BLESSED BISHOP AND MARTYR NYKYTA BUDKA (1877-1949), First Ukrainian Greek Catholic Hierarch of Canada

Monday, August 29, 2011

In the Commemoration of the Establishment of the Apostolic Exarchate for Greek Catholics in Canada and his Appointment to be the first Apostolic Exarch there. Today the Ukrainian Greek Catholic, from a humble beginning and due to Immigration of Ukrainian Greek Catholics to escape Soviet Persecution, they have consist a Hierarchy of a Metropolia and Four Eparchies under its Omophorion. He is the second Eastern Catholic to be give due honour, after Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky, with whom both of them belongs to the Companion Martyrs headed by Blessed Nicholas Charnetsky and you can click this link about Blessed Vasyl

Prayer of the Twenty four (24) Martyr Companion headed by Blessed Nicholas Charnetsky
The universe offers the God-bearing martyrs to You, O Lord, the Creator of nature, as the first-fruits of creation.
By their prayers, through the Mother of God, preserve Your Church in great peace, O Most Merciful One.
We glorify you, bishops, priests, nuns and laity, and we honor your true suffering, which you endured for Christ.
Apostles, martyrs and prophets, holy, blessed and righteous, you accomplished great deeds and kept the faith.
Having the courage to pray to the savior for us, ask Him, the Gracious One, to save our souls.
Glory be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and always and forever and ever. Amin

It also has a Fan Page in Facebookin the Celebration of his Appointment in 1912, alongside the Centenary of the first Ecclesiastical structure of Greek Catholic in Canada, which you can click here, and you can have get more information in this Blogspot Annales Ecclesiae Ucrainae, which focuses in the History of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.


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