[Update] ROME APPOINTS FATHER ANDRIY RABIY AS NEW BISHOP FOR PHILADELPHIA

August 8, 2017

FATHER ANDRIY RABIY NEW AUXILIARY BISHOP FOR PHILADELPHIA

       The Protosyncellus of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia, Fr. Andriy Rabiy, has been appointed as an auxiliary bishop for the Archeparchy. Fr. Andriy was born in Lviv, Ukraine in 1975, where he eventually began his seminary studies in Ivano-Frankivsk, but then moved to the United States where he entered the Ukrainian Catholic Seminary of St. Josaphat in Washington, DC. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2001. Since ordination, he has served in various parishes – some that he initiated himself or was instrumental in their founding. Within the Archeparchy structure, he also served as Protosyncellus and on various eparchial boards and councils. The date has not been set for his episcopal consecration. However, his titular see will be that of Germaniciana (the same titular see held by Bishop Venedykt Aleksichuk, also born in Ukraine, until he was appointed bishop of Chicago in April of this year).

HIS BEATITUDE SVIATOSLAV TO PERFOM EPISCOPAL CONSECRATION AT SYNOD OF BISHOPS IN UKRAINE - 3 SEPTEMBER 2017

Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia is pleased to announce that Philadelphia's newly nominated Auxiliary Bishop Andriy Rabiy will be ordained by His Beatitude Sviatoslav during the Opening Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the Synod of Bishops to take place on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 in St. George Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in the city of Lviv at 11 a.m.  Co-consecrators will be Archbishop Stefan Soroka, Metropolitan of Philadelphia and Bishop David Motiuk, Eparch of Edmonton Eparchy.

Ukraine is the Bishop-Elect’s place of birth, where his parents, brother and family reside. The newly ordained Bishop Andriy will then participate in his first meeting of the Synod of Bishops.

The newly ordained Bishop Andriy Rabiy will be formally welcomed in Philadelphia with his celebrating a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia on Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at 3 p.m., followed by a Formal Reception in the Cathedral Hall.

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