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The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies (MASI) is inviting the community to celebrate the opening of its new home at the University of St. Michael’s College (USMC) campus at the University of Toronto (U of T) on Tuesday, July 25. The event, which will be attended by the Archbishop of Toronto His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, will include: a Garden Party; a blessing of Windle House, MASI’s new premises; and a main address by Bishop Borys Gudziak.
Bishop Gudziak,the Eparch of Paris and Presidentof the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, will speak on the “The Unique Importance of the Sheptytsky Institute for the Universal Church,” or Christians worldwide.
Sheptytsky Institute Garden Party & Blessing
Time: 5:00 p.m. — Garden Party (refreshments will be served)
6:30 p.m. — Blessing of Windle House by Bishop Gudziak, with the participation of Cardinal Collins
7:00 p.m. — Continuation of Garden Party
8:00p.m. — Main Address by Bishop Gudziak
Location: Windle House front garden, 5 Elmsley Place, University of St. Michael’s College campus, University of Toronto
Admission: Open/Free, but please RSVP by July 20 by email to: email@example.com
About the Sheptytsky Institute: The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies (MASI) is a centre of higher learning that offers programs from undergraduate Certificates through to the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctor’s levels for clergy, church leaders and laity. MASI also publishes Logos: A Journal of EasternChristian Studies as well as books, audio-video materials. Founded in 1986 in Chicago, it moved to Ottawa’s Saint Paul University in 1990. As of July 1, 2017, it will be an autonomous academic unit within the Faculty of Theology of theUniversity of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto.
About Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky: Metropolitan Archbishop, Andrey Sheptytsky (1865-1944) was theinfluential leader of the Greco-Catholic Church (from 1900-1944, who founded the Greco-Catholic Theology Academy in Lviv in 1928, whichwas later closed by the Soviets. In 1958, the Vatican officially opened the process of his beatification.