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

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:43-44 ESV)

Christ is Born!

Your Nativity, O Christ our God, * has dawned upon the world the light of knowledge. * for through it, those who served the stars * were taught by a star to worship You, the Sun of Righteousness * and to know You, the Dawn from on high. * Glory to You, O Lord! (Troparion, Tone 4)

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

Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One, * and the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One. * Angels and shepherds sing His glory; * Wise Men journey with a star * for there is born for us an infant Child, the God Who is before all ages. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

Random Proverb

"My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding, that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge." (Proverbs 5:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

The perfection of the Christian life -- and I mean that life which is the only one the name of Christ is used to designate -- is that in which we participate not only by our mind and soul but in all the actions of our lives, so that our holiness may be complete, in accordance with the blessing pronounced by Paul, in our 'whole body and soul and spirit' (I Thess. 5:23), constantly guarded from all admixture with evil.

St. Gregory of Nyssa, From Glory to Glory