Patriarch Sviatoslav Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Community Established by Him in Athens

13 May 2013, 11:45 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 1 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

12-05-13-1-k.jpgPatriarch Sviatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church made a pastoral visit to the Greek Catholic Exarchate in Athens on May 10-12 for the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Ukrainian community of St. Nicholas, which functions under the umbrella of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Athens, the Information Department of UGCC reported.

On May 10, Patriarch Sviatoslav was met at the airport of Venizelos by Apostolic Visitator for Greek Catholics of Greece, Bishop Dymytrii, Bishop Yaroslav (Pryriz) of Sambir-Drohobych, Archimandrite Lubomyr and Advisor of the Ukrainian Embassy in Greece, Mr. Yevhen Ostashevskyi.

“The visit of His beatitude Sviatoslav is especially important for Ukrainians in Athens because 15 years ago, a young priest, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, who studied in Rome, laid the foundation of this community. Thanks to his efforts, Basilian sisters came to Athens to help Ukrainian children and a Ukrainian school was established thanks to him. Therefore, the community of Ukrainians in Athens welcomes His Beatitude Sviatoslav with special joy in order to thank the Lord together for His mysterious ways and fatherly care,” reported the press service.

The primate participated in a conference on the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Ukrainian Catholic community. Together with the Apostolic Visitator for Greek Catholics of Greece, Patriarch Sviatoslav visited Apostolic Nuncio in Greece, Archbishop Edward Adams on May 11.

The ambassador of the Vatican informed the visitors that the Congregation of the Eastern Churches granted a scholarship for five years to a parishioner of the Ukrainian community in Athens, Ivan Lykhopater. According to the report, this was a pleasant surprise for the exarch as it is the first vocation in the last 50 years.

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  • Юра | 14 May 2013, 10:05
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    Ну що це за мовний покруч "наніс візит"? Чого не сказати просто по-галицьки - звізитував?

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  • Collin | 3 September 2014, 01:15

    Whats it to you? He obviously seems more concerned about the Ukrainians than some Ukrainians themselves.

  • ewasko | 2 September 2014, 21:28

    Fr. Siemens is a pseudo ukrainian priest. No Ukrainian ethnicity or language to his name. i wonder if he thought about the Ukrainian steppe when he was being ordained into the anglican church

  • Paul S. Ewasko | 28 August 2014, 15:19

    Why oh why is the Russian Orthodox Church spreading such misinformation? Calling itself the Holy Russian Orthodox Church is laughable. Members of its heirarchy including its patriarch are

  • ivanna | 27 August 2014, 17:45

    Явно, что этот пастор в церкви не ради Иисуса, а ради хлеба куса. Видимо регулярная стрижка овец, оказалось дороже Бога, раз сбежав в Россию, он считает, что если не получится построить карьеру

  • Михаил | 24 August 2014, 20:05

    Я думаю Константинопольский и Московский Патриархаты уж как-нибудь разберутся между собой и решат все проблемы. А помощь и советы от какой-то там псевдоцеркви под названием "УПЦ КП" им не

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