|Title||Fr. Oleksander Pihulevs'kyi sermon manuscripts|
|Quantity||0.1 Linear Feet, 3 bound volumes|
|Repository||Ukrainian History and Education Center Archives|
Biographical / Historical
Oleksander Pihulevs'kyi (also spelled Pihulewsky) was a Ukrainian Orthodox clergyman who served as a deacon and priest primarily in the greater Sydney area of Australia and played a major role in the administration of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Australia. He as born in 1920 in the town of Dyvyn in the Polissia area of Ukraine. He was taken to Germany as a forced laborer by the Nazis, and after the end of the war was in displaced persons camps in Schweinfurt and Aschaffenburg. While in Aschaffenburg, he studied for the deaconate under Fr. Semen Haiuk and in 1947 he was ordained a deacon by Bishop Viacheslav of the Ukrainian Autocaphalous Orthodox Church. In 1948 he emigrated with his family to Sydney, Australia, where he helped to organize a Ukrainian Orthodox parish in the Regents Park immigrant transit camp and was co-founder of the parish of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. In 1953 he was elevated to protodeacon, and in 1954 was ordained a priest by Archbishop Syl'vestr. He was assigned as rector of the Holy Transfiguration parish in Blacktown, where he remained until 1957, when internal conflicts within the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Australia forced him to join the clergy of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin parish in Homebush. In the 1970s he became the rector of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin parish, as well as a member (and later, the head) of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Australia.
Scope and Contents
Three notebooks containing holographs of sermons for Sundays and Holy Days of the Orthodox Christian church calendar. Each sermon is dated with the year, month, and day, as well as a geographic location (Sydney, Guildford, and Blackstone, N.S.W. Australia).
Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); Fr. Oleksander Pihulevs'kyi Sermon Manuscripts; volume number; Ukrainian History and Education Center Archives, Somerset, New Jersey.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use. Please contact the archivist (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and to make arrangements.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Controlled Access Headings
- Ukraïnsʹka avtokefalʹna pravoslavna t︠s︡erkva
- New South Wales--Sydney
Separated from "donation.19" small collections bulk accession.
Bindings are damaged and fragile.
Status of materials
These materials belong to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, and are on deposit with the Ukrainian History and Education Center for processing, preservation, and access.
|Volume 1, 1949-1955.||
|Volume 2, 1955.||
|Volume 3, 1955-1956.||