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…

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…

Continuing MASI Media Work Regarding Ukraine

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In his continuing effort to get the truth out about the Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine, the founder of the Sheptytsky Institute and its P&D Kule Professor of Eastern Christian Theology and Spirituality, Fr. Andriy Chirovsky, spoke with KQTH 104.1 FM in Tucson, AZ, on August 29, 2014. The podcast is available at the link…

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

His Beatitude Sviatoslav meets with university-aged students at MASI.

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…

Visitation of His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Patriarch of Kyiv-Halych

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On Friday May 9, 2014, MASI will host its most esteemed alumnus, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, who studied in the MASI summer program as a newly ordained priest in 1995. 10 AM Moleben for the glorification of Metropolitan Andrey 10:30 AM Gathering with university students (all are welcome, not just our institute students!) For more information…

The Vatican II Decree on the Eastern Catholic Churches, Orientalium ecclesiarum, Fifty Years Later “CALL FOR PAPERS”

Patriarch Josyf Slipyj at the Council (Copyright Bishop Isidore Archive, Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada. Used with permission.)

Join us at a free conference organized by the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies:  The Vatican II Decree on the Eastern Catholic Churches, Orientalium ecclesiarum, Fifty Years Later   Friday, October 17 and Saturday October 18, 2014 at the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto  Keynote Speakers:  Brian Daley, SJ…

MASI Class – Visit to Gurdwara

Subdeacon Dr Brian, his students, and members of Ottawa's Sikh community

On March 14, students from the MASI course THO 3305, “Eastern Christianity and the Encounter with World Religions,” along with their instructor, SbDcn. Dr. Brian Butcher, visited Ottawa’s Sikh community. The visit included attendance at a worship service led by their young people; a question & answer session with leaders of the community; a tour…