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Women Of Spirit DVD
100 Years of the Sisters of St. Basil in America
1911-2011
 
100 years ago, Bishop Soter Ortynsky, the first Eastern Catholic bishop to come to America, reached out to the Sisters of St. Basil in Yavoriv, Ukraine. He had a congregation of half a million people, and he needed help. This is the story of the 100 years of the Sisters of St. Basil, who answered the call, and came to America to minister to the needs of thousands of faithful.

A film by Mykola & Oksana Yaremko
Produced by Sister Ann Laszok, OSBM

DVD Available for $20 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 

 

 

CD of the Vatican Radio Divine Liturgy
CD of the Vatican Radio " Divine Liturgy" broadcast to Eastern Europe sung by the Sisters of St. Basil July, 2013. Cost $5 plus S&H

 

 

 

"Come Let Us Worship" performed by the Sisters of St. Basil of Ukraine CD 
The works presented here consist of hymns sung during the Divine Liturgy, Vespers and Matins, and represent a number of different styles that span several centuries. We begin with monody (chant), which had its beginnings in the Patristic Period of the 2nd to the 8th centuries, and which is represented here by "My Lord's Embrace" and "Irmos from the Great Canon of Andrew of Crete" (7th century). The hymn "It is Truly Right to Bless You" is an example of late 17th century znamenny chant. Classical Ukrainian church music from the 17th and 18th centuries is represented by works of Dmytro Bortniansky ("Our Father") and the chants of Dmytro Tuptalo ("Merciful Mother" and "I Will Bring Praise"). In the 19th and early 20th centuries composers began arranging ancient traditional choral melodies into polyphonic masterpieces, examples of which are Andrew Hnatyshynês "Blessed is the Man" and Mykola Leontovychês "Canticle of Simeon" and "Cherubimic Hymn". Choral church music of the 19th century is also represented here by Kyrylo Stetsenkoês "Thrice-Holy Hymn" and Maksym Kopkoês "Alleluia". This collection also includes the works of two Russian composers noted for their unique tonalities: Alexander Arkhangelsky ("Only Begotten Son"), and T. Rumyantseva ("Anaphora"). Our historical tour of Ukrainian sacred music concludes with two compositions of a contemporary composer, Volodymyr Fainer, whose style carries us back to Baroque polyphony ("Come, Let Us Worship" and "O Joyful Light").

The compositions are sung in Ukrainian and in Church Slavonic.

CD Available for $15 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 

 

 
Sacrifice of Praise 
Sacrifice of Praise, an in-depth explanation of the Divine Liturgy, is based upon the lectures of renowned scholar and liturgist, Reverend Robert Taft, SJ of the Oriental Institute in Rome. It examines the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Adding their insights are Dr. Frances Colie, Rev. James Karepin, OP, Sr. Ann Laszok, OSBM, Rev. Dr. Mark Morozowich, a faculty member at the Catholic University of America and the Most Rev. Robert Moskal.The cost is $35 plus S& H. A package of DVD plus the softcover Divine Liturgy book may be obtained for $45. (Available in DVD only)
 

 

  DVD only $35 plus shipping
 

 

  DVD plus Book $45 plus shipping
 
Basilians in Concert 
Christmas Concert Benefit Music Tour of the Sisters of St. Basil (2003-2004) from Philadelphia Province and Ukraine in tour to: Philadelphia, Parma, Pittsburgh, Chicago, New York and Stamford. Music includes compositions by Sr. Laura Palka, OSBM of "In the Cathedral of St. George" and the "Birth of Jesus Christ." The audio cassette is available for $8 and the CD for $13 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.
 
 

 

  Cassette
$8 plus shipping
 

 

  CD
$13 plus shipping
 


The Kiss of Christ : 
Mystery of Repentance is an in - depth explanation of the Mystery of Repentance as ex perienced in most Eastern Christian Churches. Interviews with young adults , juxtaposed with interviews with theologians , provide a diversity of perspectives on this Mystery. The Byzantine Church affirms that our true nature is union with God in Christ. We need to recognize the reality of sin if we are to nurture our relationship with Christ. In this program we are invited to explore the wonderful gift of repentance. We are constantly in need of examining the path our life is taking and to change course if necessary. The Church provides many opportunities, such as days of fasting and great feasts, to help us on our life’s journey with Christ. One of these opportunities is the Mystery of Confession and Repentance.

