Join fellow CUA students, seminarians from St. Josaphat Seminary, as the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (Lenten Evening Prayer with prostrations and Holy Communion) is celebrated on Wednesdays (March 5, 19, 26, April 2 and 9) at 5:00 p.m. in the Byzantine Chapel (crypt level) of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

For more information: call 202-529-1177 x.129.

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Washington, DC — Patriarch Sviatoslav celebrated the Divine Liturgy with the priests and seminarians of St. Josaphat Seminary, Washington, DC, on February 10, 2014. St. Josaphat Seminary is the major seminary for the United States of America. Seminarians participate in priestly formation at the seminary and study theology at the Catholic University of America. The seminary is operated and maintained by the Archeparchy of Philadelphia and supported by the generosity of the faithful priests and people of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

Pictured are: (back row) Fr. Volodymyr Baran, pastor of Manassas and Richmond Virginia parishes, Fr. Robert Hitchens-rector, Patriarch Sviatoslav, Fr. Wasyl Kharuk-spiritual director, and Fr. Mark Morozowich, Dean of the School of Theology at Catholic University. (front row) Subdeacon Joseph Matlak (Parma Eparchy), Frank Avant (Chicago Eparchy), and Deacon Walter Pasicznyk (Philadelphia Archeparchy).

St. Josaphat Seminary, Washington DC


EWTN Live – 2014-2-5- Fr. Mark M. Morozowich – Eastern Rite


Two Saint Josaphat Seminary Graduates Ordained Deacons

Stamford, Conn. – Bishop Paul Chomnycky OSBM ordained two St. Josaphat Seminary graduates to the order of deacons on Saturday, October 26, in the St. Basil Seminary Chapel. Andriy Krip, a 2010 graduate of St. Josaphat Seminary and the Catholic University of America with a Master of Divinity degree, and Pedro Fulop, a 2013 graduate of St. Josaphat Seminary and the Catholic University of America with a Master of Divinity and Baccalaureate of Sacred Theology degrees.  Both Deacon Krip and Deacon Fulop completed their college seminary education at St. Basil College and Seminary where they studied the liberal arts and philosophy.

Pic 1 caption: Bishop Paul ordains Subdeacon Pedro Fulop and Subdeacon Andriy Krip as deacons.

Pic 2 caption: Bishop Paul, center, with the newly ordained Deacon Andriy Krip and Deacon Pedro Fulop and newly ordained priest, Father Taras Chaparin.  Fr. Robert Hitchens (far left), rector of St. Josaphat Seminary and Fr. Wasyl Kharuk (far right), spiritual director of St. Josaphat Seminary concelebrated at the ordination liturgy.

St. Josaphat Seminary - ordination to the diaconate

St. Josaphat Seminary – ordination to the diaconate



Horologion – book of the liturgy of the Hours, a set of liturgical services distributed throughout the whole day. It includes:

Vespers (daily, Resurrectional, Great with vigil

Small Compline (Great Compline is celebrated three times a year on Christmas Eve, Epiphany Eve, on the Eve of the Annunciation, some days of the Great Fast)

Noctum (daily, Saturday, Sunday)


First Hour – celebrated around 6 am or right after the Matins

Third Hour – at 9 am

Sixth Hour – at 12 pm

Ninth Hour – at 3 pm

The Typica – outside of the Great Fast this service can be taken after the sixth hour, and during the Great Fast – after the ninth hour.


Services of the eight tones – depending on the date for the feast of the Pasch; the eight tones interchange weekly one after another after the Pentecost. There are set texts for each day of the week. The book contains the changeable parts for the Horologion, e.g. sticheras, apostichas, troparia, kontakia, canons, etc.

Lenten Triodion

Book of the changeable parts for the season of the Great Fast beginning at the Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee to the Lazarus Saturday of the Passion We

Floral Triodion

Pentakostarion – book of the changeable parts for the Horologion, celebrated from the Lazarus Saturday to the Pentecost.


Book of the changeable parts for the Horologion, celebrated on the unchangeable feasts of the liturgical year, i.e. feasts of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Theotokos, and the Saints. The Liturgical Year in the Byzantine Church starts on September, 1, and it is also called the Indiction.


Euchologion – book of the propers, rubrics, prayers for celebration of the Sacraments, sacramentals, and other special liturgical services, e.g. funerals, blessings of houses, of fruit, etc.


This is the main book of liturgical prayers for a Bishop or Hierarch.  Primarily used for a pontifical Divine Liturgy  with a Patriarch or other Bishop, but has other prayers as well.


The Psalter, which divides the psalms into groups known as “kathismas”, used in Horologion as changeable parts.


Contains the readings of the Old Testament, especially the prophets.


The book of the epistles read during the Divine Liturgy, distributed for each day of the Liturgical year, and, when prescribed, at the Liturgy of the Hours on specific feasts, e.g. Royal Hours.


Gospel – the readings of the Gospels, distributed throughout the Liturgical Year for every day.