name=The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada
jurisdiction=[[Church of Constantinople|Constantinople]]|
John ( Stinka) of Winnipeg]], Archbishop Yurij (Kalistchuk)|
see=Winnipeg, Toronto, Edmonton|
language=Ukrainian, [[Church Slavonic]], English|music=[[
About 12,000|website=http://www.uocc.ca /|Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada]
The '''Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC)''' is a [[jurisdiction]] of the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate]] in Canada,
primarily serving Ukrainian Canadians.
It has [[cathedral]]s in the cities of [[Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral (Winnipeg, Manitioba)|Winnipeg]], [[Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)|Saskatoon]], [[Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (Vancouver, British Columbia)|Vancouver]], [[St. John's Cathedral (Edmonton, Alberta)|Edmonton]], [[St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (Toronto, Ontario)|Toronto]], and [[St. Sophie's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (Montreal, Quebec)|Montreal]]. The [[Metropolitan]] Cathedral, [[seminary]] ([[St. Andrew's College (Winnipeg, Manitoba)|St. Andrew's College]]), and central administrative office are all based in Winnipeg. Its membership is about 12,000, and the current [[primate]] of the church is Metropolitan [[ John ( Stinka) of Winnipeg| John ( Stinka)]].
Image:HTUOC. jpg| right|thumb|Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, Winnipeg]]
== History == Most ethnic Ukrainians moving to Canada from Western Ukraine in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were [[Eastern Rite Catholic|Greek Catholic]]s, and were tended early on by the local [[Roman Catholic]] [[hierarch]]y. At the same time, a smaller group of settlers arriving from Bukovina were mostly Orthodox . Initially served by the [[Church of Russia|Russian mission]], by then established in the northwest of North America through Alaska, the Orthodox settlers sought a native Ukrainian church, which they organized in the summer of 1918 in the city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
The UOCC had strong ties to the [[ Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church]] after 1921, when that body was established in Ukraine. In 1990, it became a [[canonical]] church by being accepted into the [[ Church of Constantinople]].
In July 2005, at the Twenty-first [[Sobor]] of the UOCC, [[ Metropolitan]] (then [[ Archbishop]]) John (Stinka) was elected Archbishop of Winnipeg and Metropolitan of All Canada. In late 2005, Archbishop John finally replaced Metropolitan [[ Wasyly ( Fedak) of Winnipeg|Wasyly (Fedak)]] after the former's acceptance by the [[ holy synod]] of bishops. Metropolitan Wasyly, who died in January 2005, had served as metropolitan for nearly 20 years.
Currently, the UOCC has just two bishops; this number is fewer than preferred, as three bishops makes a council of bishops, and the UOCC prefers to have four bishops to help them better look after their flock. To help resolve this situation, the Twenty-first Sobor chose Very Rev. Fr. Michael Skumeda as bishop-elect, and an Extraordinary Sobor will be held in July 2007 to elect at least one bishop. In July 2006, Metropolitan John will be enthroned as Archbishop of Winnipeg and the Central Diocese.
Bishops==In Ukrainian (Slavic) Tradition, the metropolitan is the primate of the church, and then followed by the archbishops and bishops.
In the UOCC, the metropolitan is styled the ''Archbishop of Winnipeg, of the Central Diocese, and All-Canada'', while the next two bishops are styled ''( Arch) bishop of Edmonton, and the Western Diocese'' and the ''( Arch) bishop of Toronto, and the Eastern Diocese''. When the Church has 4 Bishops, the 4th is always styled the ''Bishop of Saskatoon, and Vicar of the Central Diocese''. Usually the church only has four bishops, but if there is a need for more, then the titles available are ''Bishop of Montreal, and Vicar of the Eastern Diocese'', and ''Bishop of Vancouver, and the Vicar of the Western Diocese''.
List of bishops, past and present, who served in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada: *Abp. [[ Mstyslav (Skrypnyk) of Kiev|Mstyslav (Skrypnyk)]] (later Archbishop, and Metropolitan of UOC of USA, and in 1990-93, Patriarch of Ukraine in the UAOC), deceased *Metr. [[Ilarion (Ohienko) of Winnipeg]] (first metropolitan in the UOCC ) (1950-1972 as metropolitan), deceased *Metr. [[ Michael (Khoroshy) of Toronto]] ( 1950-1977), metropolitan from 1972 to 1975 (at the XV Sobor in 1975, Metropolitan Michael resigned as Metropolitan, as he wished to remain in the Eastern Diosese), deceased *Metr. [[Andrew (Metiuk) of Winnipeg ]] (d. 1985), metropolitan from 1975 to 1985 (first Bishop of Edmonton), deceased *Abp. [[ Boris (Yakovkevych) of Edmonton]] (first Bishop of Saskatoon), deceased *Abp. [[Nicholas (Debryn) of Toronto]], deceased *Metr. [[Wasyly (Fedak) of Winnipeg ]] ( 1978-2005) , metropolitan from 1985 to 2005, deceased *Metr. [[John (Stinka) of Winnipeg]] (1983- present), metropolitan from 2005 to present *Abp. [[Yurij (Kalistchuk) of Toronto]] (1989- present)
==See Also == *[[ Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA]]
== External links ==
* [http://www.uocc.ca/ Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada]
* [http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/articles/church_history/oleh_krawchenko_yesterday.htm History of UOCC: "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"] by Rt. Rev. Dr. Oleh Krawchenko from the Orthodox Research Institute
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