THE BASILIAN ORDER OF ST. JOSAPHAT
HOLDS GENERAL CHAPTER
From June 27 to July 16, the Basilian Order of St. Josaphat held the First Session of its 2004-06 General Chapter, in Rome, Italy.
The Chapter, a series of meetings which takes place every four years, is a time during which Basilian delegates from around the world meet to review, evaluate and discuss their life and work in the various apostolates in which they are engaged.
This General Chapter was divided into two sessions, one which took place in 2004, and the other which will take-place in July of 2006. This special two-session chapter has been charged with the task of approving the final draft of the Basilian Statutes (Constitutions), before they are presented, for definitive approval, to the Apostolic See.
At the same time, the Chapter elects a new General Council which will oversee and direct, in keeping with the Basilian Statutes and the Chapter Resolutions, the work of the Ukrainian Basilians worldwide.
The General Council consists of:
Father Basil Koubetch, OSBM- Protoarchimandrite- General Superior
Father Genesio Viomar, OSBM - Protoconsultor
Father Vital Dudkevych, OSBM - 1st Consultor
Father Joseph Furtuna, OSBM – 2nd Consultor
Father Porphyrius Pidruchny, OSBM – 3rd Consultor
The following Basilian Fathers took part in the 2004 General Chapter:
General Curia: Dionysius Lachowicz, Genesio Viomar, Ihor Harasym, Matthew Havryliv, Leo Goldade, Porphyrius Pidruchny
Former Protoarchimandrite: Isidore Patrylo
Argentina: Andres Koropeski
Brazil: Basil Koubetch, Myron Mazur, Tarcisius Zaluski, Theodore Halicki
Canada: Eugene Richlark, Myron Chimy, Modeste Gnesko, Athanasius McVay
Czech: Francis Juchelka
Hungary: Isaac Török
Slovakia: Vladimir Sedlacek, Peter Halko
Poland: Julian Kowal, Dmytro Harasym
Romania: John Daboc, Joseph Furtuna, Marinus Albu, Emilius Jurja
Ukraine: Gregory Hrynkiw, Joseph Budaj, Augustine Teneta, Basil Zinko
USA: Mauricio Popadiuk, Leo Goldade, Maxim Kobasiuk, Mario