Divine Liturgy and Panakhyda Service

for His Beatitude Lubomyr (Husar), Archbishop Emeritus of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Church

Thursday, July 13, 2017 – Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George, Saskatoon

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, the 8:00 a.m Divine Liturgy, was celebrated in memory of His Beatitude Lubomyr (Husar), Archbishop Emeritus of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Church, by His Excellency Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR, Eparch of Saskatoon, His Excellency Bishop Ken Nowakowski, Eparch of New Westminister, BC and Very Rev. Janko Kolosnjaji, Vicar General, Chancellor and Pastor of the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of Saskatoon.

His Beatitude Lubomyr passed away in Ukraine on May 31, 2017 at the age of 85.  He was the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church from December 14, 2000, when Pope John Paul II named him to this position, until February 10, 2011, when Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation due to his failing health.

Bishop Ken, who worked with His Beatitude for many years, and new him on a personal level, shared many wonderful stories on his life and the memories that he had, as well as Bishop Bryan, in their many encounters they had with His Beatitude throughout the years.

Following the Divine Liturgy a Panakhyda Service was celebrated for the repose of the soul of His Beatitude Lubomyr. Вічная Пам’ять – Vichnaya Pam’yat – Eternal Memory.


Pahakyda Service celebrated by (left to right): His Excellency Bishop Ken Nowakowski, Eparch of New Westminster, BC, His Excellency Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR, Eparch of Saskatoon,
and Very Rev. Janko Kolosnjaji, Vicar General, Chancellor and Pastor of St. George’s Cathedral.

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