Vasyl Tuchapets

Vasyl Volodymyr Tuchapets OSBM (Ukrainian: Василь Володимир Тучапець; born 29 September 1967 in Yavoriv, Lviv Oblast, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian Greek Catholic hierarch as an Archiepiscopal Exarch of Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Kharkiv and Titular Bishop of Centuriones since 2 April 2014.

Vasyl Tuchapets, O.S.B.M.
Archiepiscopal Exarch of Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Kharkiv
ChurchUkrainian Greek Catholic Church
Appointed2 April 2014
PredecessorNew Creation
Other postsTitular Bishop of Centuriones (since 2014)
Ordination12 July 1997 (Priest)
by Sofron Dmyterko
Consecration21 May 2014 (Bishop)
by Sviatoslav Shevchuk
Personal details
Birth nameVolodymyr Vasylyovych Tuchapets
Born (1967-09-29) 29 September 1967 (age 53)
Yavoriv, Lviv Oblast, Ukrainian SSR


Vasyl Volodymyr Tuchapets was born in the family of Vasyl and Kateryna (née Datsko) Tuchapets in Yavoriv, where he grew up. After graduation of the school education, he graduated the technical college #14 in Ivano-Frankivsk (1982–1986) and made a compulsory service in the Soviet Army (1986–1988). He also studied an architecture in the Lviv Polytechnic (1988–1990). After graduation of the school education he joined a clandestine theological seminary.[1]

During all this time he was a clandestine member of the Order of Saint Basil the Great from November 10, 1986, where he had a profession on October 6, 1991 and a solemn profession on December 29, 1996. Tuchapets was ordained as priest on July 12, 1997,[2] after completed theological studies in Pontifical Theological Faculty in Warsaw (1991–1997). Then he continued his studies with a licentiate degree in patrology.[1]

After returning from studies in Poland, he had a various pastoral assignments and served as professor, superior and rector at the Basilian Institutes in Ukraine. And during 2005-2014 he was a superior of the Basilian monastery in Kyiv.[1]

On April 2, 2014 Tucapets was appointed and on May 21, 2014 was consecrated to the Episcopate as the first Archiepiscopal Exarch of the new created Ukrainian Catholic Archiepiscopal Exarchate of Kharkiv and the Titular Bishop of Centuriones. The principal consecrator was Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "В УГКЦ утворено новий екзархат та оголошено про обрання нового єпископа". Official UGCC Website (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Bishop Vasyl Volodymyr Tuchapets, O.S.B.M." David M. Cheney. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Renato Pine Mayugba
Titular Bishop of Centuriones
Succeeded by
New title Archiepiscopal Exarch of Kharkiv
Succeeded by