News

Clergy Chrism Conference, 2014

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Focusing again on the “Vibrant Parish” topic, the clergy of St Nicholas Eparchy met at Mundelein's Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, June 2-5, 2014. In this third look at a December, 2011 Pastoral Letter on this subject by His Beatitude +Sviatoslav, more practical emphasis was placed upon implementing the process that had been previously studied for its theoretical content.

Deacon Ordained in San Diego

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“Divine grace, which always cures the infirm, and supplies what is wanting, ordains the devout sub-deacon Frank, to the diaconate; therefore, let us pray for him that the grace of the most Holy Spirit may descend upon him, and let us all say: Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.”
– From the prayer of ordination

Prayer Appeal for Ukraine

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The Autumn Clergy Retreat

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Bishop Richard Honored on Tenth Anniversary As Bishop

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This year marks the tenth anniversary of the episcopal ordination of His Grace, Bishop Richard (Seminack). His time at the helm of the Eparchy has seen a myriad of events, locally, across the country or abroad. His filled calendar includes visits to parishes, monastic communities and countless meetings. There have been clergy conferences, re-treats, bishops' meetings, synodal gatherings and other duties and responsibilities.

1025 Years—and Counting

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A quarter-century ago, in the year 1988, much attention was focused upon a historic event: the millennial anniversary of a mass baptism of a growing society of Slavs, orchestrated by their leader, Grand Prince Volodymyr of Kyivan Rus'. The thousandth-year achievement was too momentous to be overlooked, especially by descendants of the people-unifying movement that had, in ten centuries, permeated other lands near and far through generations of moving and migration, forming enclaves, though separated by great distance, were united through a common bond of faith and tradition.

Bishop Innocent (Lotocky, OSBM) 1915-2013

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Funeral Photos

Retired Bishop of St Nicholas Eparchy in Chicago, +Innocent (Lotocky) fell asleep in the Lord July 4, 2013. His funeral services and burial were celebrated July 12 and 13 in Chicago at St Nicholas Cathedral and the parish cemetery.

 At age 97 he was the oldest bishop in the Ukrainian Catholic Church worldwide. Bishop Innocent was relatively active until recently. On June 29, he was admitted to the hospital with breathing difficulties.

Bishop Innocent Lotocky, OSBM has passed away

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It is with great sadness and heaviness of heart that we inform you of the death of Bishop-emeritus of the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy Innocent Lotocky, at the age of 97. On Saturday, June 29, Bishop Innocent was taken to hospital after having difficulty breathing. His condition deteriorated and he died peacefully in Presence St. Mary Medical Center in Chicago, IL on July 4 at 11:09 am (Central Time).

Encounter 2012 Underway

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Eastern Catholics in the United States are not new to the country. Yet they are often overlooked when “Catholic” news makes its way to the pages and airwaves of the media. Hoping to remedy this phenomenon, a program of educational “Encoun-ters” has been developed.

Very Reverend Canon Thomas L. Glynn has passed away at the age of 80

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It is with great sadness and heaviness of heart that we announce the passing of the first priest ordained for St. Nicholas Eparchy, our beloved father, colleague and friend Very Reverend Canon Thomas L. Glynn. He died yesterday evening, September 26, at the Resurrection Hospital at the age of 80.

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