Academic Collaborators

With expertise in Eastern Christian Studies

Gregory Bloomquist, Gospels, Rhetoric (ancient and modern), Hellenistic Judaism, Greek (Associate Professor)

 

Academic Collaborators, Past and Present

Rev. Prof. Jobe Abbass is a full professor in the Faculty of Canon Law at Saint Paul University in Ottawa and is a specialist in Eastern and Comparative Canon Law. He taught THO 3323 Canonical Tradition of the Christian East (Fall 2005).

Rev. Prof. Taras Barscevki is a Ukrainian Catholic priest from Yugoslavia, and studied at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He has taught Scripture courses in our summer program in Univ, Ukraine (1998, 1999, 2003 and 2005).

Rev. Prof. Stefan Batruch was working on his Ph.D. in the area of spiritual theology and was administrator of the Ukrainian-Catholic Parish in Lublin, Poland while lecturing for two summers at Ukrainian Catholic University. He taught THO 2144 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Spirituality: Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Renewal Movements (Summer 2001) and THO 2144 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Spirituality: Liturgical Foundations of Eastern Christian Spirituality (Summer 2002).

Rev. Prof. François E. Beyrouti  received a B.Th. in Eastern Christian Studies from the Sheptytsky Institute. He complete an M.A., L.Th., and Ph.D., in Theology (Biblical Studies) at Saint Paul University and is a Melkite Priest. He taught THO 6392 The History of Eastern Christian Institutions, Movements, Persons: The Eastern Catholic Churches at Vaticall II (Winter 2014), THO 3301 Hermeneutics and Exegesis in Eastern Christianity (Fall 2000 and Fall 2003).

Rev. Prof. Stephàne Bigham is an Orthodox priest, serving the francophone community in Montreal. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Montreal. Prof. Bigham has taught THO 2134 The Seven Ecumenical Councils (Fall 1995) and THO 2181 Eastern Christian Spirituality (Fall 1997).

Rev. Prof. Ihor Boyko received his D.Th.M. from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome in the area of Moral Theology. He taught THO 2145 Selected Topics in the Moral Tradition of the Christian East 1: Bioethics in Eastern Christian Perspective in the Univ summer program (Summer 2007)

Rev. Prof. Yuriy Bokyo did doctoral studies at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and was a professor in the summer program at Ukrainian Catholic University teaching THO 2197 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Doctrinal Tradition 1: Credo – the Historical Context and Theological Articulation of the Creed (Summer 2007).

Prof. Brian Butcher has a PhD in Theology from Saint Paul University (Eastern Christian Studies) and is a subdeacon in the Ukrainian Catholic Church. He has been a full-time lecturer at Saint Paul University since 2011. In that time he has taught THO 6352 Studies in Eastern Christianity: Women in the Eastern Christian Traditions (Fall 2013), THO 2130 Foundations of Eastern Christian Theology (Fall 2012, Fall 2013), THO 3305 Eastern Christianity and the Encounter with World Relgions (Winter 2014), THO 3322 Byzantine Eucharistic Liturgies (Summer 2011 and Winter 2013), THO 3309 Contemporary Moral Issues in Eastern Christian Theology (Winter 2012), THO 3347 Byzantine Liturgy of the Hours and Liturgical Year (Winter 2012), THO 3324 Introduction to Eastern Christian Ethics (Winter 2013), THO 6375 Foundational Texts in Eastern Christian Church History (Winter 2013), THO 6377 Foundational Texts in EC Liturgical History (Fall 2011), and THO 6376/6359 Foundational Texts in EC Spirituality (Winter 2012, Fall 2012). In addition, Dr. Butcher has taught several courses for the Western side of the Faculty of Theology.

Prof. Catherine Clifford is a full professor and the Director of the Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Theology of Saint Paul University who received her doctoral degree in theology from University of Saint Michael’s College in Toronto, Ontario. She taught THO 6350 Contemporary Theology I: Vatican II:  Did Anything Happen? (Winter 2010).

