New Assignments in the Archeparchy of Philadelphia

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On June 1st, Metropolitan Borys Gudziak announced the transfers, assignments, and appointments that are about to occur in the Archeparchy of Philadelphia. Two priests are retiring, and several others are getting new appointments and tasks within the Archeparchy.

“All of the following changes are a result of months of careful consideration and deliberation by the Eparchial Consultors whom I thank for their pastoral insight and patience throughout this process. The decisions at which we arrived were guided by one fundamental principle – the welfare of our archeparchy and our parishes, and the wellbeing of our priests and parishioners,” noted Metropolitan Borys.

The Metropolitan expressed his gratitude to Bishops Andriy and all priests for their exceptional response to the proposed changes. “In a special way, I would like to thank Very Rev. John Seniw and Rev. Volodymyr Baran for their years of dedicated service. We are all grateful for their willingness to continue helping the Archeparchy”.

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May 31, 2022

Rev. Volodymyr Baran retires.

June 1, 2022

Very Rev. John Seniw appointed Temporary Administrator of St. Vladimir Church in Palmerton, PA.

Rev. D. George Worschak appointed Temporary Liturgical Minister for St. Vladimir Church in Palmerton, PA.

Rev. Roman Oliynyk appointed Pastor of Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in McAdoo, PA and Administrator St. Michael Church in Hazleton, PA.

Rev. Andriy Chornopyskyi appointed Parochial Vicar of the Ukrainian Catholic Shrine of the Holy Family in Washington, DC and SS. Joachim and Anna Church in Front Royal, VA.

June 15, 2022

Rev. Ostap Mykytchyn appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Jenkintown, PA.

July 1, 2022

Rev. Volodymyr Kostyuk appointed Administrator of St. Nicholas Church in Great Meadows, NJ and Administrator of St. Paul Church in Ramsey, NJ.

Rev. Paul Makar appointed Pastor of St. Josaphat Church in Bethlehem, PA and continues as Administrator of Holy Ghost Church in West Easton, PA.

Rev. Yaroslav Lukavenko appointed Parochial Vicar at Holy Ghost Church in West Easton, PA.

July 31, 2022

Very Rev. John Seniw retires.

August 1, 2022

Most Rev. Andriy Rabiy appointed Administrator of Transfiguration Church in Shamokin, PA and Administrator of Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Marion Heights, PA.

Rev. Vasil Bunik appointed Pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Northampton, PA and Administrator of St. Vladimir Church in Palmerton, PA.

Very Rev. Mykola Ivanov appointed Pastor of St. Ann Church in Warrington, PA and Administrator of Presentation of the Lord Church in Lansdale, PA. He is relieved of his duties as Protopresbyter of the South Anthracite Protopresbyterate but remains Judicial Vicar.

Rev. Wasyl Kharuk appointed Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Jenkintown, PA.

Very Rev. Mark Fesniak appointed Protopresbyter of the South Anthracite Protopresbyterate.

Rev. Ihor Royik appointed Protopresbyter of the Lehigh – Schuylkill Valley Protopresbyterate.

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