Ukrainian Catholic Church in Massachusetts Dedicates Shrine
On First Friday, September 7, 2018, Fr. Andriy Krip, pastor, dedicated a shrine to Blessed Karl at Descent of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church in South Deerfield, MA. A first-class relic was formally enshrined during the Moleben to the Theotokos (Mother of God) which was followed by the Divine Liturgy. The Molieben (from Church Slavonic Mol'ba - prayer, supplication) is a short liturgical service centered on a particular need or occasion—the new year, a journey, an illness, or, in this instance, an act of thanksgiving for the new shrine to Blessed Karl.
Descent of the Holy Spirit is a small, yet active Eastern Catholic parish located in the quiet town of South Deerfield, in the Pioneer Valley of north-western Massachusetts. Devotion to Blessed Karl has grown over the years and the new shrine gives testimony to the community’s faith in his intercession.
For more information on Descent of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church, visit their website.