18 November 2017

Venerable Andrej's Sacred Walking Stick

An absolutely wonderful article from Father Athanasius McVay, Priest and Church historian specialising in the history of the Holy See's diplomacy and of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in the XIX and XX centuries. Fellow of the Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto. His blog 'Annales Ecclesiae Ucrainae' is linked in the side bar, and I highly recommend it. 

It is on Venerable Andrey Sheptytsky's 'Sacred Walking Stick'. Venerable Andrey or Kyr Andrey was a monk of the Order of St Basil the Great, and Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv and head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. The Metropolitan See has been moved to Kyiv, the ancient seat of the Ukrainian Church and is occupied by the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, who was the first Head of the Church to be enthroned in Kyiv in over 400 years.

Kyr Andrey's appeal to the Christians 
of the world to protest the Ukrainian
Genocide or the Holodomor.

Link to the article.


  1. Patriarch. Not Major Archbishop, as if such a thing existed. Who are the minor archbishops..?

    1. I agree, but Father Athanasius is an official representative of the Church in his capacity as a professor, and he follows the official line.

  2. Oh yes, the *official* line. But only of the Vatican.


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