COUNCIL OF BISHOPS OF THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
Feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs
12 February 2008
A JOYFUL AND LIFE-AFFIRMING EVENT!
Dearly beloved in Christ!
GLORY BE TO OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!
The 18th Regular Sobor of our Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, on 6 October 2007, “accepted and embraced as the manifest will of the Holy Trinity, the nomination by Metropolitan Constantine of the venerable and God-fearing servant of God, Archimandrite Daniel (Zelinskyy) to the august and most responsible rank and authority of Bishop, successor to the Apostles and witness to the words and deeds of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ”. His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew and the Great and Holy Synod of Constantinople, on 9 January 2008, formally and ritually included Archimandrite Daniel in the Diptychs of Holy Orthodoxy as the titular Bishop of the ancient See of Pamphilon.
We are most pleased to announce that the consecration of Bishop-Elect Daniel to the Episcopal Hierarchy of our Holy Church has been scheduled for 9-10 May 2008 in the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Vladimir, Parma, OH. V. Rev. Fr. Dennis Kristof, Dean of the Penn-Ohio Deanery, V. Rev. Fr. John Nakonachny, Pastor of the Cathedral and the clergy and faithful of the Deanery and the Cathedral have graciously agreed to join the Consistory in hosting this life-affirming event of our Holy Church.
The “Narechennya” or “Betrothal” service, during which the Bishop-Elect is received by the Hierarchs and offers to God, his brother Hierarchs and all the faithful his profession of faith, love and commitment to Christ and His Church, will take place during the Vespers service at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, 9 May. The Consecration Rite will take place during Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, following the “Thrice-Holy”, which will commence in the Cathedral at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, 10 May. Following Liturgy a joyful Agape Feast – a banquet of love and celebration – will take place in the Cathedral Social Center.
Formal invitations to this most joyful and ecclesiastical life-affirming event of our Church were sent to all parishes along with information about tickets to the Agape Feast. We have made arrangements for special accommodation rates at a hotel located near the Cathedral. Those planning to participate in this happy occasion should make their reservations at the earliest possible time. The room rate is $85.00 + taxes. You must request a room under the “Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA” block. Please do not procrastinate. Hotel contact information:
6001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
National – 1-800-HOLIDAY
Hotel Directly – 216-524-8050
Many people have already expressed their intention and desire to witness and participate in the consecration. We look forward to seeing you all. May the blessings of our Lord be with you all.
In His All-encompassing Love,
+ CONSTANTINE – Metropolitan
+ ANTONY – Archbishop