Beatitude Sviatoslav congratulated Bishop Vasyl Losten on the occasion of his 90th birthday

Monday, 11 May 2020, 19:41
Today, Bishop Vasyl Losten, the Emeritus Bishop of the Eparchy of Stamford, is celebrating his 90th birthday. On this occasion, the Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church greeted him with a Patriarchal Letter.

I would like to personally and on behalf of the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church sincerely congratulate you on the occasion of the great anniversary.  Celebrating your 90th birthday is a big event for all of us.  Together with you, we bring our prayers to the throne of the Most High, thanking Him for calling you to the path of sacrificial dedication to the Church and the our people,” it goes in the greeting.

“Bishop Vasyl became a good father for people in the lands of distant America, a zealous preacher of Christ's truth, a defender of their rights and freedoms.  As a devoted follower of Patriarch Josyf, the bishop made a lot in order to develop the seminary in Stamford, the graduates of which were many of our respected clergy.  He took and continues to take an active part in the activities of the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC.

All this testifies to you as a man of great faith and deep wisdom.  Therefore, we greet you once again and wish you the help of the Holy Spirit in all your endeavors for the glory of God and for the good of the Church and the people,” said His Beatitude Sviatoslav.

 "May the merciful Lord thank you a hundredfold with His grace.  May He accept the gift of your service as a pleasant sacrifice on His throne. May all the time that the Lord will assign to you be blessed and peaceful for you,” the Head of the UGCC wished.

Biographical information

Bishop Vasyl Losten was born on May 11, 1930, in Chesapeake, Maryland.  His ordination to priesthood took place on June 10, 1957.  Consecrator: Bishop Kostiantyn Bohachevsky, Metropolitan of Philadelphia.

On May 25, 1971 in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Philadelphia (USA), Fr.  Vasyl became a bishop.

 

The UGCC Department for Information


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