WASHINGTON – On November 9, a hierarchical divine liturgy was celebrated by Patriarch Sviatoslav, visiting hierarchs and clergy at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family. Over 570 people were in attendance for the liturgy and subsequent greeting of the first lady of Ukraine, Maryna Poroshenko. During the reception, the patriarch awarded Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky medals to Michael Sawkiw Jr., chairman of the U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Awareness 1932-1933, and Larysa Kurylas, designer of the Holodomor Memorial. Seen in the photos here: A view of the faithful in church during Patriarch Sviatoslav’s homily (above). The patriarch and the first lady arrive at the reception after the liturgy (right). Dr. Poroshenko addresses the gathering as Judge Bohdan Futey, Metropolitan Stefan Soroka, and Bishops John Bura, Bohdan Danylo and Paul Chomnycky look on (left).