EXPLANATIONS, SPECIAL SIGNS AND ABBREVIATIONS
GENERAL

*        Years which are enclosed in brackets e.g. [1879], refer to the year of the shematism in which the information was found. It should be understood, therefore. that the actual year is frequently a year earlier, so that 1879] usually means 1878. because of the lapse of time between the collection of the information and the time of printing.

PARISHES

*        With regard to information about the dates when churches were built, the churches which existed in [1939] (or [1936] for those who went to Lemkivshchyna) are first given, followed by whatever information I could find about earlier churches. A great number of these churches were only the last of a long succession of wooden churches, which were vulnerable to fire and Other disasters, and should not be understood as being the first Ukrainian. Catholic churches in the city or village Unfortunately. much information about churches earlier than the 17th century seems to he irretrievably lost. When there is a discrepancy in the reporting of the years for the building of a church, they are written with a slash - earliest/latest, e.g. 1876/80.
*        Information as to canonical visitations has been included only when it serves as an indication to the existence of an earlier church. More extensive information On visitations in the 19th century and sometimes in the 18th century can be found in the [1899] shematism. For the 20th century, this information is not included in the shematisms.

PRIESTS

*        Priests were not designated as married (mar.). widower (wid.) or celibate (eel.) until [1858]. Therefore [1858] is the earliest year in which it is noted that a married priest's wife had died After that time, the year given in the column for this information is the first year in which he is designated as a widower rather than as a married priest.
*        In the column for the assignments for the priests, their chief positions in the eparchy are listed chronologically It was not possible to include civil appointments, military awards, literary works or honorary titles. Work outside the eparchy is sometimes included in order to give a more complete idea of the life work of each priest, especially for the later priests who went to Diaspora.
*        Parish assignments were pastor, unless otherwise noted, temporary administrator (adm.), administrator of local chapel (adm. ch.), assistant (ass't) or independent assistant, also known as cooperator "expostius" (coop.). Other assignments, such as eparchial curia positions, professor, army chaplain. etc. are specified as necessary The category of administrators of chapels was eliminated in 1886.
*        In the alphabetical lists for religious priests, the monastery in which the priest resided is marked with the sign · For instance if a priest was reported in the shematisms as being at the monastery in Drohobych for the years 1879 (a definite appointment) until [1886] (notice of his residence there, in the shematism of that year), it would appear as follows: ·Drohobych 1879-[ 1886]. A note of warning - the personal information in the shematisms for religious priests:. especially in the earlier books, is very inexact, the dates on these lists are the ones most frequently given for births and ordinations.


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