Enthronement of the New Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Eparch of Chicago
Yesterday, on the feast of Ss Peter and Paul, the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Chicago celebrated the enthronement of its new Eparch, Bishop Venedykt Aleksiychuk, who has hitherto served as an Auxiliary of Lviv in Ukraine since 2010. The ceremony, which took place at the Cathedral of St Nicholas, was presided over by the head of the UGCC, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halych. The Ukrainian Catholic Church’s television channel Живе Телебачення live-streamed the Divine Liturgy, and has now posted it on its Youtube channel; the ceremony starts around the 9:30 mark. It is, as one might well imagine, fairly lengthy, but like all such ceremonies in the Byzantine Rite, incredibly beautiful and majestic.
We wish every blessing upon Bishop Venedykt in his new ministry, and upon the people he will serve in the Eparchy of Chicago – Многая Літа!!