Introduction - I
When Austria took over, Maria Theresa (+1780) and especially her son, Joseph II (1780-1790), made a number of political changes and tried to adapt the boundaries of the deaneries to the political division of the territory. In 1772, in the Eparchy of Peremyshl there were the following deaneries and parishes:3

1. Balyhorod 41   17. Mushyna 46
2. Bich 39    18.  Nyzhankovyci 34
3. Bircha 47   19. Oleshyci 20
4. Dobromyl' 47   20. Porokhnyk 32
5. Drohobych 63   21. Peremyshl' 77
6. Duklja 28    22.  Sambir 42
7. Horodok 51   23. Sjanik 33
8. Jaroslav 43   24. Sudova Vyshnja 47
9. Jaslo 22    25.  Skolje 38
10. Javoriv 40    26.  Starasil' 54
11. Komarno 38   27. Staryj Sambir 40
12. Korosno 19   28. Stryj 52 
13. Lis'ko 26   29.  Tarnohorod 16
14. Ljubachiv 39   30. Vysochany 51
15. Mokrjany 48   31. Zatvirnycja 42
16. Mostys'ka 39   32. Zhukotyn 36
In 1772, the following deaneries and parishes were added to the Eparchy of
Peremyshl' from the Eparchy of Kholm: 4
From Kholm circle From Belz circle

1. Hrabovec' 24   1. Belz 31 
2. Horodlo 18   2. Bus'k 21 
3. Hrubeshiv 25   3. Potylych 30
4. Tyshivci 23   4. Sokal' 23 
5. Schebreshyn 20   5. Stojaniv  26
6. Zamostja 21   6. Stremil'che 9
        7.  Shchurovyci 13
        8.  Tartakiv 9
        9.  Tomashiv 24
        10.  Uljaniv 30 
        11.  Varenzh 27
On August 20, 1787, Bishop Rylo ceded seven deaneries to the Arch eparchy of L'viv: Busno, Horodok, Radekhiv, Skolje, Stryj, Stremil'che and Shchurovec', and Bishop Biljans'kyj of L'viv ceded three to the Eparchy of Peremyshl': Horozhanna, Kulykiv and Zhovkva5. About the same time the deaneries
of Krosno, Busk, Stojaniv, Stremilche and Shchurovec' were abolished 6.
On Nov. 8, 1782, Josyf 11 issued a decree that the smaller parishes were to be made filial churches and that the deaneries were to be reorganized according to the boundaries of the political districts. Two new deaneries were thus created, Ol'khovets'kyj and Ustricky7. In the Balyhorods'kyj Deanery, for example, from 40 parishes and 2 filial churches there were supposed to remain 20 parishes; In the Jaslys'kyj Deanery, from 20 parishes and 2 filial churches there were to remain 13 parishes; in the Sjanic'kyj deanery from 35 parishes there were to remain 16 parishes (4 were to be transferred to the new Ol'khovec'kyj Deanery 8. This seems not completely to have been put into practice, however.
Parishes were sometimes moved from one deanery to another. For example, in 1,786 in the Jaroslavs'kyj deanery there were registered 40 parishes of which 6 had been taken [ since 17841 from the Oleshyc'kyj Deanery, and 5 from the Peremys'kyj deanery.9
Parishes were occasionally transferred to other eparchies. At some time before 1786, five parishes [ Jarembina, Jakubiany, Kaminka, Litmanova and Solin, with the filial church of Krompy ] were taken from the Eparchy of Peremyshl' and given to the Eparchy of Mukachiv By [1836] they had been transferred to the Eparchy of Prjashiv.10
Often there is a discrepancy in the numbers reported. augmented by the fact that not all churches were parishes. and many of the priests were not pastors but administrators of chapels. According to a report in 1772 from Bishop Sheptyc'kyj to Nuncio J. Grampi there were 1,253 parishes in the Eparchy of Peremyshl'. Another report gives the number as 1,258 parishes, and states that in the period from acceptance of Union with Rome until 1772 there had been an increase of 133 parishes 11. In 1772,342 churches were added to the Eparchy of Peremyshl' from the Eparchy of Kholm 12. In the years 1773-l782 the number of churches in the Eparchy of Peremyshl' was given as 1,660. According to a report of August 12, 1786 the number was 1,547 parishes; there were 386 parishes vacant, of which 208 did not get a priest.13
From 1772 (year of the Austrian occupation of Halychyna and Kholm) until l809, the whole Zamojs'kyj Circle, consisting of the Deaneries of "Zamoscensis, Tornaszovensis, Grabovscensis, Szczebrzeszynensis, Hodlensis, Rubiszoviensis and Beizensis", formerly belonging to the Eparchy of Kholm, had been transferred to the Eparchy of Peremyshl'. After l809, only the Belz'kyj Deanery remained in the eparchy In 1809, the Tarnogrodensis Deanery was transferred to the Eparchy of Kholm .14
There are complete lists of the number of parishes of 1790-1795, l5 and of
the deaneries of 1794 with numbers of population 16, In 1794 there were 47
deaneries with a population of 577,282. These lists combined give us an image of
the eparchy in the years 1790- 1795:
 
