Washington, DC: Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family
About the Ukrainian Catholic Church:
In communion with Rome, the Ukrainian Catholic Church has a history of great persecution during the Soviet era, when over 3600 priests were executed in Ukraine and most churches and monasteries were demolished or put to other use. The fact that the faith survived is a testament to the Ukrainian people.
A compelling testimony of someone who suffered at the hands of the communists is “Witness”, by the late Josyp Terelya. We highly recommend it.
Of course the Ukrainian Catholic Church spread throughout the world and certainly one of the places that it prospered was in the United States. The Ukrainian Catholics are in communion with Rome but worship according the Eastern Rite tradition.
About the Ukrainian Catholic Shrine of the Holy Family:
Here in Washington you will find the Ukrainian National Shrine of the Holy Family that offers daily Masses (Eastern rite), confessions and devotions.
It is an active parish, with all that entails. Visitors are always welcome. Located across the street from the Catholic University of America and close to both the Shrine of John Paul II and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, it can be included in visits to those sites as well.
Traveling to the Ukrainian Catholic Shrine of the Holy Family:
Address: 4250 Harewood Rd. NE, Washington, DC 20017
GPS coordinates: 38° 56′ 22.5852” N, 77° 0′ 12.5892” W
Tel: +1 (202) 526-3737 Fax: +1 (202) 526-1327
Click here for the official website of the Ukranian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family in Washington, DC
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