Series consists of papers from the early pre-Council days of the Theological Commission, and from Vatican II during which time the Synod of Bishops examined the Eastern Code in relation specifically to the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada, as well as considering many other issues. The papers were created in the course of this work, to which are linked the series dealing with Vatican II and with the Synod of Bishops.
The series is comprised of papers often in Latin and Italian, but sometimes in English, generated by the four sessions that comprised the Second Vatican Council from 1962-1965. This includes working drafts, reports, and schemata derived from committee positions held by Metropolitan Maxim.
The Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk fonds is comprised of papers from all phases of his life, study, and vocation in Europe and in Canada. The textual material includes extensive studies of local, national, and international importance in wide-ranging areas of social interest; official documents of the pre-Vatican and Vatican II Councils; correspondence from the private to the official level throughout his lifetime; material tracing preparation for the Papal visit to Canada in 1984, and the Millennium of Christianity in Ukraine celebrated in 1988; and numerous publications either written by Metropolitan Hermaniuk, or of interest to him. The fonds is comprised of numerous reports, appeals, media articles, and documents both preliminary and officially created in the course of decision-making, in the course of guiding, supporting, teaching, and inspiring clergy as well as lay people in the Church. As the spiritual and administrative head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada and an influential participant in the councils of Vatican II, Metropolitan Hermaniuk lived through a time of change at the highest levels, illustrated by his papers. Spanning much of the twentieth century, the papers at the same time extraordinarily document life itself, especially during the last half of that century