Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Seminary Blog

Blessed Martyrs of Pratulin

Today is the anniversary of the massacre of thirteen peasant men and boys who died defending a little Greek Catholic church in what is now Poland. They gathered, with their families and neighbors, to...

Priestly Ordination of Fr. Mike Bombak

On January 1, 2016 at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Edmonton, Alberta, at the Divine Liturgy on the feast of our Lord’s Circumcision and of Saint Basil the Great, Bishop David (Motiuk) ordained Deacon...

53rd World Day of Prayer for Vocations

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS ON THE OCCASION OF THE 53rd WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS The Church, Mother of Vocations   Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is my great hope that,...

Visit of Fr. Tom Hrywna

Fr. Tom Hrywna recently came to Ottawa to serve the traditional first Divine Liturgy at the Sheptytsky Institute and the Seminary. Fr. Tom shared with us some of the experiences he has had since...

The Rarest of the Seven Holy Sacraments

by Lidia M. Wasylyn The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton celebrated the ordination of Deacon Jim Nakonechny into the Holy Priesthood on August 8, 2015 at St. Basil’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. The ordination took place...