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« on: March 27, 2011, 09:33:25 PM »

Making History - The Election of Sviatoslav Shevchuk

Yesterday, the Synod the the Hierarchy of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church made history by electing 41-year-old Bishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk as Major-Archbishop (patriarch). The Apostolic See of Rome confirmed the election the following day, the Feast of the Annunication according to the Gregorian Calendar.

For the rest of the article:  http://annalesecclesiaeucrainae.blogspot.com/2011/03/making-history-election-of-sviatoslav.html

More news:  http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1101204.htm

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 09:19:21 AM »

My links did not go thru so here they are:

http://annalesecclesiaeucrainae.blogspot.com/2011/03/making-history-election-of-sviatoslav.html

  http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1101204.htm
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 09:41:14 AM »

I have seen it reported from Eastern Catholic sources that there were official delegations present from the two  groups claiming to represent Ukrainian Orthodoxy as well as the UOC-MP. I am trying to confirm this from independent sources.

It seems as if the new Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholics was something of a surprise that the Synod settled on him after four days of deliberations. Don't know what if anything this all means to the Orthodox world. Here is some video of the ceremony. http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2011/03/axios-axios-axios.html as well as a bio of sorts. http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2011/03/holiness-united-gods-people-in-kiev-and.html  (I would say that the bloggers 'papal' aspirations for the young Bishop are a bit much but it would certainly be an odd twist were that ever to happen. However, I think that there was a movie in the 1960's with the same plot so that's not exactly a 'novel' idea.  Wink  )
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 10:23:06 AM »

I was really surprised by his age.  I guess the OCA isn't the only group electing a younger leadership.  I hope he is what the Ukrainian Catholics need, as they will have him for a very long time. 

Would the movie be, "Shoes of the Fisherman"?  I really enjoyed that movie.  Imagine a Ukrainian as Pope.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011, 11:12:44 AM »

I was really surprised by his age.  I guess the OCA isn't the only group electing a younger leadership.  I hope he is what the Ukrainian Catholics need, as they will have him for a very long time.  

Would the movie be, "Shoes of the Fisherman"?  I really enjoyed that movie.  Imagine a Ukrainian as Pope.
 Yes it was. Anthony Quinn was the Bishop and it had cold war undertones if I recall.

Although the issues facing the Ukrainian people in Ukraine are very different than those here and in Canada, I hope that a sort of 'detente' among the competing factions can be reached there much as the UOC USA and Canada bishops have reached with the UGCC bishops here and that Metropolitan Nicholas accomplished between his diocese and the BCC.

Unlike the good Bishops of Moscow or Constantinople, our bishops and our peoples have both had to live with and among both Orthodox and Greek Catholics, often in the same town or same family. If we can find ways to better understand each other while not uniting in Communion, others in Orthodoxy (and the Roman Church for that matter) should watch and listen. They might learn something.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2011, 11:33:56 AM »

Amen to that.  The way I found out about the election was from our UOCofUSA web site, when our bishops sent a congratulatory letter to Bishop Sviatoslav: http://www.uocofusa.org/news_110326_1.html
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2011, 01:52:55 PM »

I have seen it reported from Eastern Catholic sources that there were official delegations present from the two  groups claiming to represent Ukrainian Orthodoxy as well as the UOC-MP. I am trying to confirm this from independent sources.

Yes, there were representatives of all three branches of the UOC. Photos confirm it.

UOC-MP: http://images.unian.net/photos/2011_03/1301276710.jpg
News item on UOC-MP site:  http://orthodox.org.ua/uk/node/8879

UOC-KP represented by Patriarch Filaret: http://uaoc.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/IMG_6947.jpg
News item on UOC-KP site: http://www.cerkva.info/uk/news/patriarkh/1415-vitannia-ugkc.html

UOAC: http://uaoc.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/IMG_6848.jpg
News item on UOAC website:  http://uaoc.net/2011/03/pryvit-2/
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2011, 03:27:34 PM »

I just love the expression on one of the bishops, the one standing in the back (http://uaoc.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/IMG_6947.jpg).  Looks like he's saying, "Who invited him?"  lol

It should just be a matter of time before the Pope makes him a cardinal.  I wonder, will he be the youngest cardinal?
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2011, 03:33:25 PM »

I just love the expression on one of the bishops, the one standing in the back (http://uaoc.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/IMG_6947.jpg).  Looks like he's saying, "Who invited him?"  lol

 laugh laugh laugh

That is a priceless photograph all around.

His Gentle Serenity looks very dear and quite at home with himself and the rest, regardless of who invited him!!

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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2011, 04:02:08 PM »

I just love the expression on one of the bishops, the one standing in the back (http://uaoc.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/IMG_6947.jpg).  Looks like he's saying, "Who invited him?"  lol

the bishop in question is the spitting image of film director Kevin Smith.
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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2011, 04:22:34 PM »

I just love the expression on one of the bishops, the one standing in the back (http://uaoc.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/IMG_6947.jpg).  Looks like he's saying, "Who invited him?"  lol

the bishop in question is the spitting image of film director Kevin Smith.

I thought Bishop Silent Bob too.
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2011, 09:16:07 PM »

I just love the expression on one of the bishops, the one standing in the back (http://uaoc.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/IMG_6947.jpg).  Looks like he's saying, "Who invited him?"  lol

It should just be a matter of time before the Pope makes him a cardinal.  I wonder, will he be the youngest cardinal?

I think he actually was saying, "Holy ......, is that who I think it is?"
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2011, 09:18:55 PM »

Seriously, it was an amazing show of Ukrainian solidarity and like anything in that part of the world, full of political undertones as well. Anyway, the new First Bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholics seems like an impressive young man and I wish him well. Mnohaja L'ita Vladyko!
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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2011, 09:44:01 PM »

It actually looks like he is holding a phone, so he could be posting to FB or Twitter: You would not believe who just showed up! LOL!

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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2011, 10:17:53 PM »

I wish him well!

on another note is it really appropriate to have something as joyous as this during the fast?
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