As published in Horizons, April 16, 2017 PARMA, Ohio — Like most married couples, Virgildee and Louise Daniel have been through their share of struggles, but their belief in the importance of the sacrament made all the difference in their 47 years of marriage. It led them to persevere and turn their struggles into lessons they decided to share with young couples preparing for marriage. For 14 years, the Daniels coordinated the Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Program for the Eparchy of Parma. The annual weekend program was held at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. “It is a ministry ... READ MORE
As published in Horizons, April 16, 2017 TUCSON, Ariz. — Joshua Mangels and his family were to celebrate their first Pascha in the Byzantine Catholic Church this year. At press time, the 40-year-old former Assembly of God pastor, his wife, Teresa, and their three children were to be received into the Byzantine Catholic Church at St. Melany Parish during Easter Vigil liturgy, April 15. Mangels said he and his wife wanted to start their catechumenate this June, but their desire to receive Jesus in the Eucharist ... READ MORE
Published in Horizons, March 26, 2017 PITTSBURGH — Father Marek Visnovsky and his wife, Miriam, made history when they arrived in Cleveland from Slovakia in 2004. “I give Bishop John Kudrick credit for bringing us over as the first married Ruthenian couple in the United States in 75 years,” said Father Visnovsky during a conference he and his wife gave at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Seminary Feb. 9. The conference, intended for seminarians and their wives... READ MORE
Now in its fourth year, the "Nashi Predky -- Our Ancestors" Family History Group has been helping people with roots in Ukraine and neighboring areas to unlock the secrets of their ancestry through workshops, conferences, and an active facebook group with over 1,500 members. For the first time, the group...