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PRESS RELEASE: Visit from Metropolitan Borys Gudziak

March 6, 2019
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On Saturday, March 2, 2019, the Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great in Fox Chase were surprised and thrilled by a visit from Metropolitan Borys Gudziak, who was recently appointed by Pope Francis to serve as head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States of America.  Accompanied by Most Reverend Andriy Rabiy, His Grace spent part of the afternoon conversing with the Sisters, sharing the vision that he has for the Archeparchy and eliciting ideas from the Sisters about future endeavors. It was an enlightening conversation during which His Grace also shared stories of his experiences while serving as spiritual leader of St. Volodymyr the Great Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy, which includes France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg and Switzerland.

The most touching and endearing aspect of the conversation was the openness and vulnerability of His Grace as he asked what we Sisters expected of him as Archbishop-Metropolitan. This was a most impressive revelation about his vision of leadership – a commitment to lead by listening.

We look forward to a warm relationship with the new Archbishop and extend to him our heartfelt support and our most fervent Monhaya Lita to wish him many happy and healthy years.