Bohdan DanyloRome (VIS) - The Holy Father Francis has appointed the Rev. Father Bohdan Danylo as the Bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma of the Ukrainians. Bishop-Elect Bohdan is a member of the clergy of the Eparchy of Stamford and the present rector of Saint Basil Seminary.

Bishop-Elect Bohdan was born 27 May 1971 in Giżycko, in the province of Suwalki in Poland. After studying philosophy in Lublin, he moved to the USA, received theological education at the Catholic University of Washington, and was ordained a priest for the Eparchy of Stamford on October 1, 1996.

After a year of service as curate in the parish of St. Michael in Hartford, he was appointed Vice Rector of the Seminary of St. Basil's Cathedral in Stamford. He continued his studies at the Academy of St. Vladimir's Theological Crestwood (NY) and then at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, where in 2005 he obtained his Licentiate in Theology. He speaks English, Ukrainian, Polish and Russian.

Since 2005 he was appointed Rector of the Seminary of St. Basil's Cathedral in Stamford and is the eparchial vocations director.

Teachings of Christ

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6 ESV)


Christ is risen from the dead * trampling down Death by death, * and upon those in the tombs bestowing life! (Troparion)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Although You descended into the tomb, O Immortal One, * You destroyed the power of Hades; * You arose as the victor, O Christ God, * proclaiming to the myrrh-bearing women: “Rejoice!” * And granting peace to Your Apostles, * O, You, Who gives resurrection to the fallen. (Kontakion)

Random Proverb

"Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live." (Proverbs 4:4 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

But if a person is constantly mindful of God, he will rejoice: as the psalmist says, "I remembered God, and I rejoiced" (Psalms 77:3). For when the intellect is gladdened by the remembrance of God, then it forgets the afflictions of this world, places its hope in Him, and is no longer troubled or anxious.

St. Peter of Damaskos, "JOY" (from "The 24 Discourses), "The Philokalia vol. III," - pp. 260 - 263.