August 29, 2013
We are already here at the last week of August! Where has the summer gone? In less than a week our courses are beginning and students are already wandering the hallways. There are many changes at Saint Paul, with a lot of infrastructure improvements having occurred over the summer. This week we had a bit of excitement at MASI when a bat somehow got into the building! This summer has seen a lot of excitement: a new director, our summer institutes (both in Edmonton and Univ, Ukraine), and a rare time to catch up on filing in Ottawa. Our thanks go to Annette Wellman, our summer student who did an EXTREME amount of work helping us get caught up on the administrative tasks of the institute! Her last day with us was August 16.
As we are in the “crunch” time before the semester, please remember to say a prayer for our staff and students! Also, if you are in the area, please come to our opening liturgy, September 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm! There will be a brown-bag (aka bring your own) lunch presentation after on the Institute’s programs and courses. See you there!
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and the University of Saint Francis in Ft Wayne, IN organized a symposium called “Searching the Sacred” on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, 2013. Speakers included: Bishop Alexander of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese, retired Professor of Patristics at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI; the Rev. Dr. Silviu Bunta, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, and the Very Rev. Dr. Peter Galadza, Professor of Liturgy, Sheptytsky Institute, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada. The three symposium presentations on Saturday can be found on the Ancient Faith Radio website.
September 4: Classes begin, NO DIVINE LITURGY
September 8: Chaplaincy services begin, 10:00 Matins, 11:30 Divine Liturgy
September 9: Feast of Sts Joachim and Anna, 11:00 Matins, 12:00 Divine Liturgy, 1:00 Presentation (bring your own lunch!)
September 26, 7:30 PM: Sheptytsky Institute Public Lecture: Servant of God Catherine Doherty: A Bridge Between East and West. Presented by Fr Robert Wild (Madonna House). Saint Paul University Ampitheatre. Freewill offering at door
October 18, 7:30 PM: Lecture by Fr Josiah Trenham