Jaropolk Radkewycz fonds
Institution: Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg Archives
Collection Identifier: JRPC
Title: Jaropolk Radkewycz fonds
Extent: 695 photographs
Biographical Sketch: Jaropolk Radkewycz was born near Lviv, Ukraine on May 21, 1944. Raised by his grandmother, Radkewycz moved with her to Poland in 1958 and then to the United States in 1960. In 1961, with the intention of entering the priesthood, Radkewycz began his studies at the Redemptorist Minor Seminary in Roblin, Manitoba. In 1967, he decided to begin studies for the diocesan priesthood, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba in 1971, followed by a Bachelor of Theology degree in 1974 and a Bachelor degree in Canon Law in 1975 at the University of St. Paul in Ottawa. He was ordained by Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk in Winnipeg in 1974. Radkewycz served in parishes in Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie and Brandon. In addition, he served as chaplain of St. Paul College at the University of Manitoba, as lecturer at the St. Boniface School of Nursing, as chairman of the Manitoba Medico-Moral Committee, and chaplain of the Catholic Physicians Guild in Manitoba. He served as assistant vicar general from May 1975, and as the Metropolitan’s secretary until the time of his accidental death on April 29, 1996.
Digitized Material: The digitized material from the Jaropolk Radkewycz fonds consists of nearly 80 photographs of the interiors and exteriors of several Ukrainian Catholic churches and church facilities throughout western Canada.