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John (Stinka) of Winnipeg

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[[Image:MetropolitanJOHN(stinka).jpg|right|thumb|Metropolitan JOHN (Stinka) of Winnipeg]]
 
His Eminence [[Metropolitan]] '''John (Stinka) of Winnipeg''' is the Metropolitan of the [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada]]. He was enthroned on [[July 23]], 2006, in Holy Trinity Metropolitan Cathedral in Winnipeg, with Metropolitan Sotirios (Exarch of Canada) presiding over the enthronment. He is the fifth metropolitan of the UOCC and the first born in Canada.
On August 18th, 1973, he was ordained into the Holy Diaconate at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Saskatoon by Archbishop [[Boris (Yakovkevych) of Edmonton|Boris]], and on the August 25th, 1974, in Holy Tranfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton, Deacon John was ordained to the Priesthood, again ordained by Archbishop Boris. Fr. John's first assignment was to Moose Jaw, Sk., and during that time convocated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. In August 1978, Fr. John was transfered to Kamsack, Sk.
Throughout his pastorship, Fr. John was active in the Ukrainian Community and the Orthodox Community as a whole. He was awarded the [[nabedrenyk]] in 1977 and the [[skouphia|skufia]] in 1980.[[Image:ABJ.gif|right|thumb|As Archbishop of Edmonton]]
==Episcopacy==
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