What’s Happening at MASI this Week?

July 17, 2013

We are in the midst of that time in the summer when vacations are happening, conferences are being planned, and students are doing everything they can to keep cool. We are in the midst of a heat-wave today in Ottawa; it is expected to hit 43 (C; 109 F) with the humidex. Those of us who are in the office are doing are best to stay cool in our offices! If you’re in town and don’t have A/C, remember our chapel is air conditioned and we have liturgy today at 12!

This week is the second and final week of our courses in Edmonton. We will hopefully have some group photographs to post from those courses in the near future. Our students have their exams on Saturday; when you wake up, remember them in your prayers! We have photographs from Study Days posted on our Facebook profile (you don’t need to have Facebook to view them), which can be accessed here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.685348794825281.1073741827.168247736535392&type=1&l=44261eda92

We are starting to look towards the fall semester, quickly approaching, and are getting ready for the arrival of our students in just over a month. This year’s first issue of Logos should hopefully be ready in the near future, too! We are already booking some exciting events for both this fall and next year, so stay tuned for details.

Fr Andriy teaching in Edmonton

Fr Andriy teaching in Edmonton


Fr Peter in Ukraine

On June 23, Fr. Peter Galadza met with Prof. Charles Taylor and Prof. José Casanova at the UGCC Cathedral of the Resurrection in Kyiv. Fr. Galadza had studied under Taylor in the early 1970s when he was a political science major at McGill University. Taylor is Canada’s premier public philosopher. He was in Ukraine for the launch of the translation of one of his books. Prof. Casanova, a renowned specialist on the sociology of religion, recently became a member of the International Advisory Board of Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies. Pictured with them is Fr.Nicanor, a Studite priest attached to the Cathedral.

Dr Casanova, Fr Nicanor, Dr Taylor, and Fr Peter in Kyiv

Dr Casanova, Fr Nicanor, Dr Taylor, and Fr Peter in Kyiv

On June 24, Fr. Peter Galadza presented James Temerty with two of his books on Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky. That day, Mr. Temerty, a renowned Ukrainian-Canadian business and civic leader, received the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Medal in Kyiv. The award ceremony was chaired by Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich, Chief Rabbi of Kyiv, and Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk of the UGCC. The award will be given annually by the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine to an individual who has shown dedication to fostering cooperation and understanding between the Ukrainian and Jewish peoples. Fr. Galadza was involved in preparing the program booklet for the event.

Fr Peter and Mr Temertey

Fr Peter and Mr Temerty


Upcoming Events:

July 17, 12:00 – Divine Liturgy, Sts Joachim and Anna

July 24, 12:00 – Divine Liturgy, Sts Joachim and Anna (Borys and Hlib on the new calendar)