His Excellency, Bishop
WŁODZIMIERZ R. JUSZCZAK,
Ruling Bishop of the Wrocław-Gdańsk Eparchy
19 July 1957, Legnica (Lower Silesian Voivodeship)
Ordained a deacon:
8 May 1983, Warsaw – bishop Kazimierz Romaniuk (Latin)
Ordained a presbyter:
28 May 1983, Legnica – Archbishop Henryk Cardinal Gulbinowicz (Latin)
Episcopal chirotony and enthronement:
19 June 1999, Wrocław – Archbishop Jan Martyniak, Metropolitan of Przemyśl-Warsaw, Bishop
Bazyli Medwit, Exarch of Kyiv-Vyshhorod, Bishop Mychajło Hrynczyszyn, Exarch of France and
ul. Łaciarska 34/3, 50-146 Wrocław
tel./fax: +48 71 343 94 77 (curia), +48 71 343 94 79 (residence)
Studies, academic degrees:
Metropolitan Higher Seminary in Warsaw, 1983 – Master of Theology (STB),
Warsaw Theological Academy, Faculty of Canon Law, 1989 – STL,
Warsaw Theological Academy 1989-1991 – doctoral studies in Faculty of Canon Law
Church ministry and offices:
1983-1989 independent vicar in Bartoszyce and Asuny parishes,
1985-1989 independent vicar in Ostre Bardo parish,
1989-1993 novice master of the Basilian Order, prefect of Basilian seminarians in Warsaw,
1993-1994 parish priest in Węgorzewo, Wydminy and Chrzanowo parishes,
1993-1994 protopresbyter in Olsztyn,
1994-1999 parish priest in Warsaw, protoihumen (provincial superior) of the Basilian Order in
24 April 1999 episcopal nomination
Coat of arms
The crosier on the right side of the coat of arms symbolises St Josaphat Kuncewicz. The red color of the crosier (zhezl) refers to the martyrdom of that saint Bishop. The four transverse black stripes refer to the stripes on the bishop's omoforion and indicate his archbishopric dignity.
In the middle field of the coat of arms a Basilian ‘stylos’ is placed. The coat of arms is placed on a mantiya (a type of mantle, which is a characteristic element of the Eastern episcopal garment in the Slavic countries) decorated with transverse stripes.
Above the coat of arms there are the insignia of episcopal dignity: the Eastern episcopal mitre, as well as the intersecting crosier (zhezl) and the cross. The insignia are in gold. At the top of the coat of arms there is a green episcopal hat with six tassels of the same color on each side.
The motto of Bishop Włodzimierz Juszczak, which reads in English: ‘Let's lift our hearts up’, comes from the Liturgy of St John Chrysostom and is placed at the bottom of the coat of arms.