Seminary Choir to tour U.S. Churches

Seven States and Washington, DC on 3-week Schedule


The Orientale Lumen Foundation announces that a third Seminary Concert Tour is scheduled to take place September 11 through October 2 at Byzantine Catholic parishes and other sites throughout the Northeastern United States. The choir will include 16 seminarians from the Blessed Theodore Romzha Seminaryin Uzhorod, Transcarpathia, Ukraine who will present a two-hour concert of sacred music, both plain chant and choral arrangements, in the Church Slavonic language.

This third tour will provide an opportunity for parishioners of these American churches to meet these future priests, and for the seminarians from Europe to experience American culture and church life. Some twenty priests from Europe now serve in Byzantine Catholic parishes across the U.S. The concerts will be free and open to the
public. Free-will donations made at the concerts, after travel expenses are paid, will be sent to the seminary to help with seminarian education and formation.

Concerts and Divine Liturgies will take place at the following locations (Churches of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh listed in BOLD):
















Several special events will take place during the tour: the choir will sing at the 43rd Annual Slavic American Festival at Epiphany Church in Annandale on September 11, an ecumenical concert will take place at St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral in Washington,D.C. on September 30, and a pilgrimage Divine Liturgy will be celebrated in Church Slavonic for the Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos (October 1) in the Ruthenian Chapel of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The Orientale Lumen Foundation, based in Fairfax, Va., is a “grass-roots” ecumenical movement of laity and clergy who promote Eastern Christianity and dialogue between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches through annual conferences, pilgrimages and media recordings. For further information about the tour, call 703-691-8862 or visit: or