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Speaker Series #4: Ukrainian Orthodox and Catholics After the Tomos: Searching for Unity Locally and Worldwide

  • Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch 620 Spadina Avenue Toronto, ON, M5S 2H4 Canada (map)

As an Orthodox theologian and ecumenist, the Very Rev. Archpriest Dr. Jaroslaw Buciora concentrates his research on systematic Orthodox theology, particularly Orthodox ecclesiology, with a specific emphasis on the situation of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine. Fr. Jaroslaw is a parish priest of the St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto, Ontario. Previously, he was a lecturer of Systematic Theology, Ethics, and Patristics at St. Andrew’s College and the University of Winnipeg. Fr. Jaroslaw gained his Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, US) and a Doctorate in Theology from Christian Theological Academy (Warsaw, Poland). He is the author of four books and over fifty theological articles and analyses in journals and presentations made in Canada, the US, England, Germany, Holland and Ukraine. He represents the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada on the Canadian Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission, Christian Interfaith Reference Group, and Governing Board. In 2011, Fr. Jaroslaw became an official representative of the UOCC and the US in the ongoing bilateral dialogue with the Ukrainian Catholic Church of North America.

Rev. Dr. Peter Galadza is Director of the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies and Professor of Liturgy at the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. From 2003 to 2004 he was a research fellow at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Research Center in Georgetown, Washington, DC. During the 1999-2000 academic year, he served as dean of the L’viv Theological Academy in Ukraine (presently the Ukrainian Catholic University), for which he was awarded the jeweled pectoral cross by then Bishop Lubomyr Husar.