Blessed Severian Baranyk

Blessed Severian BaranykAlso known as

  • Severiano Baranyk
  • Severijan Baranyk
  • Stepan Baranyk



Greek Catholic. Entered the Krekhiv monastery of the Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat on 24 September 1904, and made his final vows on 21 September 1910. Ordained on 14 February 1915. Prior of the Basilian monastery in Drohobych in 1932. Arrested for his faith on 26 June 1941 by the NKVD. Never seen alive again by outsiders; a boy later testified he saw the tortured corpse of Father Severian, marked with a cross-shaped knife slash on his chest.



  • late June 1941 by the Soviets at Drohobych, Ukrainian Galicia
  • his body has not been found
  • some evidence indicates the body was boiled and served as soup to prisoners



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Severian Baranyk“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 August 2021. Web. 26 October 2021. <>