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 – August 16, 2016
Predecessor Michael Wiwchar, C.Ss.R.
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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died August 16, 2016(2016-08-16) (aged 74)
Chicago, Illinois

Richard Seminack (March 3, 1942 – August 16, 2016) was an American bishop of the Catholic Church. He served as the fourth eparch (bishop) of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saint Nicholas of Chicago since 2003.


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]


  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. [self-published source]
  3. ^ "Ukrainian Diocese of Saint Nicholas of Chicago". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-15.