UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSSITORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
65th Annual UOL Convention – Day 3!
The last full day of the Convention began with Divine Liturgy in honor of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Volodymyr, celebrated by Very Reverend Father Myron Oryhon, a pastor of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Allentown, PA and a spiritual advisor of the host chapter and Very Reverend Father Bazyl Zawierucha, provost of St. Sophia Seminary and a pastor of Holy Dormition of the Theotokos Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Northampton, PA.
After convening the final Business Sessions, the Junior Convention body joined Senior Sessions to present their Committee reports.
Dr. Jeremy Oryhon of Palos Park, IL was elected to serve as the UOL delegate at the Extraordinary Sobor of the UOC of the USA in October. Joshua Oryhon of Philadelphia, PA will serve as the alternate.
This Saturday, being the feast day commemorating Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Volodymyr, His Eminence Archbishop Antony led the assembled in singing Mnohaya Lita to those celebrating their Name’s day.
The Juniors presented a $700 check to the President of the Consistory of the UOC of the USA - His Eminence Archbishop Antony as a result of their initiative to send 10% of Junior UOL yearly income to the Consistory of the UOC of the USA.
The National Executive Board then offered their parting comments.
The Juniors were excused and the Nominations Committee presented their slate and elections were held.
The newly elected 2012-2013 Senior National Executive Board:
President – Martha Misko, Northampton, PA
First Vice President – Natalie Bilynsky, Philadelphia, PA
Second Vice President – Joshua Oryhon, Philadelphia, PA
Treasurer – Oleh Bilynsky, Philadelphia, PA
Financial Secretary – Pam Scannell, Johnson City, NY
Recording Secretary – Laryssa Charest, Palos Park, IL
Corresponding Secretary – Christine Mills, Carnegie, PA
Auditor – Mark Meschisen, Woonsocket, RI
Future Conventions hosts were then discussed:
2013: Parma, OH
2014: South Bound Brook, NJ
2015: Palos Park, IL (tentative)
2016: Coatesville, PA
Daria Pishko of Maplewood, NJ announced the following events:
Saturday, November 3rd: Workshop for clergy, youth workers, parents and parishioners entitled “Bless Thine Inheritance: Building Youth Ministry” in Maplewood, NJ
Saturday, November 17th: Solemn March commemorating the Holodomor in New York City.
After a few other announcements, the 65th Annual Ukrainian Orthodox League Convention was adjourned, and the delegates began their preparations for the Vespers service as well as a traditional UOL banquet, at which Archbishop Antony appointed His Grace Bishop Daniel to serve as a spiritual father of the Senior UOL Executive Board and Very Rev. Fr. Anthony Ugolnick – a spiritual father of the Junior UOL Executive Board.