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Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada

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bishop=[[Metropolitan]] [[John (Stinka) of Winnipeg]], [[Archbishop]] [[Yurij (Kalistchuk) of Toronto]]|
see=Winnipeg, Toronto, Edmonton|
hq=Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
In 1990, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada became a [[canonical]] church by being accepted into the [[Church of Constantinople]]. A few years later its sister church, the [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA]] joined her.
On [[January 10]], 2005, at the age of 95, [[Wasyly (Fedak) of Winnipeg|Metropolitan Wasyly (Fedak)]] reposed, three days after the Church had celebrated Christmas (Juliancalendar). His Beatitude has served in the capacity of Metropolitan and Primate for nearly twenty years. The funeral services took place on [[January 21]] and [[January 22|22]] at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and many Orthodox Christians of many nationalities paid their last respects to the former Metropolitan. Eight Bishops had gathered for the funeral including His Eminence Metr. Iakovos of Chicago, who was Representitive of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
In July 2005, at the Twenty-first [[Sobor]] (XXI) of the UOCC, [[Archbishop]] John (Stinka) was elected ''Archbishop of Winnipeg and [[Metropolitan]] of Canada''. In late 2005, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected Archbishop John as the official successor to Metropolitan [[Wasyly (Fedak) of Winnipeg|Wasyly (Fedak)]]. His Eminence would be the first Canadian-born leader of the Church in her 88 87 year history.
On [[July 23]], 2006, Metr. John was enthroned in Holy Trinity Cathedral by His Eminence Metropolitan Soterios Sotirios (Exarch of Canada, and representative of the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew). Also present were their Eminences, Abps. Yurij of Toronto, and Antony of New York-Washington (UOC of USA), and His Grace Bp. Georgije (Serbian Bishop of Canada). Also present was the Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America's Canadian Archdiocese, the Metropolitan and Metropolitan-Emeritus of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of Canada (Lavrenty Lawrence and Michael, respectively), and representatives of the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and United Churches of Canada.
CurrentlyDuring a Church Council in August 2008, members came from all across the UOCC has country came together to elect two new bishops; this number is fewer than preferred, as three bishops makes vote on a council change of bishopsbylaws, and celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Church. Bishop [[Ilarion (Rudnyk) of Edmonton|Ilarion (Rudnyk)]], vicar bishop in Portugal (under the jurisdiction of the UOCC prefers Ecumenical Patriarchate), was elected to have four bishops the Edmonton cathedra, and Bishop [[Andrij (Peshko) of Saskatoon|Andrij (Peshko)]], of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Western Europe, was elected to help them better look after their flockbe the vicar of the Central Eparchy [http://www. To help resolve this situation, XXI chose Very Rev%20Communique%20Day%2023-08-08. Archpriest Michael Skrumeda as bishop-electpdf] . However With the election of these two young bishops, following the Sobor his consecration UOCC again restored its Council of Bishops, and a full slate of bishops for the Church. The Council was postponed indefinitely also attended by Bishop Christophoros (Vicar Bishop of the Toronto Greek Metropolis) as representative of the Patriarch, and by Archbishop Antony and an Extraordinary Sobor will be held Bishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in August 2007 to elect at least one bishop candidatethe USA.
In October of that year, his Grace Ilarion's election was ratified by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and he was enthroned in the St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday, [[October 26]], 2008 by his Eminence Metropolitan John [[]]. ==Bishops and DiocesesEparchies==
In Ukrainian (Slavic) Tradition, the [[Metropolitan]] is the [[Primate]] of the Church, and then followed by the eparchial Archbishops and Bishops.
In the UOCC, the Primate and Metropolitan is styled the ''Archbishop of Winnipeg and of the Central DioceseEparchy, Metropolitan of Canada'', while the following two Diocesan eparchial bishops are always styled ''(Arch)bishop of Edmonton, and the Western DioceseEparchy'' and the ''(Arch)bishop of Toronto, and the Eastern DioceseEparchy''. When the The Church has four Bishops, 's vicar bishop to the fourth Metropolitan is always styled the : ''Bishop of Saskatoon, and Vicar of the Central DioceseEparchy''. Usually the church only has four bishops, but if there is a need for more, then the titles available are of: ''Bishop of Montreal, and Vicar of the Eastern DioceseEparchy'', and ''Bishop of Vancouver, and the Vicar of the Western DioceseEparchy''are also available.
The Western Diocese Eparchy is comprised of the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories. The Central Diocese Eparchy consists of the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and Nunavut Territory. The Eastern Diocese Eparchy is comprised of the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. The church has yet to establish any parishes in the three Territories or the Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland), although there is talk of expansion.
==Historical Bishops of the UOCC==
==Current Bishops==
Listed here are the current bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada:
*''Archbishop of Winnipeg, and of the Central DioceseEparchy, Metropolitan of Canada, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada''**Metr. [[John (Stinka) of Winnipeg]] (1983-present), ; Metropolitan from : 2005 to -present)*''Bishop Archbishop of Toronto, and the Eastern DioceseEparchy''
**Abp. [[Yurij (Kalistchuk) of Toronto]] (1989-present)
*''Bishop of Edmonton and of the Western Eparchy''
**Bp. [[Ilarion (Rudnyk) of Edmonton)]] (2008-present)
*''Bishop of Saskatoon and Vicar of the Central Eparchy''
**Bp. [[Andrij (Peshko) of Saskatoon]]
==See also==

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