Monthly Archives: January 2012

Roe Memorial Events

Roe Memorial Events – January 21, 2012 On January 21, 2012, Dallas will mark the 39th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s tragic Roe v. Wade decision of January 22, 1973, legalizing abortion in America and leading to the death of over … Continue reading

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Holy Supper 2011

Holy Supper is a tradition of Slavic Christians including those from Ukraine. It is a traditional lenten meal on the eve of the Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Eve). Since Christmas is preceded by forty days of fasting, the Holy … Continue reading

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Picture Tour

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The Deacon’s Vestments

The Deacon’s Vestments By B. D. Kennedy, B.A., M.Div., Th.M., B.Ed. Protodeacon, Eparchy of Toronto, UGCC   Here, we will address only the clerical attire of deacons, hierodeacons, protodeacons and archdeacons. Given current legislation on clerical attire, this will be … Continue reading

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Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms You might find some terms used on our website new or confusing. Not only do we have a lot of weird terms that you may never have heard of before, but worse, we use many of the … Continue reading

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Origins of Clergy Attire

Origins of Clergy Attire By B. D. Kennedy, B.A., M.Div., Th.M., B.Ed. Protodeacon, Eparchy of Toronto, UGCC   Historical Origins No prescribed clerical attire existed in the early centuries of Christianity. The origins of clerical attire and vesture can be … Continue reading

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The Byzantine Deacon

The Byzantine Deacon By B. D. Kennedy, B.A., M.Div., Th.M., B.Ed. Protodeacon, Eparchy of Toronto, UGCC   In order for us to gain an understanding of the ministry of the deacon as we find it today in the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic … Continue reading

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Children and Church

Children and Church: Sewing and Nurturing the Seeds of Faith By I. Galadza   Reflecting on the responsibility and challenges of parenthood can be quite sobering. In this age of moral confusion and conflicting values, it is important for parents … Continue reading

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Listening and Liturgy

Listening and Liturgy Adapted from a work by Protodeacon David Kennedy   The following are some reflections on how one might fully, consciously and actively participate in liturgical services, especially the Divine Liturgy. These thoughts are not primarily about doing … Continue reading

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Pious Behavior in Church

Pious Behavior in Church Adapted from a work by Archpriest Victor Potapov, 2002   First of all, one must come to the realization that everything externally taking place in church is an expression of our internal feelings, and must be … Continue reading

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