UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
His Eminence Metropolitan Antony Visits Boston, MA
On Sunday, April 26, 2015, St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Boston was honored to have a visit from His Eminence Metropolitan Antony. The Metropolitan was greeted with flowers by the children of the parish, bread and salt by Parish Board President, Jane Yavarow and the holy cross by Fr. Roman Tarnavsky. With the intoning of “Christ is Risen” he began the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Responses were offered by the dedicated members of the parish choir. At the conclusion of the Liturgy, Metropolitan Antony invited everyone outside for a group photo.
It is the tradition at St. Andrew’s to celebrate, Sviachene - the post-Paschal dinner - two weeks after Pascha together with members of Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church of Boston. Fr. Yaroslav Nalysyk and his parishioners joined St. Andrew’s parish to partake of a delicious meal prepared by the members of the church and coordinated by project manager, Iryna Warvariv-Priester.
After the meal, Metropolitan Antony served a Panahyda to mark the anniversary of the tragic events in Chernobyl 29 years ago. May their memory be eternal.
Before the conclusion of the dinner, the President of the Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation, Walter Boyko, and its Board of Directors, made a very generous gift to St. Andrew’s. A plaque, noting this donation, was installed in the church hall and will be a reminder of their great kindness. Metropolitan Antony blessed the plaque and prayed for the good health of the members of the Foundation. Then His Eminence blessed the faithful with a heavy sprinkling of holy water and offered best wishes to all for many, many happy years!