MASIF Develops The Fr Peter Galadza Fund

To honour Father Peter’s work and dedication to the Sheptytsky Institute, the Foundation established the Father Peter Galadza Fund in the summer of 2020.

The purpose: to support MASIF academic activities, such as publications, conferences, academic related travel and provide modest bursaries.

Since last summer, the Father Peter Galadza Fund has grown to 10,560 CND and 6,750 USD.

You can contribute to the fund here: 

About Father Peter Gladza

Fr. Galadza is well-known to most of us as a dynamic priest, but he has also long occupied the Kule Family Professor of Liturgy Chair at the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies. After completing his M.Div. at Chicago’s Catholic Theological Union in 1981, he was ordained to the presbyterate by Patriarch Josyf Slipyj and served in several parishes until 1988, when he completed a M.A. in liturgy at the University of Notre Dame. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in theology from the University of Saint Michael’s College at the University of Toronto. From 1994 to 2004 he edited Logos: a journal of Eastern Christian Studies. During the 1999-2000 academic year, Fr. Galadza served as dean of the L’viv Theological Academy in Ukraine, for which he was awarded a jeweled pectoral cross by then-bishop Lubomyr Husar. In 2003-2004 he was a research fellow at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Research Center in Georgetown, Washington, DC. He also acted as editor-in-chief of The Divine Liturgy: An Anthology for Worship. During the 2010-2012 Father Peter was a President of Societas Orientalium Liturgiarum (SOL), an international professional society for the Study of Eastern Christian Liturgy founded by Robert F. Taft, SJ.

Under his leadership, the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute set new roots in Toronto as an autonomous academic unit within the University of Saint Michael’s College, Faculty of Theology, and as a part of the Toronto School of Theology.