« 2018. #1 (139)

The ethnology notebooks. 2018, 1 (139), 27–35

UDK 271.4-726.1-9”654”


Received 29.11.2017


Pavliuk Stepan Petrovych, Doctor of Sciences in History, Professor,

Academician of NAS of Ukraine,

Director of the Institute of Ethnology

of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Svobody Avenue 17,  79000, Lviv, Ukraine.

Contacts: Tel.(032) 297-01-57; e-mail:

Abstract. A retrospective view on the formation of the Ukrainian Church, stages of its existence for more than a thousand years period, is presented. The missionary role of Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytskyi, the spiritual leader of the nation, is deduced.

 Keywords: Ukrainian Church, Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytskyi, statelessness, nation.


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