What’s Happening at MASI this Week?

July 25, 2013

Glory to Jesus Christ!

This past week has been a joy as we’ve had some smiling faces returning to the hallways of MASI. Our summer institute wrapped up in Edmonton on Saturday (July 20) and Fr Peter and Fr Andriy were then able to return home.

We are beginning to pass quickly through the summer and the nights are already beginning to get cooler here in Ottawa. We celebrated a few milestones this week; Tuesday we celebrated two tenth anniversaries: the anniversary of the repose of His Excellency Vladyka Isidore, a great friend of MASI, and the anniversary of the episcopal ordination of His Excellency Vladyka Stefan, who sits on the MASIF Board of Directors. Bishop Ken of New Westminster, who directs the UGCC Synod’s Commission for Priestly Formation, also celebrated his ordination anniversary on Wednesday, already six years ago. We also had a death in the MASI family; please keep the repose of the mother-in-law of Julie Daoust, our receptionist, in your prayers. We offered prayers for all these intentions (and many others, including, as always, our benefactors!) at our Wednesday liturgy this week. By the new-reckoning it was the feast of Sts Borys and Hlib and we celebrated a festal liturgy in their honour; we were joyed that we had some guests, including MASI alumnus Dr Daniel Galadza, visiting from Vienna.

We’ve had some new publications arrive, recently. The out-of-print Divine Liturgy: An Anthology for Worship has received a third-printing. This is the same text (corrected for typographical errors) along with an index. Our popular Great Vespers: With Propers for Saturday Evening is back in stock. This is a new printing that has been greatly expanded with supplemental music. If you are interested in any of our publications, as always please contact Lorraine Manley at x. 2648 or lmanley@ustpaul.ca.

This upcoming week travels begin again, I am heading to the Mid-West for a conference and Fr Peter is off to Boston. As a result, there will be no Wednesday liturgy this upcoming Wednesday, July 31. There likely will be the sixth hour celebrated, though, with Subdeacon Brian leading.

God bless you all!

-Fr Alexander

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MASI’s Summer Institute Ends in Edmonton

This year the MASI Summer Intensive Program took place in Edmonton, Alberta. After the three-day “Study Days” program, two weeks of courses ran from July 9-20. Fr Peter and Fr Andriy offered courses that could be followed both at the undegraduate and graduate level. There were approximately twenty-students in each of the two classes in Edmonton, including four priests and even one bishop!

MASI's summer students receiving a tour at the Basilian (OSBM) House of Studies in Edmonton

MASI’s summer students receiving a tour at the Basilian (OSBM) House of Studies in Edmonton

Fr.  Andriy and Presvytera Halia with MASI's most generous benefactors, Peter and Doris Kule on the actual day of their 70th Wedding Anniversary July 16, 2013.

Fr. Andriy and Presvytera Halia with MASI’s most generous benefactors, Peter and Doris Kule on the actual day of their 70th Wedding Anniversary July 16, 2013.

Students of the 2013 MASI Summer Institute

Students of the 2013 MASI Summer Institute

Fr Andriy with MASI alumnus hieromonk Theodosiy

Fr Andriy with MASI alumnus hieromonk Theodosiy