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bishop=[[Metropolitan]] [[John (Stinka) of Winnipeg
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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 (Julian). 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 year history.
On [[July 23]], 2006, Metr. John was enthroned in Holy Trinity Cathedral by His Eminence Metropolitan
Soterios (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 and Michael), and representatives of the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and United Churches of Canada.
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
Diocese, Metropolitan of Canada'', while the following two Diocesan bishops are always styled ''(Arch)bishop of Edmonton, and the Western Diocese'' and the ''(Arch)bishop of Toronto, and the Eastern Diocese''. When the Church has four Bishops, the fourth is always styled the ''Bishop of Saskatoon, and Vicar of the Central Diocese''. Usually the church only has four bishops, but if there is a need for more, then the titles available are ''Bishop of Montreal, and Vicar of the Eastern Diocese'', and ''Bishop of Vancouver, and the Vicar of the Western Diocese''.
Diocese is comprised of the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories. The Central Diocese consists of the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and Nunavut Territory. The Eastern Diocese 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==
Listed here are the current bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada:
*''Archbishop of Winnipeg
, and of the Central Diocese, Metropolitan of Canada, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada''**Metr. [[John (Stinka) of Winnipeg]] (1983-present ), Metropolitan from 2005 to present*'' Bishop of Toronto , and the Eastern Diocese''
**Abp. [[Yurij (Kalistchuk) of Toronto]] (1989-present)