Metropolitan Michael Bzdel and Metropolitan Emeritus Maxim Hermaniuk stand in front of Walter Klymkiw and Bohdan Ivanynkiw, who were in Winnipeg to collect funds for a church in Buchach, Ukraine, where they are from. This photo was taken at the Chancery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 23, 1995.
The series includes papers from the time Metropolitan Hermaniuk was appointed Bishop in Canada and throughout his religious career, spanning the anniversaries and milestones in his life. The documents are both official and personal, greetings, congratulations, and newspaper clippings.
The series includes records of the efforts made to aid Ukrainians in Europe displaced by the Second World War. He helped organize the Committee's publication, Visti, with the aim to bolster the spiritual, social, and nationalist life of the refugees. Metropolitan Maxim's work in Belgium in aid of those dispossessed, continued from his new home in Canada.
The series records the interest Metropolitan Maxim took in the spiritual and cultural life of Ukrainian youth in Canada. It traces the development of the youth program guided by the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada, the evolution of St. Nicholas School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, into the Immaculate Heart of Mary School, the history of St. Vladimir's College in Roblin, Manitoba, and the emergence of Ukrainian Park, in the decades of Metropolitan Maxim's influence.