Prof. Adam Deville is a subdeacon of the Ukrainian Catholic Church and associate professor at University of Saint Francis as well as the editor of our journal, Logos, A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies. He received a PhD from Saint Paul University (Eastern Christian Studies) in 2008. He taught THO 3316 Ecclesiology and East-West Ecumenism (Summer 2010).

Prof. Heather Eaton has a Doctorate in Theology and Ecology from University of Saint Michael’s College in Toronto. She is a full professor in the Conflict Studies program at Saint Paul University and has taught one course at the Graduate level: THO 6352 Studies in Eastern Christianity/Spirituality:  Methods; Relationships with the Human Sciences (Fall 2007).

Prof. Elias El-Hayek has a Doctorate in Utroque Iure from St. John Lateran University and has taught two courses at the graduate level: THO 6392 History of Eastern Christian Person: Ephraim the Syrian & Syraic Theology (Winter 2001), and THO 2186 Canonical Tradition of the Christian East (Winter 2003).

Prof. Andriy Fedun, the Rev. Monk Alipiy, taught THO 3310 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Spirituality II:  The Jesus Prayer – The History of its Development and Theology at our summer program in Univ, Ukraine (Summer 2010).

Prof. Barbara Frank is a doctoral candidate in the interdisciplinary field of bioethics at the Université de Montréal and was the lecturer for THO 3309 Contemporary Moral Issues in Eastern Theology (Fall 2005).

Bishop Borys Gudziak received a degree in theology from Rome’s Urbaniana University in 1983 and then returned to America, where he earned a doctorate in Slavic and Byzantine Cultural History from Harvard University in 1992. In 1995 he received a licentiate degree in Eastern theology from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. He taught in 1992 and 1995 at the Mount Tabor summer program in California.

Prof. Verna Harrison has a Doctorate in Historical Theology from Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley CA, and was sessional lecturer for THO 2133 Early Christian Interpretation of Psalms (Winter 2002).

Rev. Prof. Michael Hryniuk has a Doctorate from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and taught THO 2144 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Spirituality: Faith Development and Christian Identity, at our summer program in Ottawa (Summer 2005).

Rev. Prof. Robert A. Hutcheon is a medical doctor and was the first student to complete a doctorate in Eastern Christian Theology at the Sheptytsky Institute. He has since returned to teach THO 6381 Contemporary Eastern Theology: Health and Healing in the Byzantine Tradition.

Rev. John A. Jillions is the Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America since late 2011.  He was an Associate Professor at the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies at St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada.  Previously he was an archpriest of the Archdiocese of Canada of the Orthodox Church in America, and served as dean of Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral in Ottawa, Canada until 2009.

Prof. L. Kamperidis studied at the University of Montreal and taught THO 6387 Issues in Eastern Christian Liturgical History: Byzantine Liturgy Under Ottoman Rule (Winter 2001).

Prof. Charles Kannengiesser, is a specialist in Athanasius the Great and in patristic exegesis. He taught THO 6379 Issues in Eastern Christian Hermeneutics and Exegesis: Patristic Exegesis – Alexandrian School (Winter 2000 and Winter 2001).

Prof. Oleh Kindiy, a faculty member of Theology at Ukrainian Catholic University, taught THO 2137a Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Thought I:  The Golden Age of Patristic Thought – from Origen to Maximus the Confessor at our summer program in Univ, Ukraine (Summer 2010).

Rev. Prof. Pavlos Koumarianos received his Ph.D. in Theology in 1996 from the Pontifical Institute of History and Theology of the Eastern Churches in Rome with a specialization in liturgics and is working on his second Ph.D. at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He taught THO 2144 The Contribution of Maximus the Confessor at the summer program in Orangeville (Summer 2002). He was a sessional lecturer for THO 6376 Mystical-Ascetical Approaches to Eastern Christian Studies: The Spiritual-Theological Legacy of Maximos the Confessor (Winter 2003).

