Parish Life Archives

Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace Sept 7, 2013

Worldwide Day Of Fasting and Prayer for Peace at St. Sophia Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church Sat Sept 7, 2013 from 3-5 PM, come and go as you’re able St. Sophia parish invites its parishioners, friends of the parish, and all others … Continue reading

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Blessing of the Automobiles

It is a custom of Eastern Christians to have their cars and other modes of transportation blessed both when newly acquired and on or near the feast of the Prophet Elias (or Elijah as he is sometimes called), as the … Continue reading

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Eastern Catholics Communing in a Roman Mass

Just in time for your summer travels! Those of you traveling to areas where the priests aren’t familiar with Eastern Catholicism can now print off a guide that hits all the important points about Eastern Catholic faithful communing in Roman … 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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Great and Holy Friday 2013

On Great and Holy Friday, all gather for the Vespers of the Taking-Down from the Cross, commemorating the Deposition from the Cross. The Gospel reading is a concatenation taken from all four of the Gospels. During the service, the body … Continue reading

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Great and Holy Thursday 2013

On Great and Holy Thursday, the Lenten character of the services is for the most part set aside, and we follow a format closer to normal. The liturgical colors are changed from the somber Lenten hues to bright vestments, like … Continue reading

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Great and Holy Wednesday 2013

Presanctified Liturgy was held with the customary anointing of the sick for Great and Holy Wednesday 2013. We are all sick in soul and affected by the corruption in the world, so everyone receives the Mystery/Sacrament of Anointing on this … Continue reading

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Pysanky 2013

Chrystya Geremesz of the Ukrainian American Society of Texas led another successful series of pysanky workshops at St. Sophia. Old and young, parishioners and guests, all got to try their hand at this traditional and intricate Ukrainian folk art. With … Continue reading

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