On Sunday the 23rd of February 2014 the ordination to the Holy Priesthood of deacon Ivan Mysiv took place by the laying on of hands by the Most Rev. Ken (Nowakowski), Eparch of New Westminster for Ukrainian Catholics in British Columbia and Yukon in Canada. The ordination took place at St. Josaphat’s Churh in Lviv (136 Zamarstynivska Street). On that day Bishop Ken celebrated Divine Liturgy at the church and at the request of Bishop Peter (Stasiuk) of the Eparchy of Ss. Peter and Paul in Australia and with the blessing of Archbishop Ihor, Metropolitan of Lviv Archeparchy, ordained deacon Ivan Mysiv to the priesthood.
The ordination took place during Divine Liturgy namely after the Great Entrance. Bishop Ken prepared the faithful that were present in church for this sacrament. After the reading of the Holy Gospel, Bishop Ken said to the faithful that deacon Ivan would be ordained to the priesthood for the Eparchy of Ss. Peter and Paul in Austalia. He added that Ukrainians live in a distant country as Australia. He also said that Ukraine missed its best sons on Maidan in Kyiv during the revolution. He confirmed that Ukrainians in Canada and other countries where Ukrainians live support Ukraine and pray for Ukraine.
Bishop Ken indicated to the faithful that they must exclaim loudly the Greek word “Aksios” that means “worthy” during the ordination. The faithful performed this task perfectly.
At the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, Fr. Ivan Mysiv expressed his gratitude that he received God’s gift – the Priesthood. He also thanked Bishop Ken on behalf of Bishop Peter that he ordained him to the priesthood. Fr. Yaroslav Feduniv and Fr. Igor Golovko concelebrated and many relatives of the new priest were present.
Fr. Ivan Mysiv was born on the 1st July of 1988 in the village of Turka in the Lviv region.
He attended the Holy Spirit Seminary in Lviv from 2007 to 2013 where he received his theological education and priestly formation. On the 2nd June 2012 he received minor orders from Archbishop Ihor Vozniak C.Ss.R. On the 13th of October 2013 he received diaconal ordination from Bishop Benedict, the auxiliary Bishop of the Archeparchy of Lviv. On the 23rd of February he became a priest by the laying on of hands by Bishop Ken, Eparch of New Westminster for Ukrainian Catholics in British Columbia and Yukon in Canada.