UGCC Theologians Meet to Continue Growth of Scholarly Endeavors

Ottawa Colloquium Participants in Chapel of Holy Spirit Seminary
Front row, left to right: Fr. Andriy Onuferko, (Sheptytsky Institute), Fr. Ivan Kaszczak, (Stamford Eparchy), Fr. Richard Soo, (New Westminster Eparchy), Mrs. Roma Hayda (Ukr. Patriarchal Society), Dr. Adam DeVille (University of St. Francis), Dr. Suzette Brémault-Phillips (University of Alberta), Fr. Gregory Zubacz (Fresno Pacific University), Fr. Stephen Wojcichowsky (Sheptytsky Institute), Fr. Andriy Chirovsky (Sheptytsky Institute, Convenor)
Back Row, left to right: Fr. Michael Winn (Rector, Holy Spirit Seminary),Dr. Andrew Sorokowski (Pres., Patriarchal Society) Dr. Brian Butcher (Sheptytsky Institute), Mr. Ihor Hayda, Dr. Daniel Galadza (University of Vienna), Anatolij Babinskyj (Editor, Patriarkhat Magazine, Lviv), Fr. Roman Rytsar (Sheptytsky Institute), Fr. Alexander Laschuk (Sheptytsky Institute), Fr. Myroslav Tataryn (University of St. Jerome), Dr. Jaroslav Skira (Toronto School of Theology), Fr. Peter Galadza (Acting Director, Sheptytsky Institute), Fr. Yuriy Avvakumov (University of Notre Dame)

By Adam DeVille, University of St. Francis Nearly two-dozen theologians, thinkers, and writers of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church (UCGG) from across North America gathered from May 8-10, 2015 in Ottawa to plan future endeavors, including a new scholarly society. Meeting at Holy Spirit Seminary in Canada’s capital, leading thinkers from across North America met at…

Ukrainian Catholic Delegation Visits Apostolic Nuncio to Canada

Left to right: Anatoliy Babynskyi, editor of Patriarkhat magazine (L’viv), Fr. Andriy Chirovsky, Sheptytsky Institute (Ottawa), Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio, Fr. Michael Winn, Rector, Holy Spirit Seminary (Ottawa), Dr. Andrew Sorokowski, President of the Ukrainian Patriarchal Society (Washington, DC) Photo: Robert Ryan

On Friday, May 8, 2015, just before the beginning of the Sheptytsky Institute’s Ottawa Colloquium on the Future of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church in North America, a delegation visited the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, to inform him on the situation in Ukraine. The conversation was cordial but forthright; the various Ukrainian Catholic leaders emphasizing…

Logos Vol. 55, 3-4 (2014) Abstract

Editorial Good and Bad News Regarding the Conflict in Ukraine: A Revolution of Dignity and an Ecumenism of Engagement Andriy Chirovsky (289) Articles Patrology, Ecology, and Eschatology: Looking Forward to the Future of the Planet by Looking Back to the Fathers of the Church Oleh Kindiy (303) Abstract Nearly a half-century ago in an infamous…

Logos Vol. 55, 1-2 (2014) Abstract

In Lieu of an Editorial Address of His Beatitude Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) at the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, May 2, 2014 Articles The Transfiguration of Rights: A Proposal for Orthodoxy’s Appropriation of Rights Language Christopher Brenna Abstract The article, building on very recent Orthodox political theology, especially that of Aristotle Papanikolaou and Pantelis…

MASI Student Tom Hrywna Ordained to the Diaconate

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On Saturday, March 28, 2015 at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church in Toronto, Ontario, at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Lazarus Saturday, Bishop John (Pazak) ordained Subdeacon Tom Hrywna to the Diaconate. Participating in this service was Very Rev. Bohdan Bilinsky (Protosyncellus) and Very Rev. John Tataryn (Pastor), Fr. Peter Galadza (Acting Director, MASI), plus…

Fr. Andriy Chirovsky Addresses First Sobor of the Eparchy of St. Volodymyr the Great in Paris

MASI alumnus Fr. Yuiry Shchurko delivers biblical reflections to the Sobor.

(Chevetogne, Belgium) The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Volodymyr the Great in Paris was established as an exarchate (a temporary structure) in 1960. Its jurisdiction covers five countries: France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. Since 2012 it has been headed by Bishop Borys Gudziak, a former MASI professor, who taught in several of the…

Feast of Saint Maron at MASI

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On Monday, February 9, 2015, the feast of Saint Maron, the newly ordained Fr. Anthony Joseph Alles presided at the celebration of the Holy Eucharist (Qurbono) in the Maronite Rite in the Sheptytsky Institute Chapel of Saints Joachim and Anna. Abouna Anthony is a member of the Maronite Monastery in Beaverton, Oregon and is currently…

Our New Choral Ensemble: The Sheptytsky Institute Choir!

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The Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies at Saint Paul University has created a mixed choir of males and females open to anyone, from early teens to seniors. It is led by renowned conductor and musician, Maestro Uwe Lieflander, of the Sacred Music Society. The main emphasis is a liturgical repertoire in English and Ukrainian. The choir will sing locally and also hopefully…

Theophany 2015

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The staff and students of MASI were able to celebrate the Feast of the Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, January 19, 2015 (Old Calendar). We started with the Festal Matins served in the Institute’s chapel of Sts. Joachim and Anna, followed by the Divine Liturgy, followed by a procession to the Rideau River, just behind…