Published: July 21, 2016
82th Annual Ukrainian Seminary Day Will Be Held Sunday, July 31; Metropolitan Soroka Will Be Main Celebrant at 11 a.m. Divine Liturgy
Minersville, PA.--The 82nd Annual Ukrainian Seminary Day will be held Sunday, July 31st at St. Nicholas Church Picnic Grounds in Primrose (just outside Minersville), Schuylkill County, Pa. This annual event is sponsored by the 12 parishes and faithful of the South Anthracite Deanery under the leadership of their respective pastors. The theme for this year’s event is the 75th anniversary of St. Josaphat Seminary and the celebration of all who have discerned their vocation to the priesthood through the seminary.
A Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka and clergy of the deanery at 11 a.m. in the air-conditioned St. Nicholas Hall.
The Divine Liturgy will conclude with a healing service and anointing and the veneration of the relics of Blessed Sister Josaphata Hordashevska, S.S.M.I. and Blessed Bishop-Martyr Mykola Charnetsky, C.Ss.R.
Visitors will also have an opportunity to view the Vatican-authorized full-size replica of the Shroud of Turin, which will be on display throughout the day.
A concert and dance program by the Kazka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble, will be presented in the open air band pavilion in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Polka music will be provided by the John Stevens' Doubleshot Orchestra from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A theme basket auction, a variety of vendors selling traditional Ukrainian and Eastern European items, a Pysanky demonstration with classes for the youth in attendance and exciting games for the kids will be part of the day's festivities.
Pyrohy, holubtsi, kobasa, halushki, home-made soups, home-made cakes and pastries, together with traditional American fare and beverages will also be available to whet the appetites of young and old alike.
Admission and parking are free. Buses are welcome.
St. Nicholas Picnic Grove and Hall are located on Route 901 one mile north of Minersville in the village of Primrose, Schuylkill County, Pa. (GPS locator: 855 Sunbury Road, Pottsville, Pa.)
From 1985 through 2015, Ukrainian Seminary Day has raised over $785,000 for the financial support of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary, adjacent to the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Plan now to attend this 82nd celebration of faith, spiritual and cultural heritage in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania, home of the first Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in America.
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