|Born||August 14, 1914, Horodok (Gródek/ Galicia/), Lviv Oblast, Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria
|Died||October 14, 1949, Lviv, Ukrainian SSR|
|Means of martyrdom||Prison at Lontskoho Street, Lviv|
|Venerated in||Catholic Church|
|Beatified||June 27, 2001, Ukraine, by Pope John Paul II|
Lysko was born on 14 August 1914 in Horodok, Lviv Oblast. He studied theology and graduated from the Lviv Theological Academy. On August 28, 1941 he was ordained a priest by Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky. He was Pastor of the Archeparchy of Lviv for Ukrainians.
He was assigned administrator for the parish in the village of Kotliw, Oliyiv county. In 1944 Rev. Roman was assigned to a parish in the village of Belzets, Zolochiv county. He was also a member of the underground Ukrainian youth organization Plast in his 30's and leader of the Plast group "Fox" (Lys).
Lysko was also active in working with youth, together with his wife (ordaining married priests is a common practice in the Eastern Churches, since the beginning of Christianity).
On 9 September 1949, he was arrested by the NKVD. He was put into prison in Lviv. The people of the city reported hearing him loudly sing Psalms after he was tortured. His torturers reportedly thought he had gone insane. He died from starvation after being immured in the prison walls. The official date of his death was 14 October 1949.
A plaque on that building on Lonsky Avenue reads that here, within the walls of this building, entombed alive, lies Father Roman Lysko, who gave up his life for his faith.
- Biographies of twenty five Greek-Catholic Servants of God at the website of the Vatican
- Beatification of the Servants of God on June 27, 2001 at the website of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
- Francisco Radecki. Tumultuous Times: The Twenty General Councils of the Catholic Church and Vatican II and Its Aftermath. St. Joseph's Media, 2004.
- Blessed Roman Lysko Patron Saints Index.
- Rev. Roman Maria Lysko
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