Sub-titles are available in English, Spanish and Ukrainian. A brief trailer can be viewed on Kiss of Christ trailer

Study Guide for Kiss of Christ: Mystery of Repentance - available in English and Ukrainian in the same book.

The contents include: Overview of the Video, Sin and Reconciliation in Light of Christ, Guilt and Repentance, A Brief History of Confession and Reconciliation, “Why Do I Have to Confess My Sins to a Priest?”, Identifying Sin Today, Wisdom from Tradition on Sin and Repentance , Celebrating the Mystery: The Rite of Penance, Examen Based on the Commandments, Examen Based on the Beatitudes, Examen for Teens.  

 

 

  Video
$25 plus shipping
 

 

  Study Guide
$15 plus shipping
Video & Study Guide
$35 plus shipping
 
New Life in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Mysteries of Christian Initiation  
An explanation of the Eastern Catholic Tradition of Baptism, Chrismation and Eucharist as practiced in the Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma. This program views the Eastern Christian celebration of the Mysteries (Sacraments) through the eyes of two Roman Catholics who have married Byzantine Catholics. We journey with them as they remember their wedding day and then grow through their doubts as they prepare for the celebration of Baptism, Chrismation and Eucharist of their infant children. This video is available through parish offices and through the Office of Religious Education.
The video is available with subtitles in Ukrainian, Spanish, French and English for the hearing impaired that is $35 plus shipping and handling.

English version ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME $20.
 

 

 

  English Only
 

 

  English Only With companion book
$25 plus shipping
 

 

  Subtitles in Ukrainian, Spanish, French and English for the hearing impaired
$35 plus Shipping
 

 

  Subtitles in Ukrainian, Spanish, French and English for the hearing impaired With Companion Book
$40 Plus shipping
 
New Life in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Mysteries of Christian Initiation (Companion Book)  
A companion book to New Life In The Trinity, An Introduction to the Mysteries of Christian Initiation is available to help families or study groups facilitate discussion.

Available for $10 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 

 

 
Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom  
This Liturgy is celebrated in Ukrainian at St John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Newark, NJ where Rev. Leonid Malkov, CSsR is pastor. Produced by Mykola & Oksana Yaremko

DVD Available for $25 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 

 

 
The Complete Christmas Eve Liturgy ( One CD)  
sung by Saints Peter and Paul Choir (Ambridge, PA) and directed by Lisa Hladio on December 25, 2013. Cost $10 plus S&H

 
 

 

 
KDKA Radio Broadcast Christmas Eve Liturgy ( 2 CDs )  
Sung by Saints Peter and Paul Choir (Ambridge, PA) and directed by Lisa Hladio on December 25, 2013. Recorded by KDKA with a running commentary by Rev. Dr. Peter Galadza. Cost $15 plus S&H

 
 

 

 
God is with Us! Z Nami Boh!  
- a CD of Christmas Carols produced by Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Seminary. 18 english and Ukrainian carols are directed by Melita Mudri-Zubacz featuring actor/singer Ed Evanko. The Compact Disc is available for $15 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 
 

 

 
The Divine Liturgy for Congregational Singing 
Schola Cantorum of Saint Peter the Apostle, Prof. J. Michael Thompson, Conductor. The Compact Disc is available for $30 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 
 

 

 
Christmas Eve 
Traditional Ukrainian Cooking for Today's Modern Kitchen is a DVD - an instructional cooking DVD, "Ukrainian Christmas Eve," which provides detailed, yet simplified, instructions on how to make the most popular, traditional recipes. The two hour English-language DVD shows the "must have" Christmas Eve recipes, which have been modified, wherever possible, for busy, modern cooks using today's modern kitchens.
Chef and host Pavlo Czerwoniak takes the viewer, step-by-step, through each recipe, using time- and labor-saving techniques. Along with the printable recipe files provided on the DVD, the viewer will learn how to overcome the often times monumental task of putting together a traditional Ukrainian Christmas Eve meal. Some dishes are prepared in the traditional way, such as kutia (honey-sweetened wheat dish) and uzvar (dried fruit compote), while others are prepared in timesaving ways, like the dough for varenyky (potato- and cabbage-filled dumplings), meatless borshch (beet soup), ushka (mushroom-filled dumplings), fish in aspic, holubtsee (stuffed cabbage rolls), and strutslia (braided Christmas bread).
Cost $30
 

