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Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada

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type=Archdiocese|
founded=1918|
bishop=[[Metropolitan]] [[John Yurij (StinkaKalistchuk) of Toronto|Yurij (Kalistchuk) of Winnipeg]]|
see=Winnipeg, Toronto, Edmonton|
hq=Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
territory=Canada|
language=Ukrainian, [[Church Slavonic]], English, French|
music=[[Kievan Chant]] & , [[Galician Chant]]|
calendar=[[Julian Calendar|Julian]]|
population=10,000|
}}
The '''Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC)''' is a [[jurisdiction]] of the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate]] in Canada. The UOCC is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and has the [[Metropolitan]] metropolitan Cathedral ([[Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral (Winnipeg, Manitioba)]]) , [[seminary]] ([[St. Andrew's College (Winnipeg, Manitoba)|St. Andrew's College]]), and central administrative office based in that city. Also the Church has [[cathedral]]s in the cities of [[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]].
Currently the Church's membership is about 10,000, and the current [[primate]] is Metropolitan [[John Yurij (StinkaKalistchuk) of WinnipegToronto|John Yurij (StinkaKalistchuk)]].
==Origin==
In 1990, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada became a [[canonical]] church by being accepted into the [[Church of Constantinople]]. A few years later its sister church, the [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA]] joined her.
On [[January 10]], 2005, at the age of 95, [[Wasyly (Fedak) of Winnipeg|Metropolitan Wasyly (Fedak)]] reposed, three days after the Church had celebrated Christmas (Julian calendar)the Nativity. His Beatitude has served in the capacity of Metropolitan and Primate for nearly twenty years. The funeral services took place on [[January 21]] and [[January 22|22]] at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and many Orthodox Christians of many nationalities paid their last respects to the former Metropolitan. Eight Bishops had hierarchs gathered for the funeral including His Eminence Metr. Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, who was Representitive represented [[Bartholomew I (Archontonis) of Ecumenical Constantinople|Patriarch BartholomewI of Constantinople]].
In July 2005, at the Twenty-first 21st [[Sobor]] (XXI) of the UOCC, [[Archbishop]] John (Stinka) was elected ''Archbishop of Winnipeg and [[Metropolitan]] of Canada''. In late 2005, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Constantinopolitan Orthodox Church elected Archbishop John as the official successor to Metropolitan [[Wasyly (Fedak) of Winnipeg|Wasyly (Fedak)]]of blessed memory. His Eminence would be thus became the first Canadian-born leader of the Church in her 87 -year history.
On [[July 23]], 2006, Metr. Metropolitan John was enthroned in Holy Trinity Cathedral by His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios (of Toronto, the Exarch of Canada, and representative of the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew)Patriarchate. Also present were their Eminences, Abps. Archbishops Yurij of Toronto, and Antony of New York-Washington (UOC of USA), the UOCUSA and His Grace Bp. Bishop Georgije (of Hamilton of the Serbian Bishop of Canada)Orthodox Church. Also present was the Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America's Canadian Archdiocese, the Metropolitan and Metropolitan-Emeritus of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of Canada (Lawrence and Michael, respectively), and representatives of the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and United Churches of Canada.
During a Church Council in August 2008, members came from all across the country came together to elect two new bishops, vote on a change of bylaws, and celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Church. Bishop [[Ilarion (Rudnyk) of Edmonton|Ilarion (Rudnyk)]], vicar bishop in Portugal (under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate), was elected to the Edmonton cathedra, and Bishop [[Andriy (Peshko) of Krateia|Andrij (Peshko)]], of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Western Europethe United Kingdom, was elected to be the vicar auxiliary of the Central Eparchy [http://www.uocc.ca/pdf/sobor/Sobor%20Communique%20Day%2023-08-08.pdf] . With the election of these two young bishops, the UOCC again restored its Council of Bishops, Local Synod and a full slate of bishops for the Church. The Council was also attended by Bishop [[Christophoros (Rakintzakis) of Andida]] (Vicar Bishop auxiliary bishop of the Toronto Greek Orthodox Metropolisof Toronto) as representative of , who represented the PatriarchEcumenical Patriarchate, and by Archbishop Antony of New York and Bishop Daniel of Chicago, both of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in of the USA.
In October of that year, his Grace Ilarion's election was ratified by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Church of Constantinople and he was enthroned in the St. John the Baptist 's Cathedral in Edmonton, Alberta , on Sunday, [[October 26]], 2008 by his Eminence Metropolitan John [[http://www.uocc.ca/en-ca/photos/viewgalleryitem.asp?gn=207]].
==Bishops On 18 July 2010 a sobor of the UOCC nominated Archbishop Yurij of Toronto to be the sixth Metropolitan of Winnipeg and Eparchies==In Ukrainian (Slavic) Tradition, Canada due to the [[ongoing health issues of Metropolitan]] is John. In August the [[Primate]] Holy Synod of the Churchof Constantinople elected Archbishop Yurij to the vacant Winnipeg cathedra, and then followed following which he was enthroned on 21 November 2010 by a representative of the eparchial Archbishops and BishopsEcumenical Patriarchate.