Rev. Prof. Orest, Studite Monk Oleh Kozak, taught THO 3325 Theology and Spirituality of Icons at our summer program in Univ, Ukraine (Summer 2011).

Prof. Andrii Krawchuk was a full-time professor specializing in Ukrainian and Eastern Church History from 1998 until 2004. He taught a number of graduate courses: THO 6375 Ethnoreligious Conflict in the Christian East (Fall 2003); THO 7286/7686 Research Seminar: The Use and Abuse of “Historical Truth” (Fall 2002 and Winter 2003); THO 6375 Women in Christian East (Fall 2001); THO 6375 Theological and Historical Approaches to Eastern Christian Studies (Fall 2000); THO 7285/7685 Ethnoreligious Conflict: Towards a Responsible Theology of Reconciliation / Le Conflict Ethno-Religieux: vers une Théologie Responsible de la Réconciliation (Research Seminar) (Fall 1999 and Winter 2001). He also taught the following undergraduate courses: THO 3324 Introduction to Eastern Christian Ethics (Winter 2004 and Fall 2000); THO 2138 The Ukrainian Churches in North America (Fall 2001 and Winter 1999); THO 2134 The Seven Ecumenical Councils in Eastern Christian Tradition (Winter 2002 and Winter 1999); THO 2139 Patristic Moral Tradition (Winter 2002 and Fall 1998); THO 2135 The Eastern Christian Churches in the Second Millennium (Winter 2001); THO 2178 History of the Ukrainian Church (Winter 2000 and Fall 2002)

Prof. Yakiv Krekhovetsky specializes in Pneumatology, Faith and Science, Byzantine and East-Slavic iconography. He taught THO 2196 The Theology and Spirituality of Icons at our summer program in Univ, Ukraine (Summer 1999).

Prof. Danylo Kuc is a doctoral student in the Eastern Christian Studies program here at the Sheptytsky Institute. He taught THO 3322 Byzantine Eucharistic Liturgies (Winter 2004).

Rev. Prof. Ihor Kutash is a Ukrainian Orthodox priest from the Montreal area. He has a doctorate from McGill University and specializes in Eastern Orthodox ethics and 18th century East-Slavic philosophy. He taught THO 2119 Selected Topics in the Practice of the Church I:  Eastern Christian Pastoral Theology (Winter 2013), THO 2130 Sources of Holy Tradition (Fall 1998, Winter 2001), THO 2149 East-West Ecumenism and Ecclesiology (Fall 2002), THO 6392 The History of Eastern Christian Institutions, Movements, Persons: Hyrhorii Skovoroda: A Secular Monk (Jan. 2004), THO 3308 Patristic Moral Tradition (Winter 2005, Fall 2007, Fall 2010, Fall 2013), THO 3309 Contemporary Moral Issues in Eastern Theology (Winter 2009), and THO 3324 Introduction to Eastern Christian Ethics (Winter 2010).

Rev Prof. Michael Kwiatkowski was the Spiritual Director at Holy Spirit Seminary in Ottawa and holds a doctorate in canon law and degrees in theology and philosophy. He taught THO 2309  Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Canonical Tradition I: A Revolution Waiting to Happen: Lay Participation and the Eastern Code (Summer 2007) and THO 6352 Studies in Eastern Christianity:  The Millennium of the Laity:  The Emerging Role of the Laity in the Mission of the Church (Fall 2008).

Rev. Alexander Laschuk is a priest of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada and the current director of the Sheptytsky Institute. He is a doctoral student in canon law at Saint Paul University and has worked on marriage, penal, and canonization tribunals. He has taught THO 3316 Ecclesiology and East-West Ecumenism (Winter 2014), THO 3323 Canonical Tradition of the Christian East (Fall 2011).

Rev. Dr. Douglas LeClair is a priest of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg. He holds a doctorate in Canon Law and has many years of experience in chancery and tribunals, the latter in both first instance and appellate. He is a published author of a number of articles and one book. He continues to serve as parish priest for a number of rural Manitoba parishes.  He has taught THO 3323 Canonical Tradition of the Christian East (Fall 2008).

