Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto
|Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada
Eparchia Torontinus Ucrainorum
Українська Католицька Єпархія Торонто й Східньої Канади
Church Of The Holy Protection
|Territory||Ontario and Eastern Canada|
|Ecclesiastical province||Archeparchy of Winnipeg|
|Headquarters||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Sui iuris church||Ukrainian Greek Catholic|
|Established||November 3, 1956|
|Cathedral||St. Josaphat Cathedral|
|Major Archbishop||Sviatoslav Shevchuk|
|Bishop||Stephen Chmilar Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Lawrence Huculak Archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg|
It is a suffragan in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg. Its cathedral episcopal see is St. Josaphat’s Cathedral, in Toronto, Ontario but there is also a National Shrine: St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine, in Ottawa. The current eparch (bishop) is Stephen Chmilar.
On 10 March 1951 it was renamed as Apostolic Exarchate of Toronto.
On 3 November 1956 it became the Eparchy (Diocese) of Toronto, losing its missionary pre-diocesan and exempt status, because until then it was directly subject to the Holy See.
In 2007, the diocese contained 75 parishes, 96 active diocesan and religious priests, and 36,910 Catholics. It also had 36 women religious, 15 religious brothers, and 19 permanent deacons.
In 2010, Bishop Stephen Chmilar gave the blessing for the creation of the Eparchial Office of Youth Ministry, with the mission of promoting the involvement of young adults within the church. This office is currently under the direction of Andrew Figol.
- Apostolic Exarch of Eastern Canada
- Isidore Borecky (1948.03.03 – 1951.03.10 see below), Titular Bishop of Amathus in Cypro (1948.03.03 – 1956.11.03)
- Apostolic Exarch of Toronto
- Isidore Borecky (see above 1948.03.03 – 1951.03.10 see below)
- Suffragan Eparchs (Bishops) of Toronto
- Isidore Borecky (see above 1948.03.03 – 1951.03.10)
- Apostolic Administrator sede plena 1992.12.16 – 1998.06.16) Roman Danylak, Titular Bishop of Nyssa (1992.12.16 – 2012.10.07)
- Cornelius Pasichny, Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat (O.S.B.M.) (1998.07.01 – 2003.05.03), previously Bishop of Saskatoon of the Ukrainians (Canada) (1995.11.06 – 1998.07.01)
- Stephen Chmilar (2003.05.03 – ...)