Rev Fr Lubomyr Husar

Rev Fr Lubomyr Husar

Birth
L'viv, L'vivs'ka, Ukraine
Death 31 May 2017 (aged 84)
L'viv, L'vivs'ka, Ukraine
Burial Kiev, City of Kiev, Ukraine
Plot Archbishopric Crypt.
Memorial ID 205813775 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of Jarosław Husar and Rościsława Demezuk, Lviv born Lubomyr Husar was raised in Salzburg, Austria, and successively in the United States of America, after the family left its native country ahead of the advancing Soviet army. Entering seminary just three weeks after his arrival in the States at St. Basil's College in Stamford, Connecticut, he went on to further his studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC., Fordham University in New York and later in Rome at the Pontifical Urbanian University. Ordained priest on March 30, 1958 for the eparchy of Stamford of the Ukrainians, between 1958 and 1969 he served as faculty member and prefect of the named St. Basil's College Seminary, and from 1966 till 1969, pastor at Kerhonkson, New York. Professor of Ecclesiology at the Pontifical Urbanian University in Rome between 1972 and 1984, joining the Studite Brethren in 1972, he took his vows on June 24, that year and was named superior of the Studite at Grottaferrata in May 1974. Consecrated bishop on April 2, 1977 inside the chapel of the Studite monastery of Castelgandolfo by Cardinal Josyf Slipyj without papal approval, he went on the be named archimandrite of the Studite monks in Europe and America on July 23, 1978 and protosincello of the archbishop major of the Ukrainians, Cardinal Myroslav Lubachivsky, then based in Rome. Returning to Ukraine in 1993 along with the community of his monastery, he oversaw the organization a new monastery of Studite monks in the eparchy of Ternopil the following year. Elected exarch of the archiepiscopal exarchy of Kyiv-Vyshorod by the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Church in 1995, with his appointment being confirmed by Pope John Paul II, he was nominated to titular see of Nisa di Licia on February 22, 1996. Named auxiliary of the archbishop major of Lviv of the Ukrainians by the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Church and coadjutor with special delegations in the pastoral government of the archdiocese, the named Pontiff appointed him apostolic administrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the major archbishopric of Lviv of the Ukrainians on December 23, 2000, of which see he was eventually elected archbishop major on January 25, 2001, with the election being confirmed by the Pope the following day. John Paul II created him cardinal priest a month later with the title of Santa Sofia a Via Boccea. Resigning from the office of on February 10, 2011 due to health reasons following an eye disease badly treated, by the time of his death he was completely blind. In spite of this, he remained active in the ecclesial and social life of Ukraine until the end, brought on by a serious illness.


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  • Created by: Sergey Degtev
  • Added: 29 Dec 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial 205813775
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Fr Lubomyr Husar (26 Feb 1933–31 May 2017), Find a Grave Memorial no. 205813775, citing Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, Kiev, City of Kiev, Ukraine ; Maintained by Sergey Degtev (contributor 49417077) .