A native of Vancouver, Canada, Bishop Paul graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce in 1980 and worked as an accountant for two years. Responding to God’s call to a vocation, he entered the novitiate of the Order of St. Basil the Great at the Basilian Monastery in Glen Cove, New York, in November 1982. He professed final vows in Rome on January 1, 1988 and was ordained to the priesthood on October 1, 1988 by Bishop Jerome Chimy, O.S.B.M. at Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Vancouver. Further studies followed in philosophy and theology at the University of St. Anselm and the Gregorian University in Rome, receiving a Bachelor’s in Sacred Theology in 1990.
On April 5 2002, Pope John Paull II appointed then Fr. Paul Chomnycky OSBM, superior of St Basil's Monastery in Edmonton, Canada, as the Exarch for Ukrainian Catholics in Great Britain. On June 11 of that same year, he was consecrated by Cardinal Lubomyr Husar in London, England. Following four years of service to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Exarchate in Great Britain, Bishop Paul was appointed as the fourth Eparch of Stamford succeeding Bishop Basil Losten who had served the Eparchy since 1977. He was installed in the St. Basil Seminary Chapel on February 20, 2006.
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