Seminary Alumnus Elected Bishop for Ukrainian Catholic Epharcy of Parma

Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak

Seminary Alumnus The Rev. Bohdan Danylo (SVOTS '98) was recently elected as Bishop for the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat, Parma, OH, an Eastern Catholic communion. Pope Francis appointed the bishop-elect, who is a member of the clergy of the Eparchy of Stamford and the present rector of Saint Basil Seminary.

Father Bohdan Danylo was born on May 22, 1971 in Giżycko, in the province of Suwalki in Poland. After studying philosophy in Lublin, he moved to the United States where he received theological education at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and was ordained a priest for the Eparchy of Stamford on October 1, 1996. 

After a year of service as curate in the parish of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hartford, CT, he was appointed Vice Rector of the Seminary of St. Basil the Great in nearby Stamford. He continued his studies at St. Vladimir's, and then at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, where in 2005 he obtained his Licentiate in Theology. After returning to the U.S., he served as the Rector of the same Stamford seminary, where he is also the eparchial vocations director. The bishop-elect speaks English, Ukrainian, Polish and Russian.

The Hierarchical Liturgy with the Rite of Ordination and Installation of Fr. Bohdan will be held on Tuesday, November 4,2014, at St. Josaphat Cathedral in Parma, OH. The entire community at St. Vladimir's Seminary wishes Fr. Bohdan many years of good health as he begins his Episcopal Ministry!