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Rev. Fr. Eugene Maximiuk

Fr. Gene was born in 1965 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan to John and Merle Maximiuk. He is married to Dobr. Zenovia   (Semotiuk) Maximiuk, daughter to Protopresbyter Stephen and Dobr. Diane Semotiuk.

Fr. Gene and Dobr. Zenovia are blessed with three children: Lukian, Oryanna, Markian

Fr. Gene was educated at Sacred Heart High School in Yorkton, SK; then received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK in 1986; then his Bachelor of Theology from St. Andrew’s College in Winnipeg, MB in 1991; and finally his Master of Divinity from St. Andrew’s College in Winnipeg, MB in 2010.

He was ordained to the Holy Diaconate on October 10, 1993 in Holy Transfiguration church in Yorkton, SK by Metropolitan Wasyly and to the priesthood on June 12, 1994 in St. John’s Cathedral in Edmonton, AB by Archbishop John.

His pastoral work has included the following:

Mission Department of the UOCC 1993 – 1994;
Ilarion of Kyiv Chapel, Winnipeg, MB (Deacon) — from October 1993 to August 1994;
Swan River, MB and District — from August 1994 to August 1997;
Vegreville, AB and District — from August 1997 to 2006;
Vancouver Island Parish District, BC – August 2006 to October 2006;
Holy Cross Mission Parish, Winnipeg, MB from October 2006 -July 2008;
Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Winnipeg, MB from August 2008 to July 2010;
Editor-in-chief of the Herald/Visnyk – August 1,2006 – 2011;
St. George Parish, Fort Frances, ON – August 2010 to July 2011;
St. Ivan Suchavsky Sobor, Winnipeg, MB – August 2011 to current.


Rev. Fr. Richard Ehrmantraut

Rev. Fr. Richard Ehrmantraut
177 Machray Ave. Wpg, MB R2W 0Z5
Phone: 204.582.9882    cell: 204.795.9676
Email:  fr.richard@ehrmantraut.ca


Rev. Fr. Protodeacon Taras Maluzynsky

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Singing is a very important part of the Liturgical Worship at St. Ivan’s.  We are blessed to have an active church choir and cantors that assist in the worship life of the parish.

The role of the Cantor is to sing the Propers (Tropari) and read the Epistle(s) during Divine Liturgical services in conjunction with the Choir. In the absence of a choir the Cantor(s) may be called upon to lead Congregational singing or sing all responses as required during any church service where there is no choir.

Our Lead Cantor is Reader Michael Horbay who is a graduate of St. Andrew’s College.  He brings a deep love and passion for Liturgical Music and the role of the Cantor in the life of the Orthodox Church.  He is fully bilingual and continues to lead by example and encourages participation by any interested in cantoring.  He is supported in this ministry by Iryna Khupalo and Neil Penner.