Hilarion (Rudnyk) of Edmonton

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Roman Rudnyk was born on [[February 14]], 1972, in Lvov in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. He received his elementary and secondary education in the schools of the USSR before continuing a theological education at the [[Kiev Theological Academy|Kiev Theological Seminary]], graduating in 1992. With the recommendation of [[Archbishop]] [[Vsevolod (Maidansky) of Scopelos]] and blessing of Ecumenical [[Patriarch]] [[Bartholomew I (Archontonis) of Constantinople]], Roman then moved to Greece to continue his theological studies at the theological faculty of the Aristotlean University in Thessalonica, from which he graduated in 1997.
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Roman Rudnyk was born on [[February 14]], 1972, in Lvov in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. He received his elementary and secondary education in the schools of the USSR before continuing a theological education at the [[Kiev Theological Academy|Kiev Theological Seminary]], graduating in 1992. With the recommendation of [[Archbishop]] [[Vsevolod (Maidansky) of Scopelos]] and blessing of Ecumenical [[Patriarch]] [[Bartholomew I (Archontonis) of Constantinople]], Roman then moved to Greece to continue his theological studies at the theological faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, from which he graduated in 1997.
  
 
On [[December 5]], 1997, Roman was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]] and given the name Hilarion (Ilarion). On [[December 21]], Hilarion was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] by [[Metropolitan]] Panteleimon of Tyroloe and Serention, [[abbot]] of the Monastery of Vlatadon in Thessalonica, who also ordained Dcn. Hilarion to the [[priest]]hood three years later. [[Hieromonk]] Hilarion continued his theological education, receiving a Master's degree in [[Canon law|canon law]]. In 2002, Fr. Hilarion was assigned to a [[parish]] in Porto, Portugal.  
 
On [[December 5]], 1997, Roman was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]] and given the name Hilarion (Ilarion). On [[December 21]], Hilarion was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] by [[Metropolitan]] Panteleimon of Tyroloe and Serention, [[abbot]] of the Monastery of Vlatadon in Thessalonica, who also ordained Dcn. Hilarion to the [[priest]]hood three years later. [[Hieromonk]] Hilarion continued his theological education, receiving a Master's degree in [[Canon law|canon law]]. In 2002, Fr. Hilarion was assigned to a [[parish]] in Porto, Portugal.  
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On [[March 21]], 2004, Fr. Hilarion was elevated to the dignity of [[archimandrite]] by the [[Holy Synod]] of the [[Church of Constantinople]]. On [[January 11]], 2005, Fr. Hilarion was elected to the [[episcopate|episcopacy]] as Bishop of Telmissus by the Holy Synod, to serve as assistant to  Metropolitan Epiphanius of Spain and Portugal. He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] in the [[Patriarchal Church of Saint George (Phanar)|Patriarchal Church of St. George]] in [[Constantinople]] on [[January 29]], 2005.
 
On [[March 21]], 2004, Fr. Hilarion was elevated to the dignity of [[archimandrite]] by the [[Holy Synod]] of the [[Church of Constantinople]]. On [[January 11]], 2005, Fr. Hilarion was elected to the [[episcopate|episcopacy]] as Bishop of Telmissus by the Holy Synod, to serve as assistant to  Metropolitan Epiphanius of Spain and Portugal. He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] in the [[Patriarchal Church of Saint George (Phanar)|Patriarchal Church of St. George]] in [[Constantinople]] on [[January 29]], 2005.
  
On [[October 21]], 2008, Bishop Hilarion was elected the diocesan Bishop of Edmonton by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the request of Metropolitan [[John (Stinka) of Winnipeg|John (Stinka)]] of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada. He was enthroned as Bishop of Edmonton and Western Canada on [[October 26]], 2008, at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John in Edmonton, Canada.
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On [[October 21]], 2008, Bishop Hilarion was elected the Bishop of Edmonton by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the request of Metropolitan [[John (Stinka) of Winnipeg|John (Stinka)]] of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada. He was enthroned as Bishop of Edmonton and Western Canada on [[October 26]], 2008, at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John in Edmonton, Canada.
  
 
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His Grace Hilarion (Rudnyk) of Edmonton, also Ilarion (Rudnyk), is the ruling bishop of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, under the jurisdiction of the Church of Constantinople. He was enthroned in 2008.

Life

Roman Rudnyk was born on February 14, 1972, in Lvov in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. He received his elementary and secondary education in the schools of the USSR before continuing a theological education at the Kiev Theological Seminary, graduating in 1992. With the recommendation of Archbishop Vsevolod (Maidansky) of Scopelos and blessing of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (Archontonis) of Constantinople, Roman then moved to Greece to continue his theological studies at the theological faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, from which he graduated in 1997.

On December 5, 1997, Roman was tonsured a monk and given the name Hilarion (Ilarion). On December 21, Hilarion was ordained a deacon by Metropolitan Panteleimon of Tyroloe and Serention, abbot of the Monastery of Vlatadon in Thessalonica, who also ordained Dcn. Hilarion to the priesthood three years later. Hieromonk Hilarion continued his theological education, receiving a Master's degree in canon law. In 2002, Fr. Hilarion was assigned to a parish in Porto, Portugal.

On March 21, 2004, Fr. Hilarion was elevated to the dignity of archimandrite by the Holy Synod of the Church of Constantinople. On January 11, 2005, Fr. Hilarion was elected to the episcopacy as Bishop of Telmissus by the Holy Synod, to serve as assistant to Metropolitan Epiphanius of Spain and Portugal. He was consecrated in the Patriarchal Church of St. George in Constantinople on January 29, 2005.

On October 21, 2008, Bishop Hilarion was elected the Bishop of Edmonton by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the request of Metropolitan John (Stinka) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada. He was enthroned as Bishop of Edmonton and Western Canada on October 26, 2008, at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John in Edmonton, Canada.

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Hilarion (Rudnyk) of Edmonton
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Bishop of Edmonton and Western Canada
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