Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Divine Liturgy in preparation for patriarchal election

(The Way) - On March 20, 2011 at St. George’s Cathedral in Lviv a Hierarchal Divine Liturgy was celebrated in preparation for the Electoral Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, which will elect a new Father and Head of the UGCC. The day of prayer and spiritual reflection began with a Divine Liturgy, the purpose of which was to try to get to know God’s will concerning a new UGCC Spiritual Leader.

Participating in the Divine Liturgy, headed by UGCC Administrator Most Rev. Igor (Voznyak), were all the bishops of the UGCC from Ukraine and abroad. They will collectively take part in the Electoral Synod. Rev.Dr. Borys Gudziak, the rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, delivered a sermon to the assembly. (Read full article on UGCC website here.)


  1. For wan election of whom? The UCC's primate's title is major archbishop not patriarch.

  2. That depends on the person you ask. If you ask a Greek Catholic they might well say Patriarch. If you ask Rome (for primarily political reasons) they will say Major Archbishop . Major Archbishop is really a made up term that just came about in the last 50 or so years.

  3. What is it with allot of "Eastern Catholic" priests and Hierarches not having beards. Isn't that a latinization?. I can understand if you can't grow one. Icons painted in the future with male Eastern Catholic saints without beards is going to look very odd indeed.Just a thought.

  4. Update on patriarchal title issue: