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This community has made significant sacrifices to ensure that its religion and culture will endure and contribute to American culture. It is a tribute to its spirit and spirituality that it has exerted, and continues to exert, a cultural and spiritual influence in the United States through its graduates, both priests and lay people. Sincerely, Very Reverend Bohdan Tymchyshyn, Rector
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News from the Seminary
Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great in Watervilet, NY
On Sunday March 27th, the seminary traveled to Watervilet, NY for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy of St Basil. We are grateful to Fr Mikhail Myshchuk and the parishioners of St Nicholas Church for the invitation and communal prayer.
Divine Liturgy in Ludlow, MA
On Saturday March 26th, the seminary joined the parish community of Sts Peter and Paul in Ludlow, MA for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. We extend our gratitude to Father Andriy Krip and the parishioners for their warm welcome and the opportunity to pray together.
The Divine Liturgy was Celebrated at Protection of the Mother of God Parish in Mt Kisco, NY
The Administration and seminarians express gratitude to Fr. Taras Chaparin and the parishioners of Protection of the Mother of God Parish in Mt Kisco, NY for the opportunity to pray the Divine Liturgy together on this 3rd Sunday of Great Lent - The Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross.
Presanctified Liturgy at St John the Baptist Parish in Riverhead, NY
The On March 18th, Bishop Paul celebrated the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at St John the Baptist parish in Riverhead, NY - the first parish visited by the seminarians and the seminary administration this Lenten season. This Lent, we pray not just for the salvation of our souls but for the salvation of the innocent lives in Ukraine. We thank Father Bohdan Hedz for his hospitality and the opportunity to pray together.
Prayer for Ukraine in Norwalk, CT
On Wednesday March 16th, the seminarians with Father Rector Bohdan Tymchyshyn and Spiritual Director Raphael Strontsitskyy prayed with the Knights of Columbus and the parishoners of St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church in Norwalk, CT for peace in Ukraine.
“The Knights of Columbus was, is, and always shall be a brotherhood in solidarity with our priests whose ministry makes Christ present to us in the Eucharist.”
On March 5th, 2022, the seminarians participated in the Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity and became 3rd degree knights in the brotherhood. We are thankful for the fraternal and spiritual support of the Knights of Columbus. Vivat Jesus!
Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
Following the request of Pope Francis, prayers for peace in Ukraine were offered on Wednesday, January 26th. First, a holy hour was held at St Mary's Catholic Church in New Haven, CT in which Archbishop Leonard Blair and Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly (Knights of Columbus) participated. Later that day, a Moleben to the Mother of God was celebrated with the local community at St Vladimir's Cathedral in Stamford.
The Beginning of the Spring 2022 Semester
The Spring 2022 semester at St. Basil Seminary began with a day of recollection. St. Basil's was honored to have alumnus Rev. Volodymyr Malchyn (Class of 2002) serve as the spiritual guide for the day. Father Volodymyr, who is currently serving the Patriarchal Curia in Kyiv, Ukraine, led the recollection with a reflection on the words of Christ found in Luke 12:32 ("Be not afraid..").