Rev. Dr. Mark M. Morozowich Presents “Rising From The Underground”

Seton Hall University’s Department of Catholic Studies is proud to present the fourth Annual Archbishop John J. Myers Lecture Series on Law, Society and Faith, “Rising from The Underground, The Ukrainian Catholic Church Reborn” by Rev. Dr. Mark M. Morozowich. The event will be held on Mon., Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Chancellor’s Suite in the University Center.

All are welcome and admission is free; guests are encouraged to register online or to Gloria Aroneo at or 973-275-2808.

About the Lecture:
In 1989, the largest Catholic persecuted church that existed underground received its freedom from the Soviet authorities. The lecture will begin with an overview of the re-establishment of hierarchy, parishes, religious institutes, and Catholic educational structures. This is all considered in light of a completely new chapter in the life of this church born through the baptism of Kyivan-Rus in 988. It also develops the theme of the relationship of the Ukrainian Catholic Church with the broader Catholic Church.

About the Lecturer:
A Western Pennsylvania native formed in the Ukrainian Catholic Church of his family, Fr. Mark Morozowich pursued a vocation to the priesthood in the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, Ohio. He served in Pittsburgh and in Butler, Pennsylvania before beginning doctoral studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome that yielded a comprehensive study of Holy Thursday Liturgy in Jerusalem and Constantinople from the Fourth to the Fourteenth Centuries. He lectures as an Associate Professor of Liturgy at the Catholic University of America, served as the Associate Dean for Seminary and Ministerial Programs, and is dean of The School of Theology and Religious Studies. His research focuses upon various topics of liturgical history from penitential practices and the liturgical year to divergent issues in Eastern Christian Mysteries.

For more information, contact Dr. Ines Murzaku at or 973-275-2808 Gloria Aroneo at or 973-275-2808.

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