Monday, March 26, 2012

Ukrainian major archbishop to visit Vancouver

New Westminster eparchy will have opportunity to meet and pray with young leader

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, will visit Vancouver on the Labour Day weekend this year. The 42-year-old bishop will use the weekend to visit the New Westminster Eparchy (diocese) before he heads to Winnipeg to attend the synod of Ukrainian Catholic bishops Sept. 9-16.

Major Archbishop Shevchuk will be visiting B.C. from Aug. 29 to Sept. 4. He is expected to bless the newly renovated Bishop Jerome ChimyEparchial Centre in New Westminster. After the blessing there will be a prayer service and reception at Holy Eucharist Cathedral.

He will also be the main celebrant at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary (St. Mary's) Ukrainian Church in Vancouver and attend a formal banquet in the parish hall afterward.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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