Bishop Hlib Lonchyna is a Studite hieromonk who completed his doctorate in liturgy at the Papal Urbanian University and at the Papal Oriental Institute in 2001. His field of expertise includes Byzantine-Slav liturgy and musicology as well as the Psalter. He taught in our summer program in Univ, Ukraine (1998). He was consecrated bishop in 2002.

Rev. Prof. Maxym Lysack is the pastor of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Mission in Ottawa and Chaplain at University of Ottawa. He was a sessional lecturer for THO 2181 Eastern Christian Spirituality (Winter 2001), THO 2130 Sources of Holy Tradition: Foundations of Eastern Christian Theology (Fall 2002), THO 2137 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Thought I (Summer 2007), THO 3303 The Seven Ecumenical Councils in Eastern Christian Tradition (Winter 2012), THO 3318 Eastern Christian Spirituality (Fall 2003, Winter 2007, Summer 2009, Winter 2010, Fall 2012), and THO 6376/6359 Foundational Texts in Eastern Christian Spirituality (Winter 2011).

Prof. Jonas Maksim taught THO 2144 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Spirituality I:  The Distinctive Features of “Spiritual Theology” at our summer program in Univ, Ukraine (Summer 2009).

Prof. Robert Marko has a doctorate in theology from Duquesne University and is a professor of Theology at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He taught THO 3324 Introduction to Eastern Christian Ethics at our summer program in Orangeville, Ontario (Summer 2004).

Prof. Mary Marrocco, has a Ph.D. from St. Michael’s College in Toronto and has been a sessional lecturer for THO 2130 Sources of Holy Tradition (Fall 1996), THO 2144 The Examples of Holy Persons as a Paradigm for Contemporary Work Among the Poor (Orangeville, Summer 2001), THO 6380 Patristic Theology: Patristic Texts on Holiness and Poverty (Winter 2003), and for THO 2144 Eastern Christian Spirituality: the Church Fathers (Winter 2005). Her field of expertise includes: systematic theology, divinization (theosis), Augustine and the appropriation of his thought in the East.

Prof. Volodymyr Mezentsev is a specialist in Ukrainian Christian archeology and has held three postdoctoral fellowships in North America. He taught THO 6387 Issues in Eastern Christian Liturgical History: Byzantine and Ukrainian Church Architecture (Winter 2000) and THO 2306 Byzantine and East Slavic Architecture in Ukraine (Summer 2000).

Rev. Prof. Andrew Morbey is a priest of the Orthodox Church in America. He holds a M.Div. from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and a M.Th. from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. He has expertise in Syriac studies, Eastern Orthodoxy in North America and Byzantine Liturgy. He taught THO 2140 Contemporary Moral Issues in Eastern Theology (Winter 1998), THO 2182 Eastern Christian Doctrine I: Trinity, Christ, Spirit (Fall 2000), and THO 2148 Eastern Christian Doctrines II: Theological Anthropology, Soteriology, Eschatology (Winter 2000 & Fall 2002).

Bishop David Motiuk, former rector of Holy Spirit Seminary, and now Bishop for the Eparchy of Edmonton holds a doctorate in Eastern Canon Law from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. He has taught THO 2186 Canonical Tradition of the Eastern Churches (Winter 1997 and Fall 1999), THO 2309 Selected Topics in the Canonical Tradition of the Eastern Churches: Canon Law for Eastern Catholic Parish Administration (Winter 1997), as well as THO 6176 Sources of Byzantine Canon Law (Winter 2000). He is also a frequent lecturer with Saint Paul University’s Faculty of Canon Law.

Prof. Andriy Mykhaleyko teaches in the Faculty of Philospohy and theology at Ukrainian Catholic University. He taught THO 2138 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian History 1: The Churches of the Byzantine Tradition: Past, Present, Ecumenical Inititatives in the summer program in Ukraine (Summer 2008).

