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Speaker Series #5: Sisters, Frenemies or What? The Ukrainian Orthodox and Ukrainian Catholic Churches Compared and Contrasted

  • Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch 620 Spadina Ave Toronto Canada (map)

Dr. Brian A. Butcher (PhD, Saint Paul University/University of Ottawa) is Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies in the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, Ontario. His research focuses on Eastern Catholicism, liturgy, the relationship between Orthodox theology and contemporary philosophy, and interreligious dialogue. Recently published is his Liturgical Theology After Schmemann: An Orthodox Reading of Paul Ricoeur (Fordham University Press, 2018). He is a subdeacon in the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church.

Rev. Bohdan Hladio was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and received his theology degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He moved to Toronto in 1983 and married his wife, Tania, in 1984. Together they have raised three married children, and have served parishes in Toronto, Hamilton, and currently Oshawa, Ontario. In addition, Fr. Bohdan served as the chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada from 2005 through 2008. He has written hundreds of articles for church and secular newspapers and has led spiritual retreats throughout Canada for various Orthodox Christian churches and parishes.