Friday, January 01, 2016

Щастливый Новый Рік 2016! (Happy New Year 2016 in Rusyn)

Щастливый Новый Рік 2016! (Happy New Year 2016 in Rusyn)

Saturday, October 31, 2015

After many years hoping it would happen...The St Mary Proto Cathedral announces new CD

Finally! The anticipated re issue (and digital remastering)of the Christmas/Easter music recording!

Digitally remastered from the original master tapes.
“Christmas and Easter in Byzantine Tradition”
Choir of St Mary Byzantine Catholic Church
Directed by Mike Bodnar
Assisted by Rita Parven

This recording is of the St Mary Choir in the mid 1960's. The album was originally pressed as two sides, one being Christmas and two being Easter. 31 tracks total.

$14.95 includes shipping.

To order, send check to:
Proto-cathedral of St Mary
5329 Sepulveda Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91404

Make checks payable to:
ProtoCathedral of St Mary, please indicate “Christmas/Easter CD” on check.

Available on Amazon!

Thank you

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Remembering Grandpa

May 23rd 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of Prof John E Petach, KSG.

After the All Souls divine liturgy there will be a panachida for Prof Petach

Friday, September 06, 2013

Spam....not the proccessed meat kind.

Lately there has been a rash of spam e-marketing comments showing up on this blog. I have decided for the indeterminate future to block comments to hopefully dissuade the "anonymous" spammers. I may re open comments but only to verified accounts and no longer allow  anonymous comments.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Catching up on events

Back in December, I had a wonderful Divine Liturgy with Bishop Milan Shashik of Uzhgorod, Ukraine while he was visiting in Perth Amboy, NJ. Of the time I was there there are only three pictures with me in them and of those one came out blurry...oh well.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

And the new Metropolitan is....

Bishop William Skurla, of Passaic. 

I had guessed it would be him a while back for several reasons. Primarily because he is the most senior of the four current bishops in eparchial ordination. More telling though is that our current "synod" of merely four bishops, always votes for one of its own and seems to always choose the most "Latin minded" for their short list in order to placate Rome.
Ultimately, this does a grave disservice to the Ruthenian Metropolia in that we continue to have ever weaker Metropolitans guiding an already rudderless church and it diffuses the once rich heritage our church enjoyed by introducing non Rusyn elements into our liturgics and worship.

It does also seem that the decision was waited on until after the passing of Bishop Andrew, who even after retirement was still a strong force.

Being a younger Metropolitan, we will be sure to endure many years of rudderless leadership.I had hoped that a more vostochnik Metropolitan would have been selected.

Mnohaja L'ita Vladyka William!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Eternal Memory, Vladyka Andrew.

Retired Bishop Andrew of the Pittsburgh Metropolia fell asleep in the lord on Dec 8th after being in a car accident. He was serving as the priest for St Nicholas Byzantine Catholic church in Perth Amboy, NJ.

St Nicholas parish was the home of my grandfather, who had met Bishop Andrew (as a priest) in the 1960's.