Chancellor and Vicar General


The Office of the Chancellor is the coordinating office for the Archeparchy of Philadelphia. All requests and inquiries are handled through this office. These range from granting marriage permissions and delegations that will be needed between the different Churches of the Catholic Church and for marriages between Ukrainian Catholics and those of other Faiths.

The office handles all permissions for expenditures of parishes more than $5,000.00 for renovations and $10,000.00 for repairs that must be submitted for approval. All legal, financial, or personnel issues are also handled.

The Chancellor is the principal record keeper of the Archeparchy. The Chancellor is also the Notary, so that he may certify official documents, and often has other duties at the discretion of the Archbishop. Vice-Chancellors may be appointed to assist the Chancellor due to workloads. In the Archeparchial Curia, a Chancellor is a Presbyter (Priest) whose principal obligation, unless otherwise established by the particular law, is to see that the acts of the Curia are gathered and arranged as well as preserved in the Archives of the Archeparchial Curia. The Archives of the Archeparchy are maintained by the Chancery Office. This is to ensure the history of the Archeparchy and the maintenance of all documents for the operation of the Archeparchy and parishes. These would include all Deeds, Mortgages, Contracts, etc. Personnel files are also maintained.

The office is responsible for compiling yearly statistics for the Official Catholic Directory, the US Bishops Conference, the Synod of the Ukrainian Church, and the Secretariate of the Holy See.

The Chancellor also works in conjunction with the other offices in the Chancery. This would include some aspect of finances or of managing personnel connected with the Archeparchial Offices. This delegated authority cannot extend to Vicars of the Archbishop, such as Vicar General, Episcopal Vicar, or Judicial Vicar.