Rev. Prof. Andrew T. Onuferko was in administration at the Sheptytsky Institute starting in 1996 and was Acting Director from 2003 to 2006. He has taught a number of graduate and undergraduate courses including: THO 2130 Foundations of Eastern Christian Theology (Winter 2008), THO 2131 General Introduction to the Eastern Churches (Winter 2008, Winter 2009, Summer 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013), THO 2138 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian History I: Sources for the Study of the Early History of the Church of Kyiv (Ukraine), X – XIII Century (Summer 2006), THO 3317 History of the Ukrainian Church (Winter 2006, Winter 2009, Fall 2011), THO 2133 The Byzantine Lectionary: Structure and Theology (Summer 2003), THO 2306 The Byzantine Lectionary: Theology and Structure (Winter 2003), THO 2132 Hermeneutics and Exegesis in Eastern Christianity (Winter 1998), THO 6379 Issues in Eastern Christian Hermeneutics and Exegesis (Winter 2004, Winter 2009, Winter 2012), THO 6379 Byzantine Lectionary: Structure and Theology (Winter 2003), THO 6392 Sources fort he Study of the Early History of the Church of Kyiv, X – XIII Century (History of Eastern Christian Institutions, Movements, Persons) (Winter 2011), THO 6397 Foundational Texts in East-West Ecumenism (Fall 2009, Winter 2014), and THO 3301 Hermeneutics and Exegesis in Eastern Christianity (Winter 2010, Fall 2012).

Prof. James Pambrun is a full professor in the Faculty of Theology at Saint Paul University who received his doctoral degree in theology from University of Saint Michael’s College in Toronto, Ontario. He taught THO 6710 Herméneutique théologique (Winter 2009, Winter 2013) and THO 6310 Theological Hermeneutics (Winter 2010, Winter 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2014).

Prof. Achiel Peelman is an Oblate of Mary Immaculate and a full professor in the Faculty of Theology at Saint Paul University who earned a doctoral degree in Religious Sciences. He taught THO 6350/6370 Contemporary Pneumatology in Ecumenical Dialogue (Fall 2010).

Prof. Michael Petrowycz received a doctoral degree in liturgy from the Sheptytsky Institute at Saint Paul University. He returned to Ukraine where he taught THO 2306 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Liturgy/Sacraments I:  Eucharistic Liturgies in the Ukrainian Church (Summer 2009) and THO 3328 The Holy Mysteries: Byzantine Sacraments at our program in Univ, Ukraine (Summer 2005).

Prof. Suzette Phillips is a doctoral student in the Eastern Christian Studies program at the Sheptytsky Institute and is also an occupational therapist. She taught THO 2137 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Thought I;  Healing in Eastern Christian Thought (Summer 2010), THO 2144 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Spirituality I: A Contemporary Reading of The Way of a Pilgrim (Summer 2006, Summer 2010), and THO 2144 The Contemplative Psychology of Eastern Christian Spirituality (Winter 2004).

Prof. Nazari Polataiko is a protodeacon, a graduate of Kosiv Art School, and a master iconographer. He and his wife established the Ss. Alipij and Andrew Rublew Icon Studio in Canada in 1996. He taught THO 6392 Iconography and the Spiritual Tradition of Hesychasm:  The History of Eastern Christian Institutions, Movements, Persons (Winter 2010).

Prof. Andrew Quinlan is a specialist in Byzantine Liturgy with particular expertise in the Triodion. He was a full-time professor, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, substituting for Prof. Peter Galadza during his sabbatical (Fall 1999-Winter 2000). He returned to teach at our summer program in Orangeville, Ontario and taught THO 3328 The Holy Mysteries: Byzantine Sacraments (Summer 2004).

Rev. Dr. Symeon Rodger is a priest of the Orthodox Church in America. He taught THO 3305: Eastern Christianity and Encounter with World Religions (Fall 2010) and THO 6398 Interreligious Issues and the Christian East (Fall 2009).

