Richard Seminack

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Most Reverend
Richard Seminack
Eparch of Saint Nicholas of Chicago
Church Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
Appointed March 25, 2003
In office June 4, 2003 - present
Predecessor Michael Wiwchar, C.Ss.R.
Orders
Ordination May 25, 1967
by Ambrozij Andrew Senyshyn, O.S.B.M.
Consecration June 4, 2003
by Lubomyr Husar, M.S.U.
Personal details
Born (1942-03-03) March 3, 1942 (age 72)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Richard Seminack (born March 3, 1942) is a bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. He has served as the fourth eparch (bishop) of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saint Nicholas of Chicago since 2003.

Biography[edit]

Richard Seminack was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Raymond and Anna (Cwiek) Seminack. He was the oldest of seven children.[1] He was educated at St. Martin of Tours Elementary School and Father Judge High School in Philadelphia. After attending seminary he was ordained a priest for the Archeparchy of Philadelphia on May 25, 1967 by Archbishop Ambrozij Andrew Senyshyn, O.S.B.M..[2]

Pope John Paul II named Seminack as the eparch of St. Nicholas of Chicago on March 25, 2003. He was ordained a bishop by Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, M.S.U., the Major Archbishop of Lviv on June 4, 2003. The principal co-consecrators were Archbishop Stephen Soroka of Philadelphia and Bishop Robert Mikhail Moskal of Parma.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Most Reverend Richard Stephen Seminack". Eparchy of Saint Nicholas of Chicago. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Bishop Richard Stephen Seminack". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Ukrainian Diocese of Saint Nicholas of Chicago". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-15.