Yearly Archives: 2013

Frequency of Confession

Frequency of Confession for Eastern Catholics The following should help Eastern Catholics determine when they should seek sacramental confession, that is, the Mystery of Repentance. The Scriptures teach that there is a basic undercurrent of sin in everyone’s life, “for … Continue reading

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About Confessing

Confessing in the Ukrainian Church It is presumed that a penitent will have properly prepared for the Confession by prayer, fasting, and an examination of conscience. Pre-Confession prayers usually include Psalm 50 (Have mercy upon me, O God…) and a … Continue reading

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Examination of Conscience

An Examination of Conscience and Catechetical Summary The Sacrament of Repentance requires a sincere review of our life in the form of an examination of conscience. The following is intended to help us make such an examination, which should be … Continue reading

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How to Confess

Manner of Making Confession in the Byzantine Churches (Short Form, Ukrainian Tradition) With head uncovered, approach the priest. Facing the icon of Christ or, if one is not available, the Gospel book and the cross: Cross yourself twice. Kiss the Gospel … Continue reading

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Meet Our Clergy

The Reverend Father Pavlo Popov Fr. Pavlo came to St. Sophia parish in the Spring of 2011. He is married to Pani-matka Luba and together they have five children: Nicholas, Nadia, Sophia, Anastasia, and Mark. His personal interests include sports, … Continue reading

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Get Driving Directions

Driving Directions to St. Sophia   Enter your starting address in this box then push the button. A pop-up box will appear with your customized directions. Please make sure pop-ups are not blocked on your computer. View St. Sophia’s in … Continue reading

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Announcements

Announcements St. Sophia parish is now offering Vespers every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM. At Vespers, we start the liturgical day with hymns and we pray for the upcoming night to be full of … Continue reading

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Shevchenko 2013

The Ukrainian American Society of Texas extends an invitation to the parish and community to the Commemoration of Ukrainian Poets. They are particularly celebrating the 199th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, a great Ukrainian poet, artist and reformer … Continue reading

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Support the adoption of a “Lost Boy”

THE CHILD Thomas and Kat intended to adopt a little boy whose given name appeared to be Sasha and whom they would name Jonathan. He was in a “laying room” in Eastern Europe, which is where the disabled are placed … Continue reading

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Pascha 2013

Without Easter, there would be no hope. Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let him enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival. If anyone is a wise servant, let him, rejoicing, enter into … Continue reading

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