In the UOCC, the Primate ==Hierarchy and Metropolitan is styled Structure==According to the ''Archbishop of Winnipeg and custom of the Central Eparchy, Metropolitan of Canada'', while Orthodox Church in the following two eparchial bishops are always styled ''(Arch)bishop of Edmonton, and the Western Eparchy'' and Ukraine the ''(Arch)bishop [[primate]] of Toronto, and the Eastern Eparchy''. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church's vicar bishop to the Metropolitan is styled: ''Bishop of Saskatoon, and Vicar of the Central Eparchy''.Usually the church only Canada (UOCC) has four bishops, but the titles of: ''Bishop rank of Montreal[[metropolitan]], and Vicar of with his brother hierarchs holding the Eastern Eparchy'', and ''Bishop rank of Vancouver, and the Vicar [[bishop]] or [[archbishop]] depending on their years of service in the Western Eparchy'' are also availableChurch.
The Western Eparchy In the UOCC the primate is comprised of styled the provinces ''Archbishop of Alberta Winnipeg and British Columbia, and Yukon Territory Metropolitan of Canada'' and serves as the ruling hierarch of the Northwest Territories. The Eparchy of Central Eparchy consists Canada, whilst his brother hierarchs with care of the provinces Eparchies of Saskatchewan Eastern and Manitoba, Western Canada are styled ''Bishop of Edmonton and Western Canada'' (or ''Archbishop of Edmonton and Western Canada'') and ''Bishop of Toronto and Eastern Canada'' (or ''Archbishop of Toronto and Nunavut TerritoryEastern Canada'') respectively. The Eastern Auxiliary bishops of the Eparchy is comprised of the provinces Central Canada are titled ''Bishop of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward IslandSaskatoon, '' whilst auxiliary bishops of the Eastern and Newfoundland. The church has yet to establish any parishes in the three Territories or the Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Western Canadian Eparchies are titled ''Bishop of Montreal'' and Newfoundland), although there is talk ''Bishop of expansionVancouver'' respectively.
The Eparchy of Western Canada is comprised of the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia and the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The Eparchy of Central Canada consists of the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba together with Nunavut Territory. The Eparchy of Eastern Canada is comprised of the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. ==Historical Bishops Past Hierarchs of the UOCC==List A list of bishops hierarchs who have served in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada in the past:*Metr. Metropolitan Germanos (Shehadi) - (1919-1924)*Abp. Archbishop [[John (Theodorovich) of Philadelphia]] - (1924-1946)*Abp. Archbishop [[Mstyslav (Skrypnyk) of Kiev|Mstyslav (Skrypnyk)]] - (1947-1950)*Metr. Metropolitan [[Ilarion (Ohienko) of Winnipeg]] - (1951-1972)*Metr. Metropolitan [[Michael (Khoroshy) of Toronto]] - (1951-1977)*Metr. Metropolitan [[Andrew (Metiuk) of Winnipeg]] - (1959-1985)*Abp. Archbishop [[Boris (Yakovkevych) of Edmonton]] - (1963-1984)*Abp. Archbishop [[Nicholas (Debryn) of Toronto]] - (1975-1983)*Metr. Metropolitan [[Wasyly (Fedak) of Winnipeg]] (1978-2005)
===Primates===
List of Primate Primates of the UOCC and years of primatial rule:*Metr. Metropolitan Ilarion (Ohienko) - (1951-1972)*Metr. Metropolitan Michael (Khoroshy) - (1972-1975)*Metr. Metropolitan Andrew (Metiuk) - (1975-1985)*Metr. Metropolitan Wasyly (Fedak) - (1985-2005)*Metr. Metropolitan John (Stinka) - (2005-2010)*Metropolitan Yurij (Kalistchuk) - (2010-present)
==Current BishopsHierarchs==Listed here are the current bishops hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada:*''Archbishop of Winnipeg and of the Central Eparchy, Metropolitan of Canada, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada''**Metr. [[John Yurij (StinkaKalistchuk) of Winnipeg]] (1983-present; Metropolitan: 2005-present)*''Archbishop of Toronto and the Eastern Eparchy''**Abp. [[|Yurij (Kalistchuk) of TorontoWinnipeg and Canada]] (1989Central Canadian Eparchy) - (2010-present)*''Bishop of Edmonton and of the Western Eparchy''**Bp. [[Ilarion (Rudnyk) of Edmonton)]] (Western Canadian Eparchy) - (2008-present)*''Bishop-Elect of Saskatoon and Vicar of the Central Eparchy''**Bp. [[Andriy (Peshko) of Krateia|Andriy (Peshko) of Saskatoon]](Auxiliary of the Central Canadian Eparchy) - (2008-present)
==See alsoAlso==*[[Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA|Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA]]
==External linksLinks==
* [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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