UGCC: Bishop Ken Nowakowski appointed as the second ruling bishop of the Eparchy of the Holy Family in London, England;
Bishop David Motiuk, the Eparch of Edmonton appointed the Apostolic Administrator of the New Westminster Eparchy
Thursday, 16 January 2020
The Holy Father appointed Bishop David Motiuk of the Eparchy of Edmonton as apostolic administrator of the New Westminster Eparchy.
On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had appointed the Most Reverend Bishop Ken Nowakowski as the eparch of the Holy Family Eparchy of the UGCC in London, having transferred him from the New Westminster Eparchy of the UGCC in Canada. It is also reported that the Most Reverend Bishop David Motiuk, the eparch of Edmonton in Canada has been appointed the Apostolic Administrator of the New Westminster Eparchy.
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
have been your bishop for almost twelve and a half years. In this time, I have come to know most of the faithful of the Eparchy and have had the wonderful opportunity of journeying in faith together with you our clergy, religious and the lay-faithful. The years have truly gone by very quickly for me. Although I am a prairie boy, I have come to love the ocean, the mountains and the cities and towns where our parishes are located…
Letter from Bishop Ken Nowakowski
We give thanks to God always for all of you,
constantly mentioning you in our prayers,
remembering before our God and Father
your work of faith and labor of love
and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Thessalonians 1:2-3)
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
Today, the Holy See of Rome and His Beatitude Sviаtoslav on behalf of the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church have announced my appointment as the new bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London, with its Cathedral in the City of Westminster, England. This means that as of today, I am no longer the Bishop of the Eparchy of New Westminster. Most Reverend Bishop David Motiuk the Bishop of Edmonton has been appointed Apostolic Administrator. He will be in charge of the Eparchy until my successor has been appointed. Please keep him in your daily prayers and commemorate him at the Liturgical celebrations.
I have been your bishop for almost twelve and a half years. In this time, I have come to know most of the faithful of the Eparchy and have had the wonderful opportunity of journeying in faith together with you ‑ our clergy, religious and the lay-faithful. The years have truly gone by very quickly for me. Although I am a prairie boy, I have come to love the ocean, the mountains and the cities and towns where our parishes are located.
In my first homily at Holy Eucharist Cathedral as Bishop of the Eparchy, I emphasized that in order for me to serve as your bishop, I would need your help and support. I want to thank you not only for your help and support, but also for the love you have shown me and the many prayers you have offered for me and my ministry. The direction that we have taken over the last decade has been to ensure that we are an ever-vibrant Eparchy, with vibrant parishes, dedicated clergy and active lay-faithful. In the words of Saint Paul, “For you know how, like a father with his children, we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.” (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12)
Середа, 15 січня 2020
Нью-Вестмінстерську єпархію в Канаді, яку дотепер очолював новопризначений Лондонський єпарх, адмініструватиме єпарх Едмонтону.