Makariy (Maletych)

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Metropolitan Makariy (Maletych)

Metropolitan Makariy (born Mikolai Ivanovich Maletych (Ukrainian: Микола Іванович Малетич), October 1, 1944, in Krasne, Turka Raion, Lviv Oblast, Ukrainian SSR) is the Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.[1] He succeeded Metropolitan Mefodiy (also known as Metropolitan Methodius) upon the latter's death on 24 February 2015.

Biography[edit]

He graduated in theology as part of the Russian Orthodox Church, and on August 10, 1975, he was ordained a priest under this church. He served mainly in Ukraine and the Rostov region. In 1982, he graduated in Moscow from the Moscow Seminary.

In 1989, he resigned from the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) and became associated with the non-canonical Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC).

From November 1996 he was a bishop of Lviv UAOC and then he also took over jurisdiction over the Volyn dioceses. In 2011, Makary was raised to the dignity of the Metropolitan of Lviv. After the death of the current head of UAOC Metropolitan Methodius, metropolitan Makary was elected by the extraordinary Bishops' Council as the guardian of the Metropolitan Throne of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church until the election of a successor to Metropolitan Methodius.

On 4 June 2015, Makary was elected as Metropolitan and the new head of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.

References[edit]

Preceded by
Methodius (Kudriakov)
Metropolitan and the Head of UAOC in Ukraine
2015–
Succeeded by
Incumbent