Faith and Life Series – Occupation and Persecution – Christian Struggle in Ukraine


24 years after the independence of Ukraine, the people of Ukraine again face occupation and persecution from forces of a neighboring country. Bishop Daniel will share from the personal experience of one who escaped the persecution, and will relate the struggles that the people of Ukraine are presently dealing with.

A native of Ukraine, Bishop Daniel was born in the small town of Buchach, Ternopil Region (similar to a state), Ukraine. He grew up in this region where he graduated from a local high school and enrolled in his first course of theological studies in the Seminary of Ivano-Frankivsk in September, 1993. Following his education in Ukraine, Bishop Daniel emigrated to the USA in 1996 to continue his education at the Catholic University of America as well as the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. In 2013 – following the Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, His Grace Bishop Daniel formally assumed responsibilities of President of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA at the spiritual headquarters of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in South Bound Brook, NJ.


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