HIS BEATITUDE SVIATOSLAV SHEVCHUK (1970) The Youngest Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

Monday, March 26, 2012

It;s been a Year since the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church elected His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, who was the Apostolic Administrator of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Eparchy of Santa Maria de Patrociñio en Bueños Aires as the new Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halych though he is entitled as Patriarch accorded to him by the Bishop. At the age of 40 He is the Youngest of all Hierarchs not just of the Catholic Church but at the same the Youngest head of a Sui Iuri Eastern Rite Catholic Church

Here is what Rev. Fr. Athanasius Mcvay of the Annales Ecclesiae Ucraiane Blog has observed as the very first with the Enthronement of His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk.

1. To be Enthroned in the Ancient City of Kyiv since the Eighteenth Century
2. To be Enhtroned in the yet In Complete Sobor (Arch Cathedral) of the Ressurection, the Seat of the Major Archiepiscopate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
3. To have other Eastern Catholic Patriarchs and Primate flanking him at the Ceremony, notably Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III Laham and Slovak Greek Catholic Metropolitan Jan Babjak
4. To have present at his Enthronement Representatives from all Three Orthodox Churches of Ukraine, namely the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate, Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church

For more is the Autobiography of His Beatitude and the Commentray regarding his Election as Patriarch. May the Major Archbishop have more years, Нехай добрий Бог грант багато років Блаженніший нашої Пресвятої ПатріархСвятослав і пастви Української Греко-Католицької Церкви


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