 

 
Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky by Rev. Dr. Ivan Kaszczak  
Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky by Rev. Dr. Ivan Kaszczak - This book tells of Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky's Establishment and influence on the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States. With 88 pictures in the book and the various original documents and letters between the Roman Catholic and Ukrainian Catholic Bishops, this book is priceless in understanding what our Bishops endured in the establishment of our Church in America. Cost $20 plus S&H

 
 

 

 
Steadfast and Faithfull  
A DVD about the life and enshrinement of Blessed Martyr Vasyl Velychkovsky, C.Ss.R. published by the Ukrainian Redemptorists Yorkton Province. Available for $25 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 
 

 

 
Faithful to the End: Redemptorist Martyrs from Ukraine  
A DVD about Blessed Martyr Vasyl Velychkovsky, C.Ss.and the other Redemptorist martyrs from Ukraine published by the Ukrainian Redemptorists Yorkton Province. Available for $15 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 
 

 

 
Centennial: A Celebration  
Celebrate 100 years of St John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church as told by sixteen of its parishioners and clergy. Enjoy vintage footage that capture some of the most compelling moments of the church's history. Relive the historical events that unfold over the years through the eyes of its members. Produced by Mykola & Oksana Yaremko - English and Ukrainian (with English subitles)

Available for $25 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 

 

 

Books & Misc.

You Are Gods You Are Gods by Msgr. George Appleyard

Arrived!

"Msgr. George Appleyard of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, gifts us with a popular and theologically sound introduction to this partaking in the divine nature in his You Are Gods. Drawing upon the biblical narrative and witness, the Fathers of the Church, contemporary psychology and even secular spiritual writers, Father George invites us to know and experience more life and growth in God -- the very meaning of human existence."
(Robert P. Marko, Ph.D.,Chair and Professor of Theology, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Cost is $15 plus S & H

Ukrainians of the Delaware Valley Ukrainians of the Delaware Valley by Alexander Lushnycky, Ph.D  
At the dawn of the 20th century, the industrializing world provided Ukrainians an opportunity to immigrate to America to lead free and honorable lives. Ukrainians of the Delaware Valley illustrates the Ukrainiansê ongoing saga, commencing with the late 19th century when they disembarked to the Delaware Valley and continuing to the present, as they gradually integrated into their American communities. The Ukrainiansê common purpose was to preserve their unique eastern culture, cherished daily customs, and elaborate traditions embalmed in the mysteries of their eastern religion in the new surroundings. Ukrainians of the Delaware Valley documents how each new generation of immigrants added to the kaleidoscope of Ukrainian communities in 17 of the boroughs of the Delaware Valley.

Alexander Lushnycky, Ph.D., a well-known educator and researcher, is one of the leading authorities on the history of Ukrainian immigration in the United States. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, he was raised in the United States. His numerous bilingual publications include Ukrainians of Pennsylvania and Ukrainians of Greater Philadelphia. He currently serves as the regional director for the Encyclopedia of Ukrainian Diaspora in the United States and is executive vice president of the Ukrainian Educational Council of the United States.

An autographed copy costs $25 plus S & H

Code of Canons for Eastern Church

Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, Latin-English Edition
New English language translation of the Codex Canonum Ecclesiarum Orientalium, promulgated in 1990 by Pope John Paul II, improving upon the first tranlation of 1992. This translation was prepared under the auspices of the Canon Law Society of America and approved by the Eastern Catholic eparchs in the United States; it presents the Latin and English texts of the canons in parallel columns. Also included is an English translation of the apostolic constitution Sacri canones, the Preface of the official Latin edition, a glossary of significant Latin terms, the fontes (sources) of the individual canons, an English translation of the index prepared by Ivan Zuzek, SJ, as well as the Latin and English texts of the new laws for the Causes of Saints, Divinus perfectionis Magister and Pope John Paul II's apostolic constitution Pastor bonus on the Roman curia issued in 1988. (2001) xlii + 860 pp., hardbound. ISBN 0-943616-88-3

Cost $40.

 
The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom  
Published by the Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma in 1999. This light-weight 114 page soft cover book has the resurrectional tones, weekday propers, Panikhida and hymns. Available for $10 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.
 

 

 


Christ Our Pascha Hard Cover Ukrainian
Christ Our Pascha 
The Catechism for the Ukrainian Catholic Church is called "Christ Our Pascha" because the central idea is that the source of our Christian life of faith is the Risen Christ. In the liturgical language of our Church we participate in the Passover of Christ hence in the new life in Christ. This new life grows to maturity in spiritual development and moral effort. Therefore, there are two fundamental resources for understanding this catechism. They are the Nicene Creed and the liturgical anaphora of St Basil the Great.

Hard cover version in Ukrainian is $30.
 

 

Soft cover will be available soon for $25
 

 


(English version not available as yet)

 
Light for Life 
A Byzantine Catholic Catechism in three volumes. Light Of Life is available for $45 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.
 

 

 
Life In Christ 
A moral Catechism. Life In Christ is available for $15 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.
 
 

 

 
The Light of the East: A Guide to Eastern Catholicism for Western Catholics (2nd Edition)  
By Msgr. George Appleyard. Co-published by the Pastoral Ministry Office and NCCL. This second edition of Light of the East: A Guide to Eastern Catholicism for Western Catholics, incorporates the various developments in the Catholic/Orthodox dialogue that have occurred since the first publication in 2000 as well as some corrections we missed in the first edition.

Cost is still $15; or $10 (Ukrainian) plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 

 

  English
 

 

  Ukrainian
 
The Sacrifice of Praise 
The official Liturgical prayer book of the Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in English. Complete with festal troparia, kontaki and music. The Sacrifice of Praise is available for $60 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 
 

 

 
Archbishop Metropolitan Andrew Sheptytsky, 1865 - 1944  
Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky: His Life and Accomplishments - a small 77 page book written by Rev Dr Vasyl Laba and translated into English by Oksana Koropeckyj gives a wonderful insight into Metropolitan Andrei 's life.
Cost $5


 
 

 

 
Catechetical Directory of the Ukrainian Catholic Church  
Available in English or Ukrainian, this is the official catechetical document approved by the Synod. The directory is available for $5 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.
 
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Beneath the Mantle of Your Mercy
- a devotional prayerbook compiled by Rev. Peter Babej, has morning prayers, hours, evening prayers, akathists, guides to Repentance, Holy Eucharist, scriptural reading, etc This 634 page book is a great companion for anyone. Cost $25 plus Shipping & Handling

 
 

 

 
The Mysteries of Christian Initiation: Baptism, Chrismation and Eucharist  
This bilingual (English and Ukrainian) ritual book of the Mysteries of Christian Initiation published by the Liturgical Commission of Saint Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy in Parma, Ohio is available for $25. Besides the actual ritual it also contains various prayers for the mother and child, the festal propers, selected chants and a short glossary.

 
 

 

 

The Sacraments of Christian Initiation
Another companion book to New Life In The Trinity, The Sacraments of Christian Initiation by Archbishop Tawil is also available to help families or study groups facilitate discussion.

Available for $5 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 

 

 
Welcome to Our Church 
Visitors and parishioners alike will have many of their questions answered in this series of five illustrated, full color leaflets. "What is an Eastern Church? And "What Eastern Christians Believe" outline the background and theological emphasis of the Eastern Churches. "Welcome to This Holy House, " "Byzantine Liturgical Vestments” and “The Divine Liturgy” introduce the reader to the church building and basic liturgical practice. Excellent for group discussions and individual study.
Available through the Pastoral Ministry Office for $4 plus shipping and handling.

