St. Josaphat Eparchy in Parma
Bohdan J. Danylo earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. He also studied at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York. He was ordained a priest for the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford, Connecticut, on October 1, 1996. He was consecrated Bishop by Patriarch Sviatoslav on November 4, 2014. He is the second bishop of St. Josaphat Eparchy in Parma.
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), called the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States, is a sui juris Byzantine Rite Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with the Catholic Church. It is the second largest particular Church (only the Roman Catholic Church is larger). The church is one of the successor Orthodox Churches that emerged following the acceptance of Christianity by Grand Prince Vladimir the Great of Kyiv in 988.
While the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is considered a Major Archiepiscopal Church in the Catholic Church, with the head of the Church called a Major Archbishop, the faithful have long considered the Church Patriarchal and have called their leader “Patriarch.”
Sviatoslav Shevchuk has been Patriarch of the Church since March 25, 2011. He succeeded Patriarch Lubomyr Husar. Shevchuk was ordained to the priesthood on June 26, 1994. He earned a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Angelicum, in 1999.