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John (Stinka) of Winnipeg

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His Eminence [[Metropolitan]] '''John (Stinka) of Winnipeg''' is the Metropolitan of the [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada]]. He is scheduled to be was enthroned on [[July 23]], 2006, in Holy Trinity Metropolitan Cathedral in Winnipeg, with Metropolitan [[Sotirios (Athanassoulas) of Toronto|Sotirios]] (Exarch of Canada) presiding over the [[enthronement]]. He is the fifth metropolitan of the UOCC and the first born in Canada.
==Early Life=='''John Stinka''' was born on [[January 24]], 1935, in Buchanan, Saskatchewan, and was as the youngest of 12 children. His primary schooling was obtained at Dobranovetz School in Drobot, Sk., and he obtained his secondary education at the Yorkton Collegiate High School in Yorkton, Sk. After receiving his teaching certificate, he taught at the Hryhoriw Elementary School (near Preeceville, Sk.), and worked for 10 years in Saskatoon. He was active in the Ukrainian Orthodox community in Saskatoon, we where he attended Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, as a member of the Cathedral Choir, and as a member of CYMK (Ukrainian Orthodox Youth).
In the fall of 1969, John Stinka enrolled in theological studies at [[St. Andrew's College (Winnipeg, Manitoba)|St. Andrew's College]] in Winnipeg, which he successfully completed in 1972 with a Licentiate in Theology. He continued his studies at the University of Manitoba following his Licentiate in Theology.
On [[August 18th18]], 1973, he was [[ordination|ordained ]] into the Holy Diaconate at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Saskatoon by Archbishop [[Boris (Yakovkevych) of Edmonton|Boris]], and on the [[August 25th25]], 1974, in Holy Tranfiguration Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton, Deacon John was ordained to the Priesthood[[priest]]hood, again ordained by Archbishop Boris. Fr. John's first assignement assignment was to Moose Jaw, Sk., and during that time convocated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. In August of 1978, Fr. John was transfered to Kamsack, Sk.
Throughout his pastorship, Fr. John was active in the Ukrainian Community, and the Orthodox Communityas a whole. He was awarded the [[epigonation|nabedrenyknabedrennik]] in 1977, and his the [[skouphiaSkouphos|scufiaskufia]] in 1980.
At the Extraordinary Sobor of the UOCC in 1983, Fr. John was elected Bishop, [[bishop]] and was ordained to the Episcopacy episcopacy on [[November 27th27]], 1983 , at Holy Trinity Metropolitan Cathedral, and installed as bishop of Saskatoon by His Beatitude Metropolitan [[Andrew (Metiuk) of Winnipeg|Andrew (Metiuk)]], His Eminence Archbishop Boris, and His Grace Bishop [[Wasyly (Fedak) of Winnipeg|Wasyly (Fedak)]].
At the 17th Sobor, in 1985 in Winnipeg, Bishop Bp. John was appointed as Bishop of Edmonton and the Western Diocese, following the reposes of Archbishop Abp. Boris, and Metropolitan Metr. Andrew. In 1990 he was elevated to Archbishopthe rank of archbishop.
Following the repose of Metropolitan Wasyly in 2005, Archbishop Abp. John became the acting [[primate]], and at the 21st Sobor in Winnipeg in 2006 was elected Primate, primate and Metropolitan metropolitan (and was approved by Constantinople on [[November 20th20]], 2005). His Eminence was enthroned on Sunday, [[July 23]], 2006, at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. Co-presiding were Abp. Yurij (Kalistchuk) of Toronto, Abp. Antony (Sherba) of New York & Washington (UOC-USA), and Bp. Georgie of the Serbian Diocese. Metr. Sotirios of the Greek Metropolis of Toronto presided over the enthronement, at which he presented Metr. John with a [[panagia]] on behalf of the patriarchate of Constantinople, a blue [[mantiya]], a metropolitan's staff, and a metropolitan's white [[klobuk]]. ==External links==*[ Metropolitan John of Winnipeg]*[ Metropolitan John @ UOCC.CA] ==Source==*"Tribute and Farewell to His Eminence Metropolitan John" (Western Diocese [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada|UOCC]])
His Eminence will be enthroned on Sunday, July 23rd, 2006, at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.
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before=[[Wasyly (Fedak) of Winnipeg|Wasyly (Fedak)]]|
title=Bishop of Saskatoon (UOCC)|
after=[[Yurij (Kalistchuk) of Toronto|Yurij (Kalistchuk)]]}}
before=[[Boris (Yakovkevych) of Edmonton|Boris (Yakovkevych)]]|
title=Bishop of Edmonton (UOCC)|
before=[[Wasyly (Fedak) of Winnipeg|Wasyly (Fedak)]]|
title=Archbishop of Winnipeg and the Central Diocese, Metropolitan and Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC)|
years=2006-2010|after=''unknown''[[Yurij (Kalistchuk) of Toronto|Yurij (Kalistchuk)]]}}
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[[Category:20th-21st-century bishops]]
[[Category:Bishops of Saskatoon]]
[[Category:Bishops of Edmonton]]
[[Category:Bishops of Winnipeg]]

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