UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
St. Andrew Feast Day in Greater Washington, DC!
For the Ukrainian community in the Greater Washington, DC, area, St. Andrew Feast Day, as celebrated by St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, is known to be quite a celebration. These joyous celebrations comprise of many wonderful spiritual and cultural elements and are known to welcome some very important guests and many, many parishioners and friends.
On Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 10 a.m., Ukrainian Ambassador Olexander Motsyk, embassy staff, many guests and parishioners filled the church to capacity. The choir, led by Gregory Oleynik; children bearing flowers; Cathedral Board of Administration President Dr. Tamara Woroby, Sisterhood President Nadia Kolesnyk and Past-President Sonia Krawec, bearing the traditional bread and salt, along with Cathedral Priest, V. Rev. Fr. Volodymyr Steliac and retired parish priest, Protopresbyter Hryhoryj Podhoretz, greeted His Eminence Archbishop Antony, who was escorted to the Church by Protodeacon Ihor Mahlay, three Subdeacons (seminarians Andrij Matlak, Ioan Mazur and Adrian Mazur and seminarian Yurij Andreyko and many altar boys. Protodeacon SviatoslavNowytski, although unable to serve, was also present at the Liturgy.