Bishop Stepan Meniok, C.Ss.R. (Ukrainian: Степан Меньок; born 19 August 1949 in Nakonechne, Yavoriv Raion, Lviv Oblast, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian Greek Catholic hierarch, who serves as an Archiepiscopal Exarch of Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk and a Titular Bishop of Acarassus since 11 January 2002.[1]

Stepan Meniok, C.Ss.R.
Archiepiscopal Exarch of Donetsk
ChurchUkrainian Greek Catholic Church
Appointed11 January 2002
Predecessornew creation
Successorincumbent
Other postsTitular Bishop of Acarassus (since 2002)
Orders
Ordination8 July 1984 (Priest)
by Volodymyr Sterniuk
Consecration15 February 2002 (Bishop)
by Lubomyr Husar
Personal details
Birth nameStepan Petrovych Meniok
Born (1949-08-19) 19 August 1949 (age 70)
Nakonechne, Yavoriv Raion, Lviv Oblast, Ukrainian SSR
Coat of arms of Bishop Stepan Meniok

LifeEdit

Bishop Meniok was born in the family of clandestine Greek-Catholics Petro Meniok. After graduation of the school education, he graduated the technical college #1 in Lviv and made a compulsory service in the Soviet Army during 1969–1971.[2]

After this time he became a clandestine member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, where he had a profession on 8 November 1975 and a solemn profession on 8 October 1981. Meniok was ordained as priest on 8 July 1984,[2] after completed clandestine theological studies and worked as pastor among the faithful of the "Catacomb Church" in Belz and Kamianobrid until 1990. From 1990 he openly served as priest, missionary and founder of the new Greek-Catholic parishes after the Dissolution of the Soviet Union. During 1994–1998 he was a Rector of the Theological Seminary in Lviv and after, during 1998–2002 as a Rector of the Ukrainian Redemptorists province Theological Seminary.[2]

On 11 January 2002 Fr. Meniok was appointed and on 15 February 2002 was consecrated to the Episcopate as the first Archiepiscopal Exarch of the new created Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk-Kharkiv. The principal consecrator was Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bishop Stephan Meniok, C.SS.R." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Владика Степан Меньок, ЧНІ Екзарх Донецько-Харківський". Official UGCC Web Site (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 9 June 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Yulian Voronovskyi
Rector of the Major Theological Seminary in Lviv
1994–1998
Succeeded by
Bohdan Prach
New title Archiepiscopal Exarch of Donetsk
(until 2014 as Archiepiscopal Exarch of Donetsk-Kharkiv)

2002–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent