Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family

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Ukrainian Catholic
National Shrine of the Holy Family
38°56′22.92″N 77°0′11.52″W / 38.9397000°N 77.0032000°W / 38.9397000; -77.0032000
Location 4250 Harewood Rd. NE
Washington, D.C.
Country United States
Denomination Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
Completed 2004
Diocese Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia
Bishop(s) Most Rev. Stefan Soroka
Priest(s) Fr. Robert Hitchens
Fr. Wasyl Kharuk
Deacon(s) Rev. Deacon Theophil Staruch

The Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine is a Catholic church located at 4250 Harewood Rd. NE, Washington, D. C., and a member of one of the sui juris Eastern Catholic churches in communion with the Bishop of Rome.

The cornerstone of the Lower Church was blessed by Pope John Paul II in 1979, and the Great Upper Church of the National Shrine was completed in 2004.

Metropolia of Philadelphia for the Ukrainians[edit]

Ukrainian Catholics in the United States are served by four eparchies (dioceses). The Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia is the metropolitan see of the Ukrainian Catholic Metropolia of Philadelphia. The archeparchy has three suffragan eparchies: Saint Josaphat in Parma, Saint Nicholas of Chicago, and Stamford.

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Coordinates: 38°56′23″N 77°00′12″W / 38.9397°N 77.0032°W / 38.9397; -77.0032