Stephen Sulyk

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Stephen Sulyk
Archeparch of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia
ChurchUkrainian Greek Catholic Church
DioceseUkrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia
InstalledMarch 1, 1981
Term endedNovember 29, 2000
PredecessorMyroslav Ivan Lubachivsky
SuccessorStefan Soroka
OrdinationJune 14, 1952
by Constantine Bohachevsky
ConsecrationMarch 1, 1981
by Josyf Slipyj, Basil H. Losten, and Neil Savaryn
Personal details
Born(1924-10-02)October 2, 1924
DiedApril 6, 2020(2020-04-06) (aged 95)
Voorhees Township, New Jersey,[1] U.S.
Styles of
Stephen Sulyk
Reference style
Spoken styleHis Grace
Religious styleArchbishop
Ordination history of
Stephen Sulyk
Episcopal consecration
Consecrated byJosyf Slipyj
DateMarch 1, 1981
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Stephen Sulyk as principal consecrator
Robert Mikhail MoskalOctober 13, 1981
Michael Kuchmiak, C.Ss.R.April 27, 1988
Wolodymyr PaskaMarch 19, 1992
Michael Wiwchar, C.Ss.R.September 28, 1993

Stephen Sulyk (Ukrainian: Стефа́н Су́лик; October 2, 1924 – April 6, 2020)[2] was a Ukrainian-American hierarch who was an archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. He died from complications brought on by COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Sulyk was born in the Ukrainian village pf Balnica, Poland. On March 1, 1981, Sulyk was appointed Archbishop of Philadelphia. On February 27, 2001, he was succeeded by Stefan Soroka as Archbishop of Philadelphia.[3][4]

On April 5, 2020, Sulyk was taken to hospital due to COVID-19[5] where he died in April 2020, at the age of 95.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Владика Стефан Сулик
  2. ^ "Сулик, Стефан - Українська Католицька енциклопедія". Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  3. ^ Cheney, David M. "Archbishop Stephen Sulyk [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia". Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  5. ^ Archbishop Stephen Sulyk, 95, Has Coronavirus
  6. ^ Archbishop Stephen Sulyk, Metropolitan emeritus of the Philadelphia Archeparchy, passed away earlier today.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Archbishop of Philadelphia
Succeeded by