Parishes - population

1. Balyhorod 41 6,358   14. Javoriv *38  24,087
2. Belz *17  12,513   15.  Kanchuga 12 6,312
3. Bich 25  13,001   16.  Komarno x 11,686
4. Bircha *36  14.123   17.  Kulykiv 26 11.494 
5. Dobromyl' 36 13,823   18. Lisko 25  7,647
6. Drohobych 56 27,689   19. Ljubachiv 25 16,732
7. Duklja 32  15,054   20.  Mokijany 35 19,619
8. Hrabovec' 20 8,105   21. Mostyska 36 14,387
9. Horodlo 15 6,206   22. Mushyna 34 14,594
10. Horolana 18 10,015   23. Nyzhankovyci 27 9,242
11. Hrubeshiv 22 9,740   24. Ol'khivci 19 6.600
12. Jaroslav 36 12,843   25. Oleshyci 12 8,688
13. Jaslys'ka 35 14,116   26. Potylych 21 17,825

27. Porokhnyk 22 7,156
28. Peremyshl' 45 20,496
29. Sambir 29  14.788 
30. Sjanik 32  12,201 
31. SudovaVyshnja 35 14,181
32. Sokal *10  5,875 
33. Stara Sil' 24 14,640
34. Staryj Sambir 35 20,460
35. Schebreshyn 14 4,585
36. Tamohorod 15 5,517
37. Tartakiv x 7,892
38. Tornashiv *17 5,001
39. Tyshivci 27 10,537
40. Uhniv 27  14,721
41. Ustriky 21  6.387 
42. Varenzh 19 6.899
43. Vysochany 23 12,177
44. Zamostja 16 6.920
45. Zatvarnycja x ?
46. Zhovkva 27 17,101
47. Zhukotyn' 27 17,050
x - not listed in the list of 1790-1795, but in the population list.
*- In the list of deaneries and parishes with number of parishes, not under the year 1790, but under 1791-1795.

There were usually 5-6 persons per family. For example: 17

      families   persons   persons per family
1. Balyhorod   1,545   6,168    5.9
2. Bircha   2,773   13,654   4.9 
3. Dukja   2,177   9,790   5.5 
4. Lisko   1,194   7.425   6.2 
5. Sjan'ik   2,246   11,884   5.3 
The dean did not always reside in the city for which the deanery was named. For example in the year 1784: 18

 
Name of deanery  residence

1. Balyhorod     Terka
2. Bircha     Terepcha
3. Dobromyl'     Jurechkova
4. Lisko     Monastyrec'
5. Sjan'ik     Chertezh
6. Ustriky     Ustijanova

Many cities and villages had churches, either main churches or filial churches. Besides, there existed a considerable number of localities without churches. For example: 19
Deanery     churches    localities  total
 

1. Balyhorod 42   8   50
2. Bircha 39    47    86 
3. Dobromyl' 40   10   50
4. Jaroslav 38   29   67
5. Jaslo 39    19    58 
6. Javoriv 40    16    56 
7. Lisko 31      38 
8. Mostyska 38   13   51
9. Nyzhankovychi 42   6   38
10. Ol'khivci 29   7   31
11. Porokhnyk 29   16   45
12. Peremyshl' 

city

37   80   45
13. Peremyshl' 

