Washington, DC -- Patriarch Sviatoslav celebrated a Moleben to the Mother of God for her intercession for a peaceful resolution to the turmoil in Ukraine on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at the Taras Shevchenko Monument in Washington. Patriarch Filaret also joined the Ukrainian Greek Catholic clergy. Many faithful were also present to pray for peace in Ukraine.
The Shevchenko Monument has served as a gathering place for the Ukrainian-American community for 50 years. This was especially true during the communist era when Ukrainian-Americans would gather to call attention to the denial of basic freedoms and human rights to the people of Ukraine by the communist overlords.
St. Michael the Archangel Ukranianian Catholic Church
St. Michael’s is a Ukrainian Catholic Parish of the Ukrainian Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA that was established in 1950 by Ukrainian immigrants that settled in the Manville area. The first Ukrainian Catholic liturgy was celebrated by Rev Joseph Atamaniuk on January 7, 1951. The first church building was purchased in 1952. Today we celebrate services in a new church building that was blessed in 1988. For parish activities we have a parish hall that was completed in 1996.