MJSF (Metropolitan John Scholarship Fund) is part of the Vocations and Clergy Support Commission of the Sr. UOL National Executive Board.
Metropolitan John Theodorovich
Metropolitan John Theodorovich was the very first Metropolitan of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, who dedicated his life to the service of his flock. Namely because of his love of the Church, the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the USA established a fund in his honor and memory, benefiting seminarians and clergy of the Church, who pursue theological academic training. The goal of our St. Sofia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Bound Brook, NJ is always to provide character formation and a high-quality education to seminarians and clergy. As St. Sophia Seminary student body continues to grow, it grows increasingly younger, more enthusiastic, more ready to embrace the demands of ministry in the Church
The Ukrainian Orthodox League established the Metropolitan John Scholarship Fund over 50 years ago, providing funds to seminarians to ensure the education of our past, present, and future spiritual fathers of the Church continue.
The very first MJSF scholarship was awarded in 1966. Those who have benefited from the UOL's MJSF have become role models for the next generation of our clergy. Our St. Sophia Theological Seminary forms the future of our Church by sustaining the long tradition of spiritual, pastoral, and theological excellence of our clergy. For all its wealth of beauty, holiness and vibrant tradition, our Seminary lacks the financial resources to make the financial commitment that four years of residential seminary education demands and provide adequate scholarships to these students. A growing number of gifted applicants to the Seminary find themselves forced to review their applications because they are unable to shoulder the financial burden.
We ask all of you, especially our parishes, to make a collection in the parish communities of the Church or send an annual or monthly gift to the UOL's Metropolitan John Scholarship Fund and spread the word. If you know people who might be interested in supporting the MJSF, contact:
UOL Financial Secretary
The Metropolitan John Scholarship Fund (MJSF) was established and first awarded by the Ukrainian Orthodox League in 1966. MJSF provides scholarships to seminarians preparing to enter the Holy Priesthood in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, in addition to providing grants to the Clergy of our Church.
Thank you to this year’s donors to MJSF totaling $5,010!
Karen Ferraro—in honor of Metropolitan Antony’s 35th Anniversary, Gary & Natalie Gebet—in honor of Metropolitan Antony’s 35th Anniversary, St Mary Protectress Parish Spring Valley, California—in honor of Metropolitan Antony’s 35th Anniversary, St Mary Protectress Parish, Southfield, Michigan—in honor of Metropolitan Antony’s 35th Anniversary, Daria & Michael J. Komichak—in honor of Metropolitan Antony’s 35th Anniversary, Sts Peter and Paul UOL Chapter, Carnegie, PA —in honor of Metropolitan Antony’s 35th Anniversary , Metropolitan Antony, Archbishop Daniel, Joseph and Holly Pritiskutch – in memory of Alice Pritiskulich, Sr., Alice and Steve Sivulich, Ed & Bonnie Zetick, Lewis Branson, Jr –in memory of Lewis Branson, Sr., Martha Dowling, Pam & Bill Scannell, , Peter and Karen Konchak –in honor of Father Taras Naumenko, Joe Novicky & Dinah Fedyna
Michael & Martha Misko, Anonymous --In memory of Father Frank Estocin, Catherine Schaffer--In Memory of Metropolitan John, Thomas & Mary Planiczki, Dareen & Michael Jogan, Zachary & Elizabeth Bare, Antonia Dec, Irene Pashesnik --In memory of Michele Olesky, Janice Meschisen--In memory of Pani-Matka Cynthia Mycyk , Anonymous --In memory of Fr Baszyl. Zawarucha, Halyna Myroniuk, Martha Dowling-- In memory of Richard, John W Roditski, St Vladimir Sr UOL Philadelphia, Assumption of the Virgin Mary UOL Chapter, Northampton, PA , St John UOL Chapter, Sharon, PA, Sts Peter and Paul UOL Chapter, Youngstown, OH in honor of Father Ivan Tchopko, Ed and Bonnie Zetick, St Peter & Paul UOL Chapter Carnegie, PA -- in memory of the 50th Anniversary of Metropolitan John's passing and in honor of our Clergy and their Families on "Clergy Appreciation Day". Our Sr UOL Chapter expresses our appreciation and gratitude to Fr John & Matushka Laryssa Charest and family and Deacon Evan & Pani-Matka Alice O'Neil for all their support, guidance and for going the extra mile amid the Covid-19 pandemic and at all times and also in honor of Deacon Evan's graduation in May! Thank you and mat God continue to bless you and your ministry!