 
 

 

 
Our Faith 
Father Matusiak outlines the faith and practice of the Byzantine Churches. It highlights both the sources (Tradition, Scripture, Fathers, etc) and content (Trinity, Christ, Holy Spirit, Church, etc) of the Apostolic Faith. Available through the Pastoral Ministry Office for $3 plus shipping and handling.

 
 

 

 
Our Path 
Our Path is part three in the series "A Popular Presentation of Byzantine Christianity". It presents the basics of Christian living in our tradition, the path to deification, as illustrated in aspects of the mysteries of Christian Initiation. Suggestions for personal prayer, fasting and almsgiving and hospitality in our life of repentance provide much food for thought and discussion.

 Cost $3 each

 

 

 
Our Worship 
This booklet outlines the major forms of the Divine Services in the Byzantine tradition (the Divine Liturgy, the Divine Offices, the Holy Mysteries, etc) as well as the feasts and Fasts of the Church Year. Available through the Pastoral Ministry Office for $3 plus shipping and handling.

 
 

 

 
Inexhaustible Delights  
The work of Christin His Body, the Church, as experienced through the Holy Mysteries, Christ the Victor over death, the living Bread, the Physician of souls and bodies is seen transforming those who participate in faith in these rites. Inexhaustible Delights is available for $10 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 
 

 

 

Life and Worship: The Mystery of Christ Among Us 
Explores liturgical worship, with insights into the Divine Liturgy, the daily cycle of praise, the feasts and fasts of the year, architecture and iconography, and the role of the various ministers in Eastern worship. 81 pages, paper

Available for $10 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 

 

 

 
To the Ends of The Earth 
This brief survey of Eastern Church history touches upon the following historical eras: the Apostolic Period, the Ecumenical Councils, the development of the Byzantine Tradition, division and reunification of the Churches, Eastern Catholics in the West and in the modern period. Available for $10 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 
 

 

 


Jesus Beads 
Made by Sister Barbara. Jesus Beads are prayer beads of the Eastern Church. The prayer is sometimes called "the prayer of the heart" or "unceasing prayer." Available for $5 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 
 

 

 


The Nativity Of Our Lord, 1000 Piece Puzzle 
This puzzle creates a 19.25” X 26.62” finished icon! Spiritual Gift for Christmas for families, pastors, catechists; Group activity— Christmas Eve Holy Supper, Personal care facilities, Nursing homes, Monasteries, Religious Education Programs, Retreats & Days of Prayers, even parish coffee hours
Available for $25 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.


 
 

 

 


Egg-in-Wrap - Series 1 - Ukrainian Design - Package of 12 
Create instant Ukrainian designed Pysanky with these sleeves whose beautiful and colorful patterns convert your eggs into marvelous Easter Eggs without fuss or muss. Each package contains 2 sets of color sleeves of 6 different designs.


 

 $4.00 each

3 for $10.00

 


Egg-in-Wrap Series 3 - Slavic Pin Art Design - Package of 12 
Slavic Pin Art designs are created with these six colorful patterns. These one color concepts which originated in the Carpathian Mountains and Western Slovakia by peasant artisians are reproduced in seconds onto your egg. Each package contains 2 sets of color sleeves of 6 different designs

 
 $4.00 each

3 for $10.00

 
SALE: REDUCED TO $10
Let Us Lift Up Our Hearts
 
An excellent prayer book (in English and Ukrainian) for the faithful compiled by Rt. Rev. Wolodymyr Woloszczuk with the approval of the Most Rev. Robert Moskal. Let Us Lift Up Our Hearts is available for $20 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 
 
 

 

 

 
The Divine Liturgy: An Anthology For Worship  
The Divine Liturgy: An Anthology For Worship is available for $60.00 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 
 

 

 
A Paschal Pilgrimage: A Guide For the Great Fast for Ukrainian Catholics  
By Bishop Basil H. Losten, D.D. A Paschal Pilgrimage is available for $5 plus shipping and handling through the Pastoral Ministry Office.

 
 

 

 

Shipping & Handling is 15% of the order total
Minimum shipping Domestic USA $4.00
Minimum shipping International $17.00 

Contact Sister Ann at 412-260-1607 for more information on the materials above, available for purchase through the Pastoral Ministry Office..

 

 

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