On the evening of February 22, 2016 in the 95th year of his life, Rev. Dr. Ivan Muzychka fell asleep in the Lord in his residence at the quarters of St. Sophia Association in Rome, Italy. He was a hard-working priest, often referred to as “a humble creator of history”.
Sophia Lada wrote the icons gracing the walls of the Chapel in the Generalate of the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great in Rome, Italy. During 75 years of her hard-working life, the artist accumulated a large expanse of cultural and artistic projects covering a multitude of venues in addition to icons and paintings, including fashion designs, illustrations, book graphics, manuals, decorations and even toys. Lada’s works were showcasedin numerous exhibits.
February 1, 2016 - The celebration of the day of Consecrated Life in the UGCC was hosted this year by the Sister Catechists of Saint Anne. The gathering began in the Church of the Holy Martyrs Ss. Serhij and Baccha with the celebration of Great Vespers led by the Basilian Fathers. The main celebrant was Most Reverened Dionysio Lachovicz, who welcome all present on this special day.
January 18, 2016 – Most Reverend Mario Antonio Cargnello , Archbishop of Salta (Argentina) and Rev. Matias Jaroz from Argentina visited the Generalate of the Basilian Sisters. The guests and Sisters Mariela and Atanasia fondy recalled their times of ministry in Salta.
January 13, 2016 – On the eve of the Feast of St. Basil (according to the Julian calendar) the St. Sofia Religious Association invited representatives of various communities of the UGCC for a communal celebration. Following Great Vespers celebrated in the St. Sofia Basilica, all were invited for supper. Sisters Mariela Nazariya, Atanasia and Anastasia attended the gathering. It was a wonderful opportunity for joyous carolling and celebrating the Christmas season.
January 8, 2016 – The Sisters were invited to the home of the Fratelli Giuseppinni from Mexico, our neighbors across the street from the Generalate, for a social gathering and prayer in celebration of the Christmas season. Also attending were other communities from the neighborhood - the Franciscan Sisters, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (RC) and the Sisters Servants of Immaculate Mary from Poland (RC).