Zasanja

30   5   35
14. Sjan'ik 33   73   106
15. Sudova Vyshn'ja 34   11   45
16. Ustriky 29   4   33
17. Zatv'arnycja 38   13   51
The number of diocesan priests was continuously diminishing. Vacant parishes were administered by neighboring priests. or were reduced permanently to filial or dependent churches, which caused the actual number of parishes to diminish also. For example: 20
Pastors
Administrators 
diocesan 
religious 
total 
diocesan 
religious 
total 

1787 1,199 6 1,205  
21 
22 
1788 1,189 7 1,196  
19 
20 
1789 1,177 6 1,183  
19 
21 
1790 1,177 7 1,184  
19 
21 
1791 1,108 7 1,115  
24 
26 
1792 1,075 7 1,083  
1793 990 5 995  
35 
36 
1795 920 11 931  
29 
32 
Between the years 1787 and 1795 the total number of priests (some were neither pastors nor administrators) had decreased from 1,438 to 1,118. In some years more priests had died than had been ordained and a number of priests left Halychyna for other places outside Austria. Between November l, 1786 and November 1, 1787 there were 142 priests who left Halychyna22 .

By 1828 there were 39 deaneries -dekanaty - in the Eparchy of Peremyshl':

Balyhorods'kyj   Javorivs'kyj   Ol'khovec'kyj   Sudovovyshens'kyj
Belz'kyj   Kan'chuc'kyj    Oleshyc'kyj    Tartakivs'kyj
Birchans'kyj   Komarnjans'kyj   Peremys'kyj   Uhnivs'kyj
Byc'kyj   Kulykivskyj    Porokhnyc'kyj    Ustric'kyj
Dobromyl's'kyj   Lis'kyj   Potelyc'kyj   Varjazhs'kyj 
Drohobyc'kyj   Ljubachivs'kyj   Sambirs'kyj   Vysochans'kyj
Dukljans'kyj   Mokrjans'kyj   Sjanic'kyj   Zatvarnyc'kyj
Horozhans'kyj   Mostys'kyj   Sokal's'kyj   Zhovkivs'kyj
Jaroslavs'kyj   Mushyns'kyj   Starosambirs'kyj   Zhukotyns'kyj
Jaslys'kyj/ 

Korosnjans'kyj

  Nyzhankivs'kyj   Starosil's'kyj    
 

In 1843 the Korosn'jan's'kyj Deanery was separated from Jaslys'kyj, bringing the total number of deaneries to 40, and in 1875 the Tartakivs'kyj Deanery was suppressed, bringing to total back to 39.
In 1875, after considerable machination on the part of russophile clergy and politicians, especially of Markel Popel', a Catholic priest who became administrator of the eparchy in 1871, the Ukrainian Catholics were either latinized, converted to Orthodoxy, killed or driven out of the territory of the former Catholic See, which "accepted" union with Moscow. Glinka quotes Likowski thus: " incorporated into the Orthodox Church were 204 priests, 40 of whom were from Halychyna and 160 were students from the eparchial seminary of Kholm and 250,000 faithful."
"The data could be made more complete by adding that 66 priests remained faithful to Catholicity and were expelled or fled to Halychyna, 74 priests were deported or imprisoned and 7 priests were killed. As for the faithful, 108 were killed, and 600 were deported in the region of Kherson and Yekaterinoslav and 40 families made destitute..." 23 Glinka states that the additional data are incomplete

[and therefore understated]. In 1875 there was an influx of priests coming from the Eparchy of Kholm to the Eparchy of Peremyshl'.
In [1879], 37 priests are listed as coming to the eparchy from Kholm 24.
with assignments: (16)

Oleksander Filevych    Ivan Macijevych
Konstantyn Hrushkevych   Julijan Mal'chyns'kyj
Mykhaylo Harasovs'kyj    Romuald Mosevych
Teofil' Harasovs'kyj    Lev Panasyns'kyj
Nestor Horoshevych    Mykola Sebovych
Josyf Lypyns'kyj    Mykhaylo Shelemetko
Vasyl' Lebedyns'kyj    Omeljan Vlasevych
Semen Lonc'kyj    Oleksander Zatkalyk
        without assignments: (20)

