"How much do you know about the Ukrainian Catholic Church,” asked, Saskatoon Eparchial Bishop Bryan Bayda as he passed around a microphone to people sitting in a u-shaped configuration at St. Basil’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall May 23? Bayda was the principal speaker as he and two other priests from Eastern Christian traditions spoke about Eastern Churches and the East. Reverend Sabah Kamorah discussed the Chaldean church and Reverend Gregory Hrynkiw demonstrated some of the rituals of the Ukrainian church in an afternoon session within St. Basil’s church.
Bayda reviewed the history of the eastern churches, the various schisms that occurred over the centuries and those that returned in full communion with Rome. The major schism occurred in 1054, said Bayda. “The debate got heated. There was a big discussion on ‘what do we believe’ and little things were being blown out of proportion.” After centuries of discussion the Ukrainian Church was reunited with Rome in 1596, said...Read More