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

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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…

Sheptytsky Institute Co-publisher of Groundbreaking Biography

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Fr. Athanasius McVay, a Canadian Ukrainian Catholic who has spent years working in the Vatican archives, has just published his long-awaited biography of Bishop Nykyta Budka. The Sheptytsky Institute was pleased to be the co-publisher along with the Eparchy of Edmonton. The 614-page book is meticulously researched and illustrated with rare photographs. “With this publication, Fr. McVay has established himself…

Report – The Vatican II Decree on the Eastern Churches – Orientalium ecclesiarum – Fifty Years Later

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The Vatican II Decree on the Eastern Churches – Orientalium ecclesiarum –Fifty Years Later October 17-18, 2014 University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto Organized by The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies Co-sponsored by The Catholic Near East Welfare Association Centre for Research on the Second Vatican Council in…

Persecution Has a Face

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Please join us to hear testimonies of persecuted Christians and to discover how you can come alongside those suffering for their faith. Wednesday, November 19, 2014 7:00 pm Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies Auditorium, G203, Saint Paul University 223 Main Street, Ottawa Speaker: Rev. Peter Jardine Rector of the Parish of St. Matthew the…

A Busy Summer for MASI Associates!

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Visit of Patriarch Sviatoslav to Ottawa May 8-9, 2014   Symposium 2014 Ukrainian Orthodoxy in the Global Family of Orthodox Churches: Past, Present and Future May 8-10, 2014 held at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto  Interfaith Service 70th Anniversary of the Forced Deportation of Ukraine’s Crimean Tatars Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Toronto May 31,…

English Edition of CHRIST OUR PASCHA, the Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, Soon to Go to Print

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The Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church is the first of the Eastern Catholic Churches to publish its own catechism, Christ our Pascha. The catechism is not dependent upon theCatechism of the Catholic Church (1992), like all of the other catechisms published by various national bishops conferences throughout the Catholic World. Its structure is entirely different and it…

Conference: Religion in the Ukrainian Public Square – An Analysis of the Euromaidan and its Aftermath

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Join Us for an International Conference at the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto Carr Hall, 100 St. Joseph Street (near Queen’s Park Crescent)   RELIGION in the Ukrainian PUBLIC SQUARE: An ANALYSIS of the EuroMaidan and Its AFTERMATH SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014 Organized by the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian…

2014 MASI Summer Courses in Ottawa

(Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies) Sheptytsky Institute Summer Intensive Program Courses run July 7 – 12; 14 – 18; exam is on July 19 (2 weeks) THO 3322 – Byzantine Eucharistic Liturgies (Prof. Very Rev. Dr. P. Galadza) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm THO 3319 – Eastern Christian Doctrine I: Trinity, Christ…

MASI Participates in Meeting between Prime Minister and Patriarch

Meeting with His Beatitude Sviatoslav and Prime Minister Harper (L-R: Rev Dr Roman Lobay, Pastor, St Nicholas Parish, Toronto, Fr Alexander Laschuk, Former MASI Director, Very Rev Dr Peter Galadza, MASI Director, Ambassador Dr Andrew Bennett, MASI Alumnus and Ambassador of Religious Freedom, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Patriarch of Kyiv-Halych, Minister Jason Kenney, Minister of Multiculturalism, Mr Paul Grod, President, Ukrainian Canadian Congress and MASIF Director, His Excellency Vladyka Stefan, Eparchial Bishop of Toronto and Eastern Canada)

On Thursday May 8, 2014, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Patriarch of Kyiv-Halych and all Rus’-Ukraine, Head and Father of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, flew to Ottawa for a day of political encounters, including a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Mr Harper and Patriarch Sviatoslav discussed the current situation in Ukraine for fifteen minutes. Present…

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Visits MASI

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His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Patriarch of Kyiv-Halych and all Rus-Ukraine, father and head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, visited Saint Paul University and the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute as part of his canonical visitation of the Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada. This visitation occurred on May 9, 2014. His Beatitude arrived at MASI and celebrated…