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

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied." (Matthew 5:6 ESV)

Encounter

Rejoice, O Mother of God, Virgin full of grace. * From you has risen the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, * shining upon those who are in darkness. * Rejoice also, you righteous Elder; * for you received in your arms the Deliverer of our souls, * Who has given us resurrection. (Troparion, Tone 1)

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

O Christ God, through Your birth You sanctified the Virgin's womb; * and blessed, as it was proper, the hands of Simeon. * Now, having come, you saved us. * Give peace to Your commonwealth in times of war * and strengthen our civil authorities, whom You have loved, O You who alone loves mankind. (Kontakion, Tone 1)

(The Feast of the Encounter is February 2nd - the 40th Day of Christmas)

Random Proverb

"Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her." (Proverbs 8:10,11 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

If you want, or rather intend, to take a splinter out of another person, then do not hack at it with a stick instead of a lancet, for you will only drive it in deeper. And this is a stick – rude speech and rough gestures. And this is a lancet – tempered instruction and patient reprimand. “Reprove,” says the Apostle, “rebuke, exhort,” but he did not say “beat” (2 Timothy 4:2). And if even this is required, do it rarely, and not with your own hand.

St. John Climacus, “The Ladder of Divine Ascent", Step 8, On Freedom From Anger and On Meekness