Born in 1970 in the city of Striy in western Ukraine, Patriarch +Sviatoslav was ordained a priest in 1994, and served as rector of Holy Spirit Seminary in L’Viv, Ukraine. He was consecrated a bishop in 2009 and served as auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires before being elected to the archiepiscopal See of Kyiv-Halych in 2011. At the time of his election to the patriarchate he was only 40 years old.
Born in 1960 in Syracuse, New York, Metropolitan +Borys studied at Syracuse University, the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. He later studied at the Pontifical Oriental Institute. In Lviv, Ukraine he founded the Institute of Church History, and in 2002 became rector of Ukrainian Catholic University. He later became president of the university, and continues to serve as such. He was ordained a priest for the Archeparchy of Lviv in 1998. In 2012 he was ordained a bishop, and served as exarch, later eparch, for Eastern Catholics in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, and Switzerland. On June 4, 2019 he was enthroned as Metropolitan-Archbishop of Philadelphia.
Born in 1968 in Borshchivka, Ukraine, our bishop, then Valeriy Aleksichuk, was ordained a priest in 1992 and served in parishes before entering the Studite Monastery of the Holy Dormition in 1993, where he received the name Benedict. In 2010 Patriarch +Lyubomyr appointed the priest-monk to the position of auxiliary bishop of L’viv, Ukraine. Bishop +Benedict was moved from L’viv and enthroned as our bishop, Eparch of Saint Nicholas Eparchy in Chicago, on June 29, 2017. He visited our parish on December 31st, 2017.
Originally from Jamestown, New York, Father David served as our pastor and parish priest since the founding of our mission in 1999 until July 2019. Before his priestly ordination in 1983, Father David worked as a translator for St Vladimir’s Seminary Press and translated many patristic and liturgical works. In addition to parochial work, he continues to teach and regularly gives retreats, conferences, and lecture series across Northern California and the broader United States. He now serves as chaplain at Wyoming Catholic College.
Ordained in 1987, Subdeacon Nathaniel has been with our parish since its founding. Possessing great musical ability, he is our faithful choir director and main chanter.
Subdeacon Philip was ordained in our parish in December, 2017 when His Grace Bishop +BENEDICT visited us. He is a native son of our parish, having been a parishioner since its founding (most of his life). He is currently in priestly formation for the Eparchy of Saint Nicholas.
Though he serves in North Carolina, Father Mark is a son of our parish. He and his wife and children were our parishioners before they moved to the East Coast. He was ordained a priest in 2007 for the Eparchy of Saint Josaphat (Parma) and is now the pastor of Saint Nicholas Mission in Raleigh, NC, and the director of missions for the eparchy.
Father Tyler was raised in the Episcopal Church, where he served as a clergyman for many years. His last parish assignment in the Episcopal Church was near our parish, which gave him the opportunity to visit us. He retired from the Episcopal Church, and was received into the Catholic Church at our parish, making him one of our parish sons. In 2015 he was ordained a priest of the Ruthenian Eparchy of Passaic, and he currently serves as the parish priest of Holy Resurrection Byzantine Catholic Church, in Smithtown, NY.