The seminary choir will visit Byzantine Catholic parishes from New York and New Jersey, to eastern Pennsylvania,
then through Cleveland to Chicago, back through Pittsburgh and returning to Washington over a four week period.
At each location, the group will present a concert of sacred music according to the singing
tradition of the Carpathian Mountains of eastern Slovakia and southwestern Ukraine. Each concert will include
a combination of liturgical selections and hymns in Church Slavonic. The concerts are free and open to
the public, and free-will donations at each concert will be sent to support the Seminary. Divine Liturgies
in Church Slavonic are also scheduled at the Pittsburgh, Parma and Passaic Cathedrals on the Sundays during the tour, as well
as many parishes. A special Divine Liturgy will be sund at the Slovak Heritage Festival in Holmdel, New Jersey with
Bishop Peter Rusnak from Bratislava, Slovakia.
Recordings of Marian, Eucharistic, Christmas, Paschal and Lenten Hymns, as well as selections
from the Divine Liturgy will be available for purchase for further fund raising.
can be sent to: Seminary Concert Tour, PO Box 192, Fairfax, VA 22038 with checks made payable to "Orientale Lumen
Foundation." The OL Foundation is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization and any donations are tax deductible.
All net proceeds from the tour will be sent directly to support the seminary in Presov, Slovakia. In some locations,
additional events will be scheduled – liturgies, parish dinners, receptions, etc. – with the choir members so
that parishioners and seminarians may have an informal exchange of living experiences.