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03.03.2017

Permanent Synod

 

On Saturday night, the faithful from many parishes gathered to celebrate Vespers with His Beatitude and the bishops. Following the vespers service, Fr. Nazartchyk and the parishioners of the Nativity of the Mother of God (St. Mary's) Church hosted everyone to a delightful meal.

 

Outside the work sessions of the Permanent Synod, His Beatitude and the Bishops invited all the clergy of the Eparchy for a meeting, where there was a dialogue. His Beatitude carefully listened to the comments of the priests and responded to their concerns.

The priests gathered and eagerly awaited their meeting with the Patriarch and the Bishops.

 

 

On Sunday February 26th the Bishops went to celebrate Divine Liturgy in parishes. Each bishop went to a different parish. This allowed them to reach more people, deliver their blessings from the Permanent Synod and help more of the faithful to feel the connection with the Church in Ukraine and the hierarchy that governs the Church.

 

Following are some photos of Bishops at different churches.

More photos will follow as they become available.

 

Patriarch Sviatoslav is greeted at the entrance by the pastor and the faithful at Sts. Cyril and Methodious Church.

 

His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Patriarch and head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine and around the world and His Excellency Bishop Stephen Chmilar, Eparch of Toronto and Eastern Canada celebrated Divine Liturgy at Sts. Cyril and Methodious Ukrainian Catholic CHurch in St. Catharines.

 

His Beatitude communicates the faithful.

 

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Bishop Bohdan Dzyurakh celebrated Divine Liturgy

at the Protection of the Mother of God Church in Toronto

"May the Lord God remember in His kingdom .... all of you Orthodox Christians now and forever and ever."

 

 

Bishop Bohdan Dzyurakh and Rt. Rev. Josef Zyla are offering

the Most Holy Eucharist to the faithful.

"The servant of God ... receives the precious most holy and most pure

Body and Blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

for the foregiveness of sins and for life everlasting."

 

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Bishop Borys Gudziak (below) visited St. Joseph Church in Oakville

where the pastor, Father Michal Loza and the faithful graciously welcomed him. 

 

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Bishop Borys, Fr. Michael and the faithful pray the Rite of Mutual Forgiveness.

This Rite is a prayer of asking for and offering forgivesness to one another for any offense that may have been done willingly or unwillingly.

This is done on the eve of the first day of the Great Fast.

 

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Bishop Yaroslaw Pryriz celebrated Divine Liturgy

at St. John the Baptist Church in Brantford.

Here Fr. Bohdan Mironovich steps back after handling the chalice to the main celebrant, Bishop Jaroslav.

Deacon Paul Vendervet carries the discus.

 

Children greet Bishop Pryriz to the church

 

 

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Metropolitan Volodymyr Veytyshyn celebrated Divine Liturgy

at the Dormition of the Mother of God in Mississauga.


Pastor Rt. Rev. Roman Pankiw and Rev. Zenoviy Bahrij concelebratedwith him.

 

Metropolitan Veytyshyn brings greetings to the faithful from the Permnent Synod

and delivers a spiritual homily.

 

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