Omeljan Bankovs'kyj Oleksander Macijevych Volodymyr Mosevych
Josafat Frankovs'kyj Ivan Mazanovs'kyj Mykola Nazarevych 
Julijan Hrushkevych Kornylij Mosevych Amvrosij Setnyc'kyj 
Zygmunt Karpovych Ivan Mosevych Oleksander Shulakevych 
Antin Lavrysevych Mykhaylo Mosevych Adol'f Vasylevs'kyj 
Josyf Levyc'kyj Mykhaylo Mosevych  Sevastijan Vasylevs'kyj
Josyf Lityns'kyj   Omeljan Zaremba 
After World War I, there was a drastic rearrangement of the deaneries in which the parishes were divided in more close alignment with the political povits than' they had been before the war. 30 of the former deaneries remained. although many of the parishes were taken to form new deaneries. 23 new deaneries were created and 9 former deaneries were suppressed. One more new deanery was created in [1930].
Deaneries which remained

Balyhorods'kyj   Kulyklvs'kyj   Sokal's'kyj
Belz'kyj    Lis'kyj   Starosambirs'kyj
Birchans'kyj   Ljubachivs'kyj   Starosil's'kyj
Dobromyl's'kyj   Mostys'kyj   Sudovovyshens'kyj
Drohobyc'kyj   Mushyns'kyj   Uhnivs'kyj
Dukljans'kyj   Nyzhankivs'kyj   Ustric'kyj
Jaroslavs'kyj   Peremys'kyj   Varjazhs'kyj
Javorivs'kyj   Porokhnyc'kyj   Vysochans'kyj
Komarnjans'kyj   Sambirs'kyj   Zhovkivs'kyj
Korosnjans'kyj   Syanic'kyj   Zhokotyns'kyj
 
Deaneries created
Boryslavs'kyj 
Bukivs'kyj 
Chesanivs'kyj 
Dynivs'kyj 
Horlyc'kyj 
Hrybivs'kyj 
Krakowec'kyj 
Lezhajs'kyj 
Ljutovys'kyj 
Luchans'kyj 
Lupkivs'kyj 
Medyc'kyj 
Menynyc'kyj 
Nemyri'vs'kyj 
Pidbuzhs'kyj 
Radymnjans'kyj 
Ravs'kyj 
Rudec'kyj 
Rymanivs'kyj 
Sinjavs'kyj 
Tisnjans'kyj 
Turchans'kyj 
Volykomostens'kyj
Deaneries suppressed
Byc'kyj 
Horozhans'kyj 
Jaslys'kyj 
Kanchuc'kyj 
Mokrjans'kyj 
Ol'khovec'kyj 
Oleshyc'kyj 
Potelyc'kyj 
Zatvarnyc'kyj
Deanery created in [1930]
Rozluc'kyj
In 1934, 9 deaneries were taken from the Eparchy of Peremyshl' to form the
Apostolic Administration of Lemkivshchyna:

Bukivs'kyj 11 parishes   Korosnjans'kyj 7 parishes
Dukljans'kyj 17 parishes   Mushyns'kyj 18 parishes
Dynivs'kyj 10 parishes   Rymanivs'kyj 16 parishes
Horlyckyj 18 parishes   Sjanic'kyj 14 parishes
Hrybivs'kyj 10 parishes  
According to the Shematism of Peremyshl' [1994], there are 7 deaneries in the Eparchy of Peremyshl', which was restored in 1991.

El'blonz'kyj 13 parishes
Olshtyns'kyj 19 parishes
Koshalins'kyj 20 parishes
Krakivs'ko-Krynyc'kyj  l5 parishes
 

Peremys'kyj 24 parishes
Vroclavs'kyj 13 parishes
Zelenohirs'kyj 2 parishes
Seven former deaneries of the Eparchy of Peremyshl' belonged after World War II to the Archeparchy of L'viv according to the Shematism of L'viv [1991].
When the Eparchy of Sambir/Drohobych was created in 1992, the new eparchy
was made up of the southeastern deaneries formerly belonging to the Eparchy of
Peremyshl'.
The northeastern deaneries formerly belonging to the Eparchy of Peremyshl' have been divided between the Archeparchy of L'viv and the newly created Eparchy of Zboriv.

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