Blessed Roman Lysko

Today, on the liturgical calendar the UGCC Church liturgically remembers Blessed Roman Lysko who died on this date following torture and starvation in 1949. He was born on 14 August 1914 in the Horodok, Lviv District, Ukraine.

Father Roman was a married priest and pastor. He was ordained priest by Metropolitan Sheptytsky. The NKVD called Father Roman cray for signing the Psalms aloud in prison.

Pope St. John Paul II recognized that Father Roman died as a martyr, and beatified him on 27 June 2001.

Blessed Roman Lysko, pray for us.