MASI Student Tom Hrywna Ordained to the Diaconate


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


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…

Fr. Andriy Chirovsky Speaks About Ukraine and About the Meaning of Christmas

On December 16, 2014 The “Daily Double” radio program on Tucson, AZ, radio station KVOI 1013 AM featured an hour-long conversation with MASI Founder, Fr. Andriy Chirovsky. The program, hosted by Chris DeSimone, features a daily extended interview with one guest. Fr. Andriy has been the featured guest before. This time the MASI professor was asked to speak about the current situation in Ukraine, after it has largely fallen out of the attention of the Mass Media. He was also asked to speak about Christmas, focusing not only on folk customs among Ukrainians, but more importantly on the theology of the Incarnation and pastoral approaches to a proper appropriation of the festivities of the Christmas Season. The recording of the program is available here:


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Report: Religion in the Ukrainian Public Square – An Analysis of the EuroMaidan and Its Aftermath

Fr. Peter Galadza, Mr. George Weigel, Fr. Andriy Chirovsky

Religion in the Ukrainian Public Square – An Analysis of the EuroMaidan and Its Aftermath November 15, 2014 University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto Organized by the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies On November 15, 2014, the Sheptytsky Institute sponsored an all-day international conference at the University of…

Ukrainian Lessons for the West – The Maidan revolution can help us relearn the core principles of Western democracy


Source: National Review Online By George Weigel EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is adapted from remarks delivered at “Religion in the Ukrainian Public Square: An Analysis of the EuroMaidan and Its Aftermath,” a conference sponsored by the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies and held at the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, on…