Слава Ісусу Христу!   Glory to Jesus Christ!


Dear Rt. Reverend, Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers, Protodeacons, Deacons & Subdeacons, Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

With sadness we announce the passing into eternal life of + Rev. Volodymyr Chvets on Sunday, August 16, 2020 in Thunder Bay, Ontario 

+ Rev. Volodymyr Chvets

April 5, 1951 – August 16, 2020

Born in Ternopil, Ukraine on April 5, 1951, Fr. Volodymyr was ordained to the priesthood in Odessa in 1979. He has been serving as pastor of Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Thunder Bay since 1991.

We ask for your fervent prayers as we entrust the peaceful repose of his soul to the mercy of God.

We express our deepest condolences to dobrodiyka Sofia with her two sons: Gregory, his wife Natalia and daughter Marta, and Vasyl with his wife Sarah, and to the entire Holy Transfiguration Parish family.


Everlasting memory – Вічная пам’ять!

God of spirits and all flesh, You trampled death,

You made the devil powerless, and You gave life to Your world.

Now, O Lord, to the soul of Your servant,

the priest Volodymyr

who has fallen asleep,

grant rest in a place of light,

a place of verdure, and a place of tranquility,

from which pain, sorrow and mourning have fled,

As the good and loving God,

forgive every sin of thought, word or deed he has committed,

There is no one who will live and will not sin,

for You alone are sinless.

Your justice is everlasting justice and Your word is truth.


For You, O Christ our God,

are the Resurrection, the Life and the Repose of Your servant,

the priest Volodymyr

who has fallen asleep:

and we give glory to You, together with Your eternal Father

and You most holy, good and life-giving Spirit

now and forever and ever. Amen.