Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Seminary Blog

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...

Priestly Ordination of Fr. Tom Hrywna

On Monday, May 25, 2015 at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church in Toronto, Ontario, at the Divine Liturgy on Monday of the Holy Spirit, Bishop Stephen (Chmilar) ordained Ddeacon Tom Hrywna to the Priesthood....

Diaconal Ordination of Tom Hrywna

On Saturday, March 28, 2015 at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church in Toronto, Ontario, at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Lazarus Saturday, Bishop John (Pazak) ordained Subdeacon Tom Hrywna to the Diaconate. Participating in...