First Session of Philadelphia Archieparchial Sobor Will Be Held Wednesday, October 9

First Session of Philadelphia Archieparchial Sobor Will Be Held Wednesday, October 9

Philadelphia, Pa.—The first session of the Philadelphia Archieparchial Sobor will be held here Wednesday, October 9 at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception social hall.

In convening the archieparchial sobor, Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak invited all the clergy, two representatives from each parish, the superiors and one representative of each religious order in the Philadelphia Archeparchy to attend the first session.

The second session will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, also in Philadelphia.

Between the October and December archieparchial sessions, each deanery will hold a local sobor at a time and place to be determined by the respective protopresbyters.

On December 17, 2018, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Head and Father of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, signed a decree to convene the VII session of the Patriarchal (All-Church) Sobor (Council) of the Ukrainian Catholic Church on the topic “Emigration, Settlement and Global Unity of the UGCC,” which will take place on August 26-29, 2020 in Lviv. Bishops, representatives of the clergy and institutions of consecrated life, rectors of theological seminaries, laity of the eparchies and exarchates are invited to participate in the Sobor.

The local deanery sobors and the October and December sessions of the Philadelphia archieparchial sobor are being convened in preparation for the 2020 Patriarchal Sobor.

Between now and the summer of 2020, sobors will also be held in all the archeparchies and eparchies of the Ukrainian Catholic Church throughout the world.

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