Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Vilnius

Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Vilnius (or Vilnius of the Ukrainians) and its successor Žyrovyci of the Ukrainians were the only eparchy (Eastern Catholic diocese) in Lithuania of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (sui iuris, Byzantine Rite in Ukrainian language), but short-lived (1809-1828-1833).


The bishopric was established in 1809 as Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Vilnius, on (then Russian-imperial) territory, not previously served by the particular church.

It was suppressed in 1828, but immediately replaced by the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Žyrovyci, to which its last incumbent was appointed, only to be suppressed again in 1833, without successor.

Episcopal ordinariesEdit

(all Ukrainian Rite)

Eparchs (Bishops) of Vilnius of the UkrainiansEdit

Eparchs (Bishops) of Žyrovyci of the UkrainiansEdit

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