Bohachevsky, Constantine

Bohachevsky, Constantine or Konstantyn [Богачевський, Константин; Bohačevs'kyi], b 17 June 1884 in Manaiv, Zolochiv county, Galicia, d 6 January 1961 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Church leader, Ukrainian Catholic metropolitan in the United States of America. Bohachevsky studied theology at Lviv University and the universities in Innsbruck and Munich and attained the degree of doctor of theology. Ordained in 1909, he served as prefect of the Greek Catholic Theological Seminary in Lviv (1911–14), adviser and deputy of the Lviv consistory, military chaplain (1916–17), pastor of the Peremyshl cathedral from 1918, vicar-general and apostolic protonotary (1923), titular bishop of Amisus and apostolic exarch of the Ukrainian Catholics in the United States of America from 1924, titular archbishop of Beroe (1954), and the first metropolitan of the Philadelphia Ukrainian Catholic metropolitanate from 1958. He improved the religious, educational, national, organizational, and economic level of the American exarchate. He was a patron of Ukrainian scholarly and cultural institutions.

Bohachevsky-Chomiak, Martha. Ukrainian Bishop, American Church: Constantine Bohachevsky and the Ukrainian Catholic Church (Washington, DC 2018)

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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