New UGCC bishop to be ordained for Australia

15 January 2020, 14:13 | UGCC | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Vatican officials announced that Pope Francis had accepted the abdication of the pastoral position by Petro Stasiuk, Bishop of the UGCC Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne, Australia.

At the same time, the Holy Father appointed Fr. Mykola Bychok (a CSsR hieromonk and a parish associate at the Parish of St. John the Baptist in Newark, USA.) new Diocesan Bishop.

This was reported by the UGCC Information Department.

Background reference

Nominee bishop Mykola Bychok was born on February 13, 1980, in Ternopil. In July 1997, he joined the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, while conducting monastic and theological formation in Ukraine and Poland after obtaining a license in pastoral theology. Having taken his vows on August 17, 2003, he was ordained a priest on May 3, 2005.

Fr. Mykola conducted liturgies at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Prokopyevsk (Russian Federation); he was Rector of the Redemptorist Fathers Monastery and Ivano-Frankivsk Parish, and a provincial provisor. Since 2015, he serves at the Parish of St. John the Baptist in Newark, USA, Philadelphia Archdiocese of the UGCC.

Australian Diocese

The Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne, Australia, was founded on June 24, 1982, when the Apostolic Exarchate for Byzantine Ukrainians in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania (founded in 1958) was elevated. The Diocese's territory covers all of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. Since 1992 it has been headed by Bishop Petro Stasiuk, CSsR, who will turn 77 this year in July.

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    • fedirtsiv | 18 February 2020, 14:24

      Реально біблія є "гримучою сумішшю" добра і зла, де поряд із хорошими натхненними текстами, які євреї позичили в інших народів, є багато жахливих рядків їхнього закону!

    • velovs@ukr.net | 18 February 2020, 11:00

      А взагалі-то, як акцентує Боже Слово, "неправедний нехай ще чинить неправду; нечистий нехай ще оскверняється" (Одкр.22:11). -------- Тобто: нехай, зокрема, цей злобно-богохульний

    • velovs@ukr.net | 18 February 2020, 09:59

      Р. S. А таки всі вони, дрібні й огидні душі, дуже вже, як видно, бентежаться і лякаються та жахаються Біблії та її змісту. Бо там, зокрема, - геть повністю і досконало - ВИКРИВАЄТЬСЯ і ВИСВІЧУЄТЬСЯ

    • Paraeklezyarh | 18 February 2020, 09:29

      Дякую за лаконічний і , головне , зрозумілий допис )))

    • velovs@ukr.net | 18 February 2020, 07:54

      О, знову цей горе-"фахівець" - педераст-неонацист так "компетентно" бере і "коментує" й "тлумачить" Святе Письмо!!! -------- І тут дуже хочеться, нарешті,

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