Prof. Horia Roscanu taught THO 2131 General Introduction to the Eastern Churches (Winter 1996, Winter 1998, Fall 2001) as well as THO 2149 Ecclesiology and East-West Ecumenism (Fall 1999) while he was a doctoral candidate.

Prof. Vasyl Rudeyko taught THO 2306 Selected Topics in the Eastern Christian Liturgy/Sacraments I “Christ is in Our Midst”:  An Introduction into the Mystery of Byzantine Liturgy at our summer program in Univ, Ukraine (Summer 2012).

Rev. Dr. Roman Rytsar is a priest of the Ukrainian Catholic Church and received his PhD from Saint Paul University (Eastern Christian Studies) in 2012. He taught THO 2137 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Thought I:  Metropolitan Anthony Bloom and Kenotic Theology (Summer 2012) and THO 6381 Contemporary Eastern Theology:  20th Century  Orthodox Theology – The “Atheistic Christ” of Anthony Bloom (Metropolitan of Sourozh) and Kenotic Theology (Winter 2012).

Prof. Petro Sabat taught THO 2306 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Liturgy/Sacraments I:  Introduction to the Liturgical Year of the Byzantine Ukrainian Church – “The Year of Lord’s Grace” at our summer program in Univ, Ukraine (Summer 2013).

Rev. Dr. Yuriy Sakvuk is a priest of the Archeparchy of Lviv and holds a doctorate in theology (Eastern Christian Studies) from Saint Paul University. He taught THO 2130 Foundations of Eastern Christian Theology at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Summer 2002) as well as THO 3316 Ecclesiology and East-West Ecumenism (Summer 2004).

Prof. Richard Schneider is an Orthodox layman and York University professor of Church History as well as the Past-President of the Canadian Council of Churches. He holds a M.Phil. from Columbia University. Prof. Schneider taught THO 2137 Eastern Christianity in North America: From Ethnic Enclaves to Enculturating Churches, in Orangeville (Summer 2002), THO 6352 Ecumenism and Eastern Christianity Medieval Church Art in East and West (Fall 2002), THO 6381 The Life and Theology of Georges Florovsky (Fall 2003), THO 2120 Introduction to the New Testament Fall 2004), THO 3303: The Seven Ecumenical Councils in Eastern Christian Tradition (Fall 2004), and THO 2133: Hermeneutics and Exegesis: Eastern Reading of the Old Testament (Winter 2005).

Prof. Jaroslav Skira holds a Ph.D. from Saint Michael’s College in Toronto. He specializes in contemporary Orthodox systematics (particularly Trinitarian theology) and Eastern Christian ecclesiology. He has been a sessional lecturer in our summer program in Univ, Ukraine: THO 2130 Sources of Holy Tradition (Summer 1996) and THO 2182 Eastern Christian Doctrine: Triadology, Christology and Pneumatology (Summer 1997). He also taught THO 2198 Ecclesiology in East and West in our summer intensive program in Orangeville, Ontario (Summer 2000).

Prof. Andrew Sorokowski received his Ph.D. from the University of London School of Slavonic and East European Studies in 1991. He taught THO 2138 Eastern Christian History at the summer program in Univ, Ukraine (Summer 2000).

Prof. Yevhen Stanishevskyy taught THO 2152 Selected Topics in the New Testament I: The Pauline Corpus at the summer program in Univ, Ukraine (Summer 2004).

Prof. Halyna Teslyuk is studying biblical studies at the Graduate Theological Union in California. She taught THO 2144 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Spirituality 1:  Theological and Liturgical Aspects of Biblical Prayer [Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Spirituality I:  Prayer in the Bible] in the summer program in Ukraine (Summer 2008).

Prof. Hieromonk Leonty, Aliaksandr Tumouski, taught THO 2138 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian History I:  “Early Christian Monasticism:  Origins and Developments” at our summer program in Univ, Ukraine, (Summer 2012).

Prof. Lucian Turcescu, is a Romanian Orthodox layman, He was a Ph.D. Candidate at St. Michael’s College in Toronto while teaching THO 2137 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Thought: Ecclesiology (Fall 1996).

