Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk fonds
Institution: Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg Archives
Collection Identifier: MMHP
Title: Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk fonds
Extent: 1294 photographs
Biographical Sketch: Maxim Hermaniuk served as the first Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of Canada from 1956 until 1993. Born in Nove Selo, Western Ukraine on October 30, 1911, Hermaniuk studied in Belgium where he received a Doctorate of Theology and a Licentiate in Oriental Languages and History in 1943. In the same year, he became Professor of Moral Philosophy, Sociology and Hebrew at the Redemptorist Seminary in Beauplateau, where he taught until the end of the Second World War, in 1945. In 1947 he received the Maître Agrégé en Théologie from Louvain University. In 1948, Hermaniuk arrived in Canada as the newly-appointed Vice-Provincial of the Ukrainian Redemptorist Vice-Province in Canada and the United States. As well, he became professor of Moral Theology and Sacred Scripture at the Ukrainian Redemptorist Seminary at Waterford, Ontario. Hermaniuk was appointed Auxiliary Bishop in 1951 and Archbishop of Winnipeg and Metropolitan for the Ukrainian Catholics in Canada in 1956. Throughout this appointment Hermaniuk sat on many prominent commissions and councils and worked tirelessly to meet the religious, cultural and social needs of the Ukrainian Catholic community. In 1988 he received the degree of Doctor of Divinity, Honoris Causa, from St. Michael’s College in Toronto. Hermaniuk retired as Metropolitan Archbishop in December 1992 but continued to serve in the capacity of Metropolitan Emeritus, until his death on May 3, 1996.
Digitized Material: The digitized material from the Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk fonds consists of several photographs of Ukrainian Catholic churches and church facilities in Manitoba.