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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]] 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 ( Stinka) of Winnipeg| John ( Stinka)]].
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). 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 gathered for the funeral including His Eminence Metr. Iakovos of Chicago, who was Representitive of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
In July 2005, at the
Twenty-first [[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 elected Archbishop John as the official successor to Metropolitan [[Wasyly (Fedak) of Winnipeg|Wasyly (Fedak)]]. His Eminence would be the first Canadian-born leader of the Church in her 87 year history.
On [[July 23]], 2006,
Metr. John was enthroned in Holy Trinity Cathedral by His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios (Exarch of Canada , and representative of the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew). Also present were their Eminences , Abps. Yurij of Toronto , and Antony of New York -Washington (UOC of USA), and His Grace Bp. Georgije (Serbian Bishop of Canada). 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 Europe, was elected to be the vicar 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, and a full slate of bishops for the Church. The Council was also attended by Bishop [[Christophoros (Rakintzakis) of Andida]] ( Vicar Bishop of the Toronto Greek Metropolis) as representative of the Patriarch, and by Archbishop Antony and Bishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA.
In October of that year, his Grace Ilarion's election was ratified by the Holy
and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and he was enthroned in the St. John the Baptist 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]].
Historical Bishops of the UOCC== List of bishops who have served in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada in the past:* Metr. Germanos (Shehadi) - (1919-1924)* Abp. [[John (Theodorovich) of Philadelphia]] - (1924-1946)* Abp. [[Mstyslav (Skrypnyk) of Kiev|Mstyslav (Skrypnyk)]] - (1947-1950)* Metr. [[Ilarion (Ohienko) of Winnipeg]] - (1951-1972)* Metr. [[Michael (Khoroshy) of Toronto]] - (1951-1977)* Metr. [[Andrew (Metiuk) of Winnipeg]] - (1959-1985)* Abp. [[Boris (Yakovkevych) of Edmonton]] - (1963-1984)* Abp. [[Nicholas (Debryn) of Toronto]] - (1975-1983)* Metr. [[Wasyly (Fedak) of Winnipeg]] (1978-2005)
Bishops==Listed here are the current bishops 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 ( Stinka) of Winnipeg]] (1983-present; Metropolitan: 2005-present) *''Archbishop of Toronto and the Eastern Eparchy'' **Abp. [[Yurij (Kalistchuk) of Toronto]] ( 1989-present)* ''Bishop of Edmonton and of the Western Eparchy'' **Bp. [[Ilarion (Rudnyk) of Edmonton )]] (2008-present)* ''Bishop -Elect of Saskatoon and Vicar of the Central Eparchy'' **Bp. [[Andriy (Peshko) of Krateia]]
also==*[[Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA]]
* [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