METROPOLITAN EUGEN HACKMANN
Monument to Metropolitan Eugen Hackmann in the yard of the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Holovna St/Soborna Sq

Monument to Metropolitan Eugen Hackmann in the yard of the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Holovna St/Soborna Sq

The bronze monument to Eugen Hackmann, the first Metropolitan of the Orthodox Metropolis of Bukovyna and Dalmatia, was erected in 2006 in the yard of the Holy Spirit Cathedral, sculptured by M. Myroshnychenko and designed by V. Kilchytsky.

 

E. Hackmann was born 1793 in the village of Vaslovivtsi, today's Zastavna District, in a peasant family. He graduated from a Gymnasium in Chernivtsi and, as a scholarship holder of the Orthodox Religious Fund, was recommended to the Faculty of Theology of Vienna University. In 1823 he returned to Chernivtsi where the young priest started his religious career. In 1827 Eugen became the Professor of Bible Studies of Chernivtsi Seminary. After eight years he became the bishop.

 

Hackmann's religious activities focused on increasing the education level of the orthodox priesthood, construction of temples. Thanks to his persistence, the Descent of the Holy Spirit Cathedral and St. Praxedia Church were built in Chernivtsi and, which is probably most important, the majestic ensemble of the Residence was initiated.

 

By Order of Caesar Franz Joseph dated January 23, 1873, Eugen Hackmann was appointed as the Archbishop of Chernivtsi and the Metropolitan of Bukovyna and Dalmatia.

 

As a public figure, E.Hackmann supported the struggle for Bukovyna's autonomy and self-governance and its separation from Galicia.

 

The Metropolitan died in 1873 in Vienna and was buried in Chernivtsi, in the crypt of the Holy Spirit Cathedral.

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Monument to Metropolitan Eugen Hackmann in the yard of the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Holovna St/Soborna Sq
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