together with the man whose sight
was baptized by St Hermolaus with the
merciful”). St Panteleimon prepared his
anity. When the Eustorgius saw how his
sus Christ, he then believed and was bapwas restored.
After his father’s death St Panteleimon dedicated his life to the suffering, the sick, the unfortunate and the
needy. He treated all those who turned to
him without charge, healing them in the
name of Jesus Christ. He visited those
held captive in prison, usually Christians, and he healed them. Reports of the
charitable physician spread throughout
the city and the inhabitants began to turn
only to St Panteleimon.
The envious doctors told the
emperor that St Panteleimon was healing
Christian prisoners. Maximian urged
the saint to refute the charge by offering
sacrifice to idols. St Panteleimon confessed himself a Christian, and suggested
that a sick person, for whom the doctors
held out no hope, should be brought before the emperor. Then the doctors
could invoke their gods, and Panteleimon
would pray to his God to heal the man.
A man paralyzed for many years was
brought in, and pagan priests who knew
the art of medicine invoked their gods
without success. Then, before the very eyes of the emperor, the saint healed the paralytic by calling on the name of Jesus Christ. The ferocious Maximian executed the healed man, and gave St Panteleimon over to fierce torture.
The Lord appeared to the saint and strengthened him before his sufferings. They suspended the Great Martyr
Panteleimon from a tree and scraped him with iron hooks, burned him with fire and then stretched him on the rack,
threw him into a cauldron of boiling tar, and cast him into the sea with a stone around his neck. Throughout these tortures the martyr remained unhurt, and denounced the emperor.
At this time the priests Hermolaus, Hermippus and Hermocrates were brought before the court of the pagans.
All three confessed their faith in the Savior and were beheaded (July 26). By order of the emperor they brought the
Great Martyr Panteleimon to the circus to be devoured by wild beasts. The animals, however, came up to him and
licked his feet. The spectators began to shout, “Great is the God of the Christians!” The enraged Maximian ordered the
soldiers to stab with the sword anyone who glorified Christ, and to cut off the head of the Great Martyr Panteleimon.
They led the saint to the place of execution and tied him to an olive tree. While the martyr prayed, one of the
soldiers struck him with a sword, but the sword became soft like wax and inflicted no wound. The saint completed his
prayer, and a Voice was heard from Heaven, calling the passion-bearer by his new name and summoning him to the
Hearing the Voice, the soldiers fell down on their knees before the holy martyr and begged forgiveness. They refused
to continue with the execution, but St Panteleimon told them to fulfill the emperor’s command, because otherwise they
would have no share with him in the future life. The soldiers tearfully took their leave of the saint with a kiss.
When the saint was beheaded, the olive tree to which the saint was tied became covered with fruit. Many who
were present at the execution turned to Jesus in Christ. The saint’s body was thrown into a fire, but remained unharmed, and was buried by Christians . St Panteleimon’s servants Laurence, Bassos and Probus witnessed his execution and heard the Voice from Heaven. They recorded the life, the sufferings and death of the saint.