Relics for the consecration of the Patriarchal Cathedral have been sealed with the blessing of UGCC Head

August 16, 2013

With the blessing of His Beatitude Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), UGCC Head, the head of the mission Postulate Center of the Beatification and Canonization of Saints of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, Rev. Polikarp Nartseliuk, and the Secretary of His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Rev. Oleh Oleksa, sealed the relics of the saints for the altar of the Patriarchal Cathedral. The Rite of the Sealing of the Relics took place on August 15, 2013.

According to church canons the relics will be placed in the four corners and the center of the main altar during the consecration.  Into the altar of the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, there will be placed the relics of Apostles Peter and Paul, Andriy Pervozvanyi, Popes Clement of Rome and Martin, who perished on Ukrainian territories, Saint priest martyr Josaphat, Blessed priest martyrs of the 20th century Mykola Charnetsky and Josaphat Kotsylovsky.

Rev. Polikarp explained that the relics of the saints are divided into parchment envelops, prepared especially for this purpose by the mission of the Postulate Center of the Beatification and Canonization of Saints of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church. These parchment envelops are sealed and validated by the wax seal of His Beatitude Sviatoslav.

UGCC Department of Information


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