Basil Filevich

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Basil Filevich
Eparchial Bishop of Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon
ChurchUkrainian Greek Catholic Church
AppointedDecember 5, 1983
Term endedNovember 6, 1995
PredecessorAndrew Roborecki
SuccessorCornelius Pasichny
Other post(s)Rector of Cathedral of St. Josaphat in Toronto (1951–1978)
OrdinationApril 17, 1942 (Priest)
by Basil Ladyka
ConsecrationFebruary 27, 1984 (Bishop)
by Maxim Hermaniuk
Personal details
Basil Filevich

(1918-01-13)January 13, 1918
DiedApril 20, 2006(2006-04-20) (aged 88)
Saskatoon, Canada

Bishop Basil Filevich (Ukrainian: Василь Філевич; January 13, 1918 – April 20, 2006) was a Canadian Ukrainian Greek Catholic hierarch. He served as the second Eparchial Bishop of Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon from December 5, 1983, until his retirement on November 6, 1995.


Bishop Filevich was born in the family of ethnical Ukrainian Greek-Catholics Omelian and Anna (née Pelakh) Filevich with eight children in Canada. After the school education, he subsequently studied philosophy and theology in the St. Joseph Theological Seminary in Edmonton (1937–1942).[1] Filevich was ordained as a priest on April 17, 1942[2] after completed theological studies.

After that he had a various pastoral assignments and served as parish priest, chancellor and a Rector of Cathedral of St. Josaphat in Toronto (1951–1978). Five last years before his nomination as bishop, in 1978–1983, he served as a parish priest in Thunder Bay, Ontario.[1]

On December 5, 1983, Fr. Filevich was nominated by Pope John Paul II and on February 27, 1984 consecrated to the Episcopate as the second Eparchial Bishop of Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon. The principal consecrator was Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk.[2]

On November 6, 1995, Bishop Filevich retired and died on April 20, 2006, in the age 88.


Bishop Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School in Saskatoon is named after him.[3]


  1. ^ a b Блажейовський, Дмитро (1996). Ієрархія Київської Церкви (861—1996) (in Ukrainian). Львів: Каменяр. p. 352.
  2. ^ a b "Bishop Basil (Wasyl) Filevich (Felivich) †". David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  3. ^ Sciarpelletti, Laura (April 12, 2022). "Saskatoon Ukrainian school welcomes students escaping war in Ukraine". CBC News.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Eparchial Bishop of Saskatoon
Succeeded by