Prof. Taras Tymo is a graduate of Ukrainian Catholic University and University of Notre Dame and has received an SThL. He taught THO 3325 Theology and Spirituality of Icons:  Eastern Christian Theology of Icons – An Introduction at our summer program in Univ, Ukraine (Summer 2013).

Prof. John van den Hengel has a Ph.D. / S.T.D. from Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He is an emeritus professor in the Faculty of Theology at Saint Paul University and has taught one course at the Graduate level:  THO 6310 Theological Hermeneutics (Winter 2008).

Rev. Prof. Michael Winn has a licentiate in theology (Eastern Christian Studies) from Saint Paul University. He is also the rector of Holy Spirit Seminary in Ottawa and a priest of the Archeparchy of Winnipeg. He taught THO 3332 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Liturgy/Sacraments: Marriage (Fall 2012).

Rev. Prof. Stephen Wojcichowsky was the Director of the Sheptytsky Institute from 2007 to 2013. He taught various courses during his time at MASI including: THO 3314 Selected Topics in Moral Theology from Eastern & Western Perspectives (Winter 2011) and THO 3324 Introduction to Eastern Christian Ethics at Study Days in Edmonton (Summer 2010).

Prof. Roman Zaviyskyy studied at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and taught THO 2197 The Historical Development of Trinitarian Doctrine: An Eastern Christian Perspective in the summer program at Ukrainian Catholic University (Summer 2003).

Prof. Viktor Zhukovskyy is a professor of theology at Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. He taught THO 3326 Selected Topics in the Eastern Christian Doctrinal Tradition II – Soteriology:  From Soteriology to Thesiology at our summer program in Univ, Ukraine (Summer 2011).

Rev. Prof. Gregory Zubacz has a doctorate in Canon Law from Saint Paul University. He is also a civil lawyer. He taught THO 2309 Selected Topics in the Eastern Christian Canonical TraditionMonastic and Religious Canons of the Eastern Code of Canon Law at the summer program in Orangeville (Summer 2003) and THO 2309 Selected Topics in the Eastern Christian Canonical Tradition: Marriage (Fall 2004).

Deceased Academic Collaborators

Very Rev. Archpriest Robert Anderson served as the first pastor of Ukrainian Greek Catholic parishes in Wilton, N.D. and Chatham Ontario; and from 1990 until his death in 2010, St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kingston, Ontario.  He was a teacher for more than three decades in Catholic schools in the Bronx, Chatham and Ottawa.  He retired from teaching in 2004 but continued to dedicate his time and energy to his parish, and evangelization for the Eastern Church through the St. Irenaeus Mission Society.  He also served as spiritual director of the English Summer School of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine for the past six years. He taught THO 2131 General Introduction to the Eastern Churches (Fall 2009).

Rev. Prof. Alexander Baran (1926-2004) was a Ukrainian Catholic priest and professor emeritus from the University of Manitoba, who specialized in Byzantine and Ukrainian Church history, as well as in Hungarian and Slovak Greco-Catholicism. He taught THO 2138 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian History: The Union of Brest, 1596 (Winter 1996), and THO 6398 Inter-religious Issues (Fall 2001).

John Kevin Coyle was a long time professor at Saint Paul University specializing in Development of Christian Thought and Augustine, was a friend of the Institute, and had a great love for Eastern Christianity.

Rev. Prof. Russel Yaroslav Dybka was a Redemptorist from Winnipeg who taught THO 2181 Eastern Christian Spirituality in the summer program at Ukrainian Catholic University (Summer 2001).

Archimandrite Boniface Luykx (1915-2004) taught THO 2306 Selected Topics in Eastern Christian Liturgy at Mount Tabor (Summer 1997 and 1998) and team taught THO 2306 Reform and Renewal in Byzantine Liturgy along with Fr. David Anderson and Fr. Damian Higgins at Mount Tabor (Summer 1999).