risu.org.ua - On Saturday, the UGCC Synod opened its regular session in Chicago. The tradition to hold session of the Permanent Synod of the UGCC in different dioceses has already existed for many years and has proven to be beneficial for the episcopate, and for the local church community, the Information Department of the UGCC reports.

The visits of the Synod members led by the Primate of the UGCC is always an opportunity of getting better acquainted, common prayer and sharing spiritual and pastoral experience.

“We hope that the Permanent Synod with their presence and their advice and solutions will help us to even better fulfill our mission in the United States and promise to accompany our prayer meeting,” said Fr. Michael Kuzma, chancellor of Chicago Diocese.

This session of the Permanent Synod will be devoted to preparation of the next Synod of Bishops of the UGCC, as well as consideration of current issues of church life and public service of the UGCC in native lands and settlements.