Memoirs of Patriarch Lubomyr Husar Presented in Kyiv

December 8, 2023, 19:02 22

On December 8, a presentation of the memoirs of His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar was held in the Metropolitan House of St. Sophia of Kyiv. The book, which was compiled at the request of His Beatitude Lubomyr, was published by Portal Publishing House.

Memoirs of Patriarch Lubomyr Husar Presented in Kyiv

According to the book’s compiler, Ms. Lesia Kharchenko, the author is His Beatitude Lubomyr himself. It is a direct speech of the patriarch himself, his personal address to the readers. “This is much more than just a book; it is something deeper,” said Ms. Kharchenko.

“The memoirs were recorded based on 50 hours of conversations in the residence in the village of Kniazhychi near Kyiv from January 2014 to April 2016. The book contains short testimonies of the people mentioned by the Patriarch. His Beatitude’s linguistic flavor has been preserved in the most authentic way possible,” the annotation reads.

Bishop Yosyf Milian, speaking about His Beatitude Lubomyr, emphasized that though the Patriarch was popular among politicians, businessmen, public figures, and cultural agents, he was a man of the Church, a deep Christian, and a devout Catholic bishop: “His life was a service to his native people and the Church, regardless of national or denominational affiliation.”

Additionally, on behalf of His Beatitude Sviatoslav and personally, Bishop Yosyf extended thanks to all Ukrainians who know and appreciate His Beatitude Lubomyr. He emphasized that this book is a great way to share Lubomyr Husar’s story beyond the Church, showing that the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church does not privatize his legacy.

The publication is illustrated with photographs from private archives, many of which are published for the first time. At the end of the book, readers can find a QR code with an extensive study of the genealogy of His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar, provided by his niece Maria Rypan.

You can purchase the publication by clicking here.

The UGCC Department for Information
Photo: fr. Andriy Bodnaruk

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