Opening Bells

Hierarchal Divine Liturgy Marks New Year for Seminary Students.

A Hierarchal Divine Liturgy celebrated by Archbishop William Skurla marked the start of a new year at the Byzantine
Catholic Seminary of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Aug. 29.

During his homily, Archbishop William welcomed students, faculty, family members and
friends. He said faithful should continue to work toward peace and tolerance and pray for the victims of flooding on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Archbishop William also imparted advice to the assembled seminarians: “Use each and every day you have here at the Seminary because they go very quickly.” This year’s Seminary class includes 15 students.