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…

MASI February Lecture

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On Thursday, February 20th MASI was blessed to host a public lecture with Mr Carl Hétu, Director, CNEWA Canada. Mr Hétu presented on the plight of Christians in the Middle East: “Is it too Late for Christians in the Middle East?” About fifty individuals attended the talk, mostly Ottawa residents originally from the Middle East.…

Vol. 54, 3-4 (2013) Abstract

Articles A Synthesis of Traditions: Byzantine Catholics within Two Roman Catholic Religious Orders, Part I: Byzantine Franciscans in Pennsylvania Drew A. Stuart Abstract By means of original, on-site research, including personal interviews with the remaining members of the Byzantine Franciscan Friary of the Holy Dormition in Sybertsville, Pennsylvania, the author has begun to set down…