At the invitation of Bishop Andriy Rabiy, Apostolic Administrator of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel paid a visit to the Chancery Offices of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
During the cordial ecumenical meeting, the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia discussed a number of pastoral issues pertaining to the life of the greater Ukrainian-American community and in particular to the parishes of both Churches. Bishop Andriy introduced His Eminence Archbishop Daniel to the staff of the Chancery and both hierarchs paid a visit to the main cathedral of the Archeparchy in Philadelphia, PA.
Later in the day, Archbishop Daniel, accompanied by Rev. Fr. Vasyl Pasakas, shared with Bishop Andriy a brief reflection on the process of granting a Tomos of Autocephaly to the Holy Orthodox Church of Ukraine by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
The hierarchs presented each other with the gifts, representing the historic and pastoral mission of both ecclesiastical bodies.
Prior to his departure Archbishop Daniel, speaking on behalf of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, invited Bishop Andriy to formally visit the spiritual center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ.