Director’s Blog

Surprises in a 16th Century Ukrainian Wedding (Event)

Surprises in a Sixteenth-Century Ukrainian Wedding Rite – When the Old Becomes Modern Thursday, May 19, 2016 – 7:00 pm 3-58 Pembina Hall, University Alberta Sponsored by Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies University of Alberta Contact: 780-492-2026 Fr. Peter Galadza will analyze the wedding rite found in a sixteenth-century western Ukrainian euchology (trebnyk, or book…

Perspectives on a Common Date for Easter?

Salt and Light TV – In May of 2014, Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church sent a letter to Pope Francis. In it he expressed his desire to establish a single date for all Christian Churches to celebrate Easter. Since the 16th century the Catholic and Orthodox churches have used different calendars to calculate…

Греко-католицький інститут в Канаді запропонував 5 тез для зустрічі Папи Франциска та Патріарха Кирила

Інститут Східно-християнських досліджень ім. митрополита Андрея Шептицького в Університеті Святого Павла в Оттаві (Канада) виступив із заявою щодо запланованої зустрічі Патріарха Кирила з Папою Франциском на Кубі. У тексті, підписаному виконавчим директором інституту протоєреєм Петром Галадзою, запланована зустріч розглядається як можливість для Папи Римського порушити низку важливих питань, які ось уже більше ніж двадцять років…

MASI Alumni Priests in the USA

During the Inter-eparchial Clergy Conference for the four Ukrainian Catholic eparchies of the United States, in Chicago October 20-23, 2015, several of the Sheptytsky Institute’s priest alumni decided to hold a brief impromptu reunion with their professor, Fr. Andriy Chirovsky and to fix the moment in history by posing together for a photograph. While certainly…

MASI Class – Visit to Gurdwara

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

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.…