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 Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The foundation of the Ukrainian Catholic Church was laid by the communion of the Patriarch of Constantinople with the Popes in Rome throughout most of the first millennium (until 1054) and intermittent communion thereafter.
With the elimination of Ruthenian Catholics on the territory of the Russian Empire during the 1800s the Pope of Rome granted the transfer of the quasi-patriarchal powers of the Major-Archepiscopate of Kiev/Halych and all Rus to the Metropolitan of Lviv (Lemberg) in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1803.
Nevertheless in 1989, the Ukrainian Catholic Church emerged from the catacombs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ukrainian_Greek_Catholic_Church   (1754 words)

 Ukrainian Greek–Catholic Church / Church in Ukraine / Catholic Churches:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ukrainian Greek–Catholic Church / Church in Ukraine / Catholic Churches:
Catholics of the Byzantine rite, known as Greek Catholics, are heirs of the Union of Brest of 1596, which the hierarchy of the Kyivan Metropolia established with the Church of Rome.
Regardless of the fact that it was officially forbidden and harshly persecuted, this Church preserved its hierarchical structures in the underground and diaspora, and in December 1989 it requested official legalization.
www.ugcc.org.ua /eng/church/catholics   (361 words)

 Encyclopedia: Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
The Pope is the Catholic Bishop and patriarch of Rome, and head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches.
In hierarchical Christian churches, the rank of metropolitan, pertains to the bishop of a metropolis; that is, the chief city of an old Roman province, ecclesiastical province, or regional capital.
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Ukrainian: ; Russian:) is an autonomous church of Eastern Orthodoxy in Ukraine, under the jurisdiction of the Patriarch of Moscow of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ukrainian-Greek-Catholic-Church   (1025 words)

 Religious - Christian - Belarus and Ukraine
[Kharkiv and Poltava Diocese of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church].
The Greek Catholic and Roman Catholic Churches of Ukraine.
Dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine..
learning.lib.vt.edu /slav/relig_chr_bela_ukr.html   (1750 words)

 St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Catholic Church in Ukraine, led the underground Church to freedom.
Catholic Church upon the latter's death on 1 November 1944.
Church at the "synod" of Lviv by concealing himself in the loft of St. George's Cathedral.
www.stmichaelukrainian.org /leaders.html   (698 words)

 Ukranian Church
But the Ukrainian Catholic Church survived in Galicia, which had come under Austrian rule in 1772 and passed to Poland at the end of World War I. The church flourished under the energetic leadership of Metropolitan Andrew Sheptytsky, who was Archbishop of Lviv from 1900 to 1944.
The situation was complicated by the strong presence of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in western Ukraine.
Ukrainian Catholic officials in Lviv believe that there are as many as six million faithful of their church scattered throughout the country.
www.faswebdesign.com /ECPA/Byzantine/Ukranian.html   (1425 words)

 Patron Saints Index: Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church was liquidated by Stalin's regime and forcibly "re-united" with the Russian Orthodox Church after World War Two.
Though officially forbidden and harshly persecuted, this Church preserved its hierarchical structures underground and in diaspora, and in December 1989 it requested official legalization.
There are patrons of the Greek Catholic Union, and the Greek Church in America.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/define89.htm   (133 words)

 ipedia.com: Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is a successor church to the acceptance of Christianity by Prince Volodymyr in Kyiv, in 988.
The Primate of the Church, in union with the Pope of Rome, holds the office of Archbishop-Major of Kyiv-Halych and All Rus', though the hierarchs of the church have acclaimed their primate "Patriarch" and have requested Papal recognition/elevation.
In the mid-1800s, the intellectuals of the descendants of Rus' proper, with their capital at Kyiv, became alarmed by the adoption of the names derived from the state of Rus' by the Finno-Ugric descendants of the Mongolian political culture of the state of Muscovy (Moscow) from the 1500s to the 1700s.
www.ipedia.com /ukrainian_greek_catholic_church.html   (1501 words)

 St. Michael's [Brief History of the Ukrainian Catholic Church]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1596, the Ukrainian bishops gathered in the city of Brest for a synod where a Union with Rome was concluded (the Union of Brest).
This began a period of persecution of the Ukrainian Catholic Church which was liquidated in 1839 by imperial decree throughout the Russian Empire.
In 1907, a Ukrainian Catholic diocese was established in Philadelphia, PA. where an ecclesiastical structure was established in the United States for Ukrainian Catholics.
www.crosslink.net /~hrycak/histucc.html   (557 words)

