Due to the coronavirus pandemic, date of episcopal ordination of Fr. Mykola Bychok is changed

Thursday, 09 April 2020, 13:04
The episcopal ordination of Father Mykola Bychok to the ruling bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Apostles Peter and Paul in Melbourne (Australia) is to take place on June 7, 2020 at St. Yura Cathedral in Lviv. The nominee bishop reported this in a comment for the UGCC Information Department. “Because of the coronavirus pandemic, His Beatitude Sviatoslav proposed to move the Hierotonia from April 26 to June 7, 2020, so as not to endanger people. I fully support such a decision, which I consider to be wise and prudent today. I hope that by this time the quarantine will be completed and there will be no obstacle for the faithful to take part in the episcopal ordination,” said Fr. Mykola.

As planned, the Holy Liturgy will be led by the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the main consecrator. The co-consecrators will be Bishop Ihor Vozniak, Metropolitan of Lviv, and Bishop Petro Loza, Assistant Bishop of the Eparchy of Sokal-Zhovkva.

As we informed, on January 15, 2020, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis appointed as bishop of the Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne of the Ukrainians the Reverend Mykola Bychok, C.S.R . At the same time, it was reported that the Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne of the Ukrainians, Australia, presented by Archbishop Petro Stasiuk, C.Ss.R.

The UGCC Department for Information


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