Daniel Galadza, who graduated in 2008 from Saint Paul University’s Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, has been awarded a Junior Fellowship at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Research Center. The Center is located in Georgetown, Washington, DC. The fellowship is for the academic year 2011-2012.
Daniel is currently completing a doctorate in liturgy at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. For the last two years he has served as assistant to Fr. Robert Taft SJ, the world-renowned liturgist and specialist on the Eastern Churches.
Daniel’s dissertation topic is “The Liturgical Byzantinization of the Jerusalem Patriarchate.” The topic requires Mr. Galadza to gain a mastery of the development of Eastern Christian worship during much of the first millennium. “The topic is important, as scholars have tended to focus on how Jerusalem influenced Constantinople. But the reverse process has not been researched adequately” explained Mr. Galadza.
Galadza has received scholarships during the last several years to study modern Greek in Athens (twice), and German near Stuttgart. The latter scholarship was from the Apostolike Diakonia of the Orthodox Church of Greece, and the latter from the Goethe Institute. He has also been studying classical Georgian, in which many of the earliest monuments of Jerusalem liturgy are preserved. In addition to his undergraduate Latin, as well as several Slavic languages, Hellenistic Greek, French and Italian, which Galadza has mastered throughout the years, these languages have been indispensable in his research.
Before completing the B.Th. at the Sheptytsky Institute in Ottawa, Galadza received a B.A in Classical Studies from Trinity College at the University of Toronto. He is a member of Plast and the son of Fr. Peter and Olenka Galadza of Ottawa.
Daniel Galadza with directors of the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Research Center – Alice-Mary Talbot, former director, and Margaret Mullet, present director