The next issue of "The Evangelist of the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church" was published

Sunday, 04 May 2014, 13:26
Recently "The Evangelist of the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church," which includes the official materials of the UGCC in the past 2013 was released. Let’s note that the chief editor of this publication is the very Head and Father of the UGCC His Beatitude Sviatoslav. The book will be useful primarily for theologians - bishops, priests, seminarians and others. However, the book will be interesting for the laity who want to know and read the word of their Church.

" Evangelist " for 2013 contains the following chapters: "Documents of the Apostolic See" (the message of the Holy Fathers, Benedict XIV and Francis on different occasions), " Documentation of the Major Archbishop of Kiev- Galician Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church His Beatitude Sviatoslav (Shevchuk)" (diplomas and decrees, addresses and messages, sermons and speeches), "Documents of the Synod of Bishops", "Documents of the Synod of Bishops of the Kyiv Galician Major Archbishopric of the UGCC", "Documents of the Permanent Synod of Bishops", " Shared Documents of leaders of the Catholic Church in Poland and Ukraine", " Documents of Ukrainian Council of Churches and religious Organizations","Chronicle".

 

    As an addition to these materials serves the complement of color photographs that illustrate the major events of 2013. The feature of last year's "Evangelist" is the statement of the Permanent Synod of Bishops on the events in Kiev on the night of 11 December 2013. As you know, that night was an attempt by Yanukovych regime to eliminate the Euromaidan by night assault. In the morning of December 11 the members of the Permanent Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church: Bishop Bohdan (Dziurakh), Secretary of the Synod, Bishop Ken (Novakivskyi), Bishop of New Westminster, Bishop Yaroslav (Pryriz), Bishop of Sambir-Drogobych and Bishop Boris (Gudziak), Bishop of the Diocese of St. Volodymyr from Paris - sent from the stage of Maidan the Prayer to all Saints of Ukrainian people.

   In addition , the chapter "Documents of Major Archbishop of Kiev- Galician Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church His Beatitude Sviatoslav (Shevchuk)" contains important decrees on naming Fr.Yevgen Popovych Auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Przemysl and Warsaw of UGCC and charter of naming of Bishop Basil (Ivasyuk), who performed his episcopal ministry in the territory of Odesa-Crimea Exarchate of UGCC, Administrator of  Kolomiya-Chernivtsi Diocese of UGCC. Noteworthy documents are about establishing the Department of Maritime Apostolate of the UGCC and naming its chairman Bishop Petro (Stasiuk), the Council for Evangelization at Head of the UGCC and the naming of its head Fr.Yosafat Moschych, MTSA .

   Worthwhile Messages from the President of the Church to the faithful of the UGCC and all people of good will to celebrate the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus-Ukraine. As you know

, the celebration of this significant date in the UGCC was on August 17-18 with the International all-church pilgrimage on the occasion of the consecration of the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kyiv.

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