CENTRAL EPARCHY ASSEMBLY CLERGY RETREAT - 10/16/19

The Clergy of the Central Eparchy (Northwest Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan) gathered for a 2 day retreat in Yorkton Saskatchewan at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church.  The Retreat was led by His Eminence Metropolitan Yurij, Eparchial Bishop for the Central Eparchy.  The Retreat consisted of a review of the Funeral Service for Clergy, with a time to go over the music.  A Scriptural Presentation from the Book of Judges about Sampson, by Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Roman Bozyk, Dean of the Faculty of Theology at St. Andrew's College.  The clergy were introduced to Max Kowalchuk who was recently chosen as the National CYMK President.  He gave a very presentation on the direction that CYMK would like to head as it builds its membership across Canada and how the clergy and Church can play a role in this.This was followed by the opportunity to discuss current pastoral matters that clergy find themselves facing.  Such topics included: MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying), Gender questions, Inter-church relations.  The next day began with a Divine Liturgy and a formal business meeting.

On the following day of the general sessions of the Eparchy Assembly, the clergy and faithful honoured His Emience on the 30th Anniversary of his Episcopal Service.  As part of the program of the Assembly, certificates denoting those who where honoured during the 100th Anniversary of the UOCC Celebrations, were handed out to participants.  Two such recipients were Fr. Taras Udod, Chancellor of th UOCC and Dr. Roman Yereniuk.