 Ukrainian Catholic Patriarch Dies in L'viv   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ukrainian Greek-Catholic bishops from around the world will gather to elect a new patriarch of their Church, which has over 7 million faithful; a date for the synod meeting has not yet been announced.
Under canon law, he said in 1992, the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church is entitled to a patriarch, and the Vatican's concession of the title would be a sign of esteem for the long-suffering Church and a rallying point for Church members.
In 1980 Ukrainian Greek-Catholic hierarchs from throughout the West - at the time the hierarchs in Ukraine were unable to travel to the Vatican - held a Synod in Rome to nominate candidates for the office of coadjutor to Patriarch Joseph Slipyj, who had been released from Soviet custody and exiled to Rome in 1963.
www.uaoc.org /lubachivsky.html   (1411 words)

 CIUS Press: The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Soviet State (1939-1950) by Bohdan Bociurkiw
Published by the Ukrainian Catholic University Press in association with the Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research at the CIUS, this is a Ukrainian translation of Bohdan R. Bociurkiw's Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Soviet State, a pioneering study of the suppression of this Ukrainian church under Stalinist rule.
The book carefully analyzes Soviet policy toward the church from the first occupation of Galicia by the Red Army in 1939 through the liquidation of the visible structures of the Greek Catholic Church in Galicia, Poland, and Transcarpathia in the mid- and late 1940s.
The Uniate/Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine: A Historical Introduction, pg.
www.utoronto.ca /cius/publications/books/ukrainiangreekcatholicchurch.htm   (978 words)

As the 1980s wore on, the insistence of the Ukrainian Catholics on the restoration of legal rights to their Church grew ever stronger; despite all the efforts of the Soviet Government and the Moscow Patriarchate, this insistence in the end was irresistible.
Legal recognition was restored to the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church on December 1, 1989, and the Church whose very existence had been denied rose from the catacombs with an archbishop, nine bishops, hundreds of priests and nuns, and millions of faithful.
In Keston's analysis, the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church was the litmus test of Soviet claims to freedom of religion; until this Church was free, no religious body in the USSR could be genuinely free.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=2785   (856 words)

 AllRefer.com - Poland - The Greek Catholic Church | Polish Information Resource
AllRefer.com - Poland - The Greek Catholic Church
In 1947 the resettlement of the Ukrainian population from southeastern Poland substantially reduced the practice of Greek Catholicism in Poland.
In 1949 Pope Pius XII appointed Wyszynski as the papal delegate to the Greek Catholic congregations of Poland.
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THE UKRANIAN Greek-Catholic Church, as is the case with each of the sui juris churches which together comprise the Eastern Catholic Churches, shares its theological, spiritual and liturgical roots and traditions with the Christian East (those Churches of the Christian East with which most westerners are today familiar are the Orthodox Churches).
It is clear that the contemporary Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, which traces its origins to the Kyivan (Ukrainian) Church, was a part of the Christian East during the time at which the foregoing theological and ecclesiological positions were germinating, growing and ripening to their present stature.
On 2 September 2004, the Soborchyk of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Australia considered the Eastern ecclesiological position on the filioque, the Eastern Doctrine of the Trinity, and the Eastern (Greek) usage of the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed.
compassreview.org /autumn05/6.html   (1764 words)

 First Ukrainian Greek Catholic Synod in Canada Opens
Winnipeg, Canada — Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), on 22 May 2005 formally opened the first meeting of the Permanent Synod of the UGCC to be held in Canada.
RISU note: In the English-speaking diaspora, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is known as the Ukrainian Catholic Church.
According to the press service of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada, the Permanent Synod consists of Cardinal Husar; Metropolitan Stephen Soroka, archbishop of Philadelphia; Bishop Michael Hrynchyshyn, apostolic exarch for the Ukrainians in France; Bishop Yulian Voronovskyi of Drohobych-Sambir, Ukraine; and Bishop Volodymyr Juszczak of Wroclaw-Gdansk, Poland.
www.ucef.org /news/050524.html   (480 words)

 INTERVIEW: Bishop Husar on developments in the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church (02/07/99)
Bishop Lubomyr Husar, the acting leader of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, recently agreed to an interview with The Ukrainian Weekly to discuss the Sobor and Synod held in Lviv in September 1998.
The interview was conducted in Ukrainian at the Kyiv residence of the Vatican's papal nuncio to Ukraine.
But through the expressed desires and concrete proposals, I was positively taken by the desire that the Churches should in a step-by-step process renew their traditions, not that the Churches should return to a time 1,000 years back, but that they should live today with the treasures of their past.
www.ukrweekly.com /Archive/1999/069916.shtml   (2402 words)

 Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Press Release
The representatives of both Churches believe that the normalization of relations is possible if concrete measures designed to remove tensions in the relations between the Churches are employed.
Both Churches must respect the canonical decisions of each other and entrust their respective synodal commissions with the deeper study of those things which regard the relations between Orthodox and Greek-Catholic believers.
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is a different sui iuris Church than is the Byzantine-Ruthenian Catholic Church.
www.byzcath.org /news/ukr/ukr980704.htm   (565 words)

 Liquidation of the Greek Catholic Church by the State
Between 1946 and 1989, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church was the largest banned religious community in the world and endured hard experiences.
The Church listed 2387 parishes and 3,6 millions faithful, which were served by 2352 parish priests and 143 priests of various orders, 31 male and 121 female monasteries and monastic houses with 315 monks and 932 nuns.
In 1949 it was proclaimed the transition of the Zakarpatian greek-catholics to the Orthodox Church.
www.ichistory.org /churchex/church110.html   (442 words)

 Local Catholic Church History and Catholic Ancestors - Pennsylvania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Annunciation of the B.V.M. Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church
Introduction to the Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church, by Fr.
Hierarchy of the Melkite Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton
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 The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Must Become a Patriarchal Church
Thirdly, our Church is convinced that, according to the requirement of the Second Vatican Council's Decree on Ecumenism, the patriarchal system “is better suited to the character of our faithful and more for the good of their souls.” (comp.
Fifthly, our Church is not limited to its existence in the territory of the native state, but, in view of historical circumstances, is widely-spread in different countries and has local hierarchical structures there.
Patriarch Josyf once suggested that the great martyrdom showed by UGCC faithful in the 20 th century is a strong reason for the establishment of its patriarchate.
www.cardinalrating.com /cardinal_43__article_313.htm   (655 words)

 NCSJ - Patriarch Seeks to Fight Anti-Semitism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Jewish community are both seeking to recover former churches, synagogues and community buildings to house religious and community programs.
During the Soviet era, the Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine was driven underground or liquidated, and many of its followers were killed, imprisoned, or exiled.
Also participating in the meeting were Metropolitan Stephan Soroka of the Philadelphia Archdiocese of the Ukrainian Catholic Church; Michael Sawkiw, President of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America; Shai Franklin, NCSJ Director of Governmental Relations; and Lesley Weiss, NCSJ Director of Community Services and Cultural Affairs.
www.ncsj.org /AuxPages/121203_Patriarch.shtml   (503 words)

 RISU / English / Major Religions / The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church / Archbishop Volodymyr Sterniuk:
Archbishop Volodymyr Sterniuk, locum tenens (acting head) of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine (1972 -91).
He witnessed the liquidation of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church at the "synod" of Lviv by concealing himself in the loft of St. George's Cathedral.
In 1964 Sterniuk was secretly ordained bishop and from 1972 to 1991 guided the UGCC in Ukraine until the return of Cardinal Lubachivsky.
www.risu.org.ua /eng/major.religions/greek.catholic/sterniuk   (307 words)

 Catholic Answers Forums - Catechism of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic church
For to all who know the Gospel it is apparent that by the Lord's voice the care of the whole Church was committed to the holy Apostle and Prince of all the Apostles, Peter.
Oh course it must be driven by an agenda, cause the spooky and evil Catholic Church always has and agenda.
Do you see this as indication that the tiny Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church may be a little unstable and lacking the desired commitment to Rome.
forums.catholic.com /showthread.php?t=87565&goto=newpost   (785 words)

 OzeUkes: The electronic voice of the Ukrainian community in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Over 6000 members of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) in Ukraine witnessed the moving of the Seat of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church to Kyiv, Ukraine’s Capital yesterday August 21, 2005.
Ukrainian Catholic Church Patriarch Lubomyr Huzar together with many bishops and members of the clergy lead the congregation in prayer.
Ukrainian Catholics are not foreigners in their country – the Moscow Patriarchate like other denominations have the right to exist, but they  must do that as a Church spreading God’s word, not being a political catalyst for inter denominational  or racial tensions, was the overwhelming reaction in media and amongst those who were present
www.ozeukes.com /std1.php?parm=news/2005_66.php   (720 words)

 Bishop Husar Elected to Head Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The bishops of L'viv have been referred to as Patriarch by Ukrainian Catholics for the past several decades, since the acceptance of this title by Patriarch Josyp Slipyj, on behalf of the Ukrainian people.
Rome does not officially recognize the existence of a Patriarchate for Ukrainian Catholics, which many believe to be for political reasons.
The Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate is opposed to any type of Patriarchate for Ukrainians, Catholic or Orthodox.
www.uaoc.org /husar.html   (196 words)

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