UGCC establishes a new eparchy and nominates its first ruling bishop
This was reported by the Information Department of the UGCC.
The episcopal see of the eparchy will be located Olsztyn with the Church of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin as the cathedral.
The territory of the new eparchy was separated from the territory of the Przemyśl-Warsaw Archdiocese and the former Wrocław-Gdańsk Diocese. At the same time, the name of the Wrocław-Gdańsk eparchy was changed to the Wrocław-Koszalin.
Fr. Arkadiy Trokhanovsky, pastor of the parish of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Wałcz, and archpriest of the Koszalin deanery was pronounced the first bishop of the newly created eparchy. The date of his episcopal ordination will be announced at a later time.
Until Trokhanovsky's ordination and enthronement, Bishop Eugene Popovych, Archbishop and Metropolitan of Przemyśl-Warsaw will act as the Apostolic Administrator of the Olsztyn-Gdańsk Eparchy.
Fr. Arkadiy Trokhanovsky was born on January 6, 1973, in Szprotawa.
In 1994-2000, he studied at the theological seminary. Trokhanovsky was ordained a priest on July 29, 2000, in Wrocław by Bishop Volodymyr Juszczak, Bishop of Wrocław-Gdańsk.
In 2000-2001, he was a vicar in Wrocław, Środa Śląska, Oława and Oleśnica.
Fr. Arkadiy Trokhanovsky received his higher theological studies at the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Wrocław. In 2012, he became a Doctor of Ecumenical Theology at the Theological Faculty of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.
In 2001 he became a parish priest in Wałcz.
In 2001-2016 he was the pastor of the parish in Szczecinek.
In 2006 he became a member of the Pastoral Council, and in 2010 - Protopresbyter (Dean) of the Koszalin Deanery.