Monument in honour of the Holy Martyr Blessed

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

From the Website Religious Information Service in Ukraine:

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church invites the clergy and faithful to participate in an all-Ukrainian pilgrimage dedicated to the Holy Martyr, Omelian Kovch. The pilgrimage will be held on 11 May, 2012  in the town of Peremyshliany where Fr. Kovch served as a parish priest from 1922 to the time of the Nazi occupation during which he was imprisoned for rescuing Jews. A monument to the holy martyr is to be opened in the town today.
According to the web site of the Lviv Archeparchy of UGCC, the pilgrimage will be held with the participation  of Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), bishops and priests of the Stryi Eparchy. The spiritual action will begin with a prayer service and celebratory academy at 9:30 pm. At 10:55 pm, the procession of Patriarch Sviatoslav, the bishops and priests  of UGCC will be held. At 11 pm., the hierarchical Divine Service will be celebrated. At 13:45 pm, the monument is to be opened.
Here is the other Article in honour of this Blessed Martyr who is among the other Ukrainian Greek Catholic Martyrs beatified by His Holiness Blessed Pope John Paul II, this Post is titled The Witness of the Greek Catholic Priest-Martyr of Majdanek Blessed Omelian, originally posted in the Saint Elias Today Blog


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