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Galadza, Peter   Galadza, Peter
Full Professor
Program: Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies
Office : LAF 233
Phone: 613-236-1393, ext.: 2419

Research Activities:

Kule Family Chair of Eastern Christian Liturgy; Byzantine Liturgy; Eastern Christian Studies


Ph.D.  Theology (with focus on Eastern Christianity, Liturgy and Sacraments), University of St. Michael's College, Toronto School of Theology, 1995;

M.A. Liturgical Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 1988;

M.Div.Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, 1981;

Two summers in Summer M.A. program in Eastern Christian Studies, John XXIII Center for Eastern Christian Studies (accredited through Maryknoll School of Theology, New York), 1976 and 1977;

B.A.  Religious Studies, University of Toronto, 1976;

One summer at St. Clement Ukrainian Catholic University, Rome, Italy, 1975; Two years in BA program (Political Science and Religious Studies), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

Courses taught:

Foundational Texts in Eastern Christian Liturgical History

The Hymnography of Churches of the Byzantine Tradition

Byzantine Funeral Rites: History and Theology

English Translations of Byzantine Liturgical Texts: Historical, Methodological and Theological Issues

Liturgy, Theology, Spirituality: The Legacy of Alexander Schmemann

Foundational Texts in Eastern Christian Liturgical Theology

Methods and Resources for the Study of Eastern Christianity

General Introduction to the Eastern Churches

Foundations of Eastern Christian Theology

The Seven Ecumenical Councils

The Holy Mysteries: Byzantine Sacraments

Byzantine Eucharistic Liturgies

Introduction to Liturgical Studies

Byzantine Liturgical Year and Blessings

Byzantine Liturgy of the Hours

Hermeneutics and Exegesis in Eastern Christianity

Introduction to Eastern Christian Ethics


  • The Theology and Liturgical Work of Andrei Sheptytsky (1865-1944), Orientalia Christiana Analecta 272 (Rome: Pontificio Istituto Orientale, 2004), pp. 524.

  • The Divine Liturgy: An Anthology for Worship (Ottawa: Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, 2004), pp. 1160 + xiv.

  • Unité en division: Les lettres de Lev Gillet (“Un moine de l’Eglise d’Orient”) à Andrei Cheptytsky – 1921-1929 (Le Muveran: Parole & Silence, 2008), pp. 242 + xii.

  • “Response to Hans-Jürgen Feulner on the ‘Preparatory Rites’ of the Armenian Divine Liturgy,” in Roberta R. Ervine, ed., Worship Traditions in Armenia and the Neighbouring Christian East, Traditions of the Armenian Christian Tradition 3 (Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press and St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, 2006), 119-25.

  • "The Reception of the Second Vatican Council by Greco-Catholics in Ukraine" [in Ukrainian] in Borys Gudziak et al., eds. Kovcheh: Naukovyi Zbirnyk iz tserkovnoi istorii, chyslo 3 [The ark: A scholarly anthology of articles on church history, no. 3], (Lviv: Institute of Church History, 2001), 377-99 [A translation of the article from Communio listed below as item 12 in APapers in Scholarly Journals." Translation by Marianna Prokopovych and Roman Zaviysky, commissioned by Lviv Institute of Church History].

  • "Baumstark's Kievan Contemporary, Mikhail Skaballanovich (1871-1931): A Biographical Sketch and Analysis of His Heortology," in Comparative Liturgy Fifty Years after Anton Baumstark, Robert Taft and Gabriele Winkler, eds., (Rome: Pontificio Istituto Orientale and Lehrstuhl für Liturgiewissenschaft Universität Tübingen, 2001), 761-75.

  • "A Comparative Theological Analysis of the 1968 and 1988 Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Translations of the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom” [in Ukrainian] in M. Petrovych et al., eds., Contemporary Ukrainian Theological Terminology: From Historical Traditions to New Conceptions - Proceedings of the All-Ukrainian Scholarly Conference Held in Lviv, 13-15 May, 1998, (Lviv: Institute of Theological Terminology and Translations, Lviv Theological Academy, 1998), 33-49.

  • "The Parish's Liturgical Life: An Agenda for Renewal,” [in Ukrainian] in The Proceedings of the Lviv Archeparchial Council of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church (Lviv-Rudno: The Lviv Archeparchy, 1998), 75-85.

  • "The Liturgical Question on the Eve of the Union of Brest and the Development of 'Uniate' Worship during the 17th Century,” in Borys Gudziak and Oleh Turiy, ed., The Union of Brest and the Internal Life of the Ruthenian Church [in Ukrainian] (L'viv, Ukraine: Institute of Church History, 1996), 1-53.

  • "The Historical Fate of Ukrainian Greco-Catholics beyond the Borders of Ukraine after World War II,” The New Evangelization: Informational Bulletin for the Council of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church (L’viv: Secretariat of the UCC Council, 1996), 20-25.

  • "Ecclesial Integrity and Effective Pastoring: Validating the Spirit's Gifts to Particular Churches,” in Roma M. Hayda and Andrew Sorokowski, ed., Crisis and Opportunity - The Ukrainian Catholic Church in the 1990's (Boston and L'viv: Svichado, 1996), 42-53.

  • "An Analysis of the Mohyla Kiev Liturgicon of 1639,” [in Ukrainian] in Leiturgiarion: The Service Book of the Divine Liturgy Published at the Monastery of the Caves, Kiev, 1639 [facsimile edition] (Fairfax, Virginia: Eastern Christian Publications, 1996), pp. A-1 to A-22.

  • "Abbot Boniface Luykx: Liturgist and Liturgisatel,” in A. Chirovsky, ed., Following the Star from the East (Ottawa: Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, 1992), 31-40.

  • "Abbot Boniface Luykx: An Annotated Chronological Bibliography,” ibid., 41-48.

  • “...As We Join in Thanksgiving,” in T.V. Lozynsky, ed., He Dwells in Our Midst: Reflections on Eastern Christianity (St. Catharines, ON: St. Sophia Religious Association, 1988), 39-50.

  • [In Press] “Schmemann between Fagerberg and Reality: Towards an Agenda for Byzantine Christian Pastoral Liturgy,” Bollettino della Badia Greca di Grottaferrata.

  • [In Press] “The Structure of the Eastern Churches: Bonded with Human Blood or Baptismal Water?” Pro Ecclesia.

  • “The Liturgical Commemoration of Augustine in the Orthodox Church: An Ambiguous Lex Orandi for an Ambiguous Lex Credendi,” St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Quarterly 52 (2008): 111-30.

  • “Liturgy and Heaven in the Eastern Rites,” Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 10 (2006): 155-73.

  • “Radical Orthodoxy, Eastern Christianity, and Liturgical Enactments of Economic Truth,” Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 47 (2006): 103-142.

  • "Principles Applied in the Compilation and Translation of The Divine Liturgy: An Anthology for Worship," Studia Liturgica 35 (2005): 81-99.

  • "The Evolution of Funerals for Monks in the Byzantine Realm - 10th to 16th Centuries," Orientalia Christiana Periodica 70 