His Beatitude, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday, Nov. 15 in Philadelphia. During the liturgy, Ukrainian-rite religious sisters and brothers renewed their vows. The major archbishop and concelebrating bishops also blessed the new mosaics of Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska, foundress of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, and Venerable Andrey Sheptytsky of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, who died in a Soviet prison in 1944. After the liturgy a new bell tower, which houses the original bell from an older Ukrainian cathedral in Baltimore, was blessed. Read full coverage of the liturgy here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk and concelebrating bishops blessed the new mosaics of Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska, SSMI (show here) and Venerable Servant of God Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky.
Taras “Terry” Jurczak from North Wales lights a candle at the new mosaic.
Auxillary Bishop John McIntyre blesses the mosaic of Venerable Servant of God Andrew Sheptytsky.
Religous and lay people process out of the Cathedral after the liturgy for the blessing of the bell tower.
Major Archbishop Shevchuk prepares to process out of the cathedral.
After the service at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk blessed the new bell tower that houses the original bell from the old cathedral.
Ukrainian Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia Stefan Soroka blesses the crowd after the blessing of the bell tower.
The relic of Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska, SSMI, sits below the newly blessed mosaic.
During the Divine Liturgy at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday, Nov. 15, several religious orders renewed their vows.
Olga Halas-Ade participate in the liturgy at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Sophia and Volovymyr Kytsenyuk from Philadelphia pray for vocations after religious sisters and brothers renewed their vows.
Members of the Knights of Columbus were on hand to assist with the liturgy.
Major Archbishop Shevchuk, distributes holy Communion during the Divine Liturgy.
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, left, and Archbishop Stefan Soroka, Ukrainian Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia, pray during the Nov. 15 Divine Liturgy.
During the Divine Liturgy at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, members of several religious orders renewed their vows.
The setting sun illuminates the new mosaic of Venerable Servant of God Andrey Sheptytsky.
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