"Heart to heart"

Program on the occasion of the commencement
of the service of the Metropolitan and Archbishop Borys Gudziak,
Philadelphia / Washington, 2-9 June 2019

We live in a rough world. Systems of power are cynical, vulgar, often ruthless. Leaders are distant. People are lonely, and alienated. Relations are virtual. From Paris to Washington, from Kyiv to Philadelphia, from Rome to New York, from Lviv to Newark, from Chicago to Minersville—people yearn to be heard, to speak heart to heart.

From the Father’s heart, out of the eternal communion of the Holy Trinity, the Son comes to us in the Holy Spirit. God created us in love and yearns with His whole heart that we be with Him. Jesus stands with us in this life—heart to heart. The Holy Spirit dwells in our hearts, helping us say “Abba-Father” and love each other in sincerity and mutual sacrifice.  I invite you to such a relationship with God and your neighbor. Together. Led by our youth let us go to encounter оur dignity, peace and joy.


Head of organizing committee: Bishop Andriy Rabiy, Apostolic Administrator. 
All service will be bi-lingual Ukrainian/English

Sunday, June 2, 2019

  • 4:30 pm
    Introductory lecture.
    George Weigel: “Twentieth Century Witness and Twenty-first Century Mission: Eastern Catholics and the Universal Church.” Immaculate Conception Cathedral.”
  • 6:00 pm
    Hierarchical Vespers opening eight days of prayer during the “Heart to Heart” week

Monday, June 3, 2019

  • 8:00 am
    Hierarchial Matins
  • 9:00 am
    Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
    Prayer continues in various forms: the Jesus Prayer, rosary, etc., involving clergy, religious, youth, Mothers in Prayer (Матері молитви), and other groups

Tuesday, June 4, 2019: Enthronement

  • 8:00 am
    Hierarchial Matins
  • 10:15 to 10:45 am
  • 10:45 am
    Procession from Old Rectory to Cathedral
  • 11:00 am
    Hierarchical Divine Liturgy presided by His Beatitude Sviatoslav and Enthronement.
  • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Reception for all at the Cathedral grounds. After the Divine Liturgy, the bishops are invited to spend time with the faithful.
  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Artistic/concert program
  • 6:00 pm
    Hierarchial Vespers


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Priests and religious at Cathedral

  • 7:30 am
    Hierarchial Matins
  • 8:30 am
    Hierarchial Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Priests at Cathedral

  • 10:30 am to noon
    His Beatitude Sviatoslav and Metropolitan Borys and other UGCC bishops meet with clergy
  • Option A
    Clergy go to Mother House of OSBM sisters and join soborchyk of the religious
  • 2:30 pm
    Transfer to Fox Chase OSBM
  • Option B
    Our clergy host guest clergy from Europe –a cultural or recreational activity in Philadelphia.
  • 5:15 pm
    Transfer to Fox Chase OSBM

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Religious at Fox Chase OSBM

  • 10:30 am
    Transfer of members of religious orders to Fox Chase OSBM
  • 11:15 am
    The religious gather for a soborchyk at the Mother house of the OSBM, Foxchase
  • 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
    His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Metropolitan Borys and bishops meet with religious (and clergy)
  • 6:15 pm-7:00 pm
    Hierarchial Vespers

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Washington, DC

  • 8:00 pm
    Transfer of conference participants to Washington DC, Saint Josaphat Seminary

Thursday, June 6, 2019   Conference at Catholic University of America

  • 7:15 am
    Divine Liturgy, Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family
  • 8:45 am to 10:50 am
  • 9:00 am to 10:30 am
    Pre-conference professors round table Quo vadis, theologia orientalis americana?
  • 11:00 am to 11:10 am
    Opening, Conference The Future of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in North America
  • 11:10 am to 12:45 pm
    Heart to Heart Panel
  • 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
    Unity Panel
  • 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm
    Youth Discussion
  • 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
    Hierarchial Vespers, Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family
  • 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm
    Cocktail Reception, Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family
  • 7:15 pm to 10:00 pm
    Banquet: Announcing the creation of an Institute for Eastern Christianity and a Center for Ukrainian Church Studies at The Catholic University of America


Friday, June 7, 2019

  • 9:00 am to 10:15 am
    Divine Liturgy, Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family
  • 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
    Professors’ Post-conference round table Quo vadis, theologia orientalis americana?

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Archieparchial Youth Day: Heart to heart

Philadelphia, Cathedral neighborhood
Coordinators: Bishop Bohdan Danylo, Fr. Andrew T. Onuferko

  • 9:00 am
    Hierarchial Matins
  • 10:00 am
    Hierarchial Divine Liturgy, Commemorating our ancestors and handing on the legacy to the youth
  • 11:30 am
  • 12:30 to 2.30 pm
    Heart to Heart Programs for four groups in two languages
    Presentations and Interactive activities
  • 2:00 pm
    Spiritual and Physical Healing Service for Adults (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception). For Young Adults, Parents, the Infirm and Disabled
  • 3:00 to 5:00 pm
    Procession in the Cathedral neighborhood, including stops at churches and community centers of the area
  • 5:00 to 6:30pm
    Dinner (Pre-school, Children are free to depart afterwards)
  • 6:30 to 9:00 pm
    Concert and Evangelization program: Building CHURCH, one community at a time.
  • 9:00 to 12:00 pm
    Hierarchical Pentecost Vigil service

Sunday, June 9, 2019
Pentecost Sunday – Unity in the Spirit: Sharing the Gifts

  • 10:00 to 11:30am
    Hierarchical Pentecost Divine Liturgy
  • 11:45 am-12:00 pm
    Panakhyda in Cathedral crypt
  • Morning — Alternative option
    Bishops and priests from Ukraine and Western Europe travel to different parishes throughout the Archeparchy, preside or concelebrate Divine Liturgies and share with local congregation their eparchies’ experience of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Afternoon
    Blessings of graves at St. Mary’s (Fox Chase) and Cathedral cemetery (Langhorne)

Check in on time!

Archbishop Borys Gudziak about the Enthronement on June 4, 2019
Archbishop Borys Gudziak about the Youth Day on June 8, 2019
Bishop Bohdan Danylo about the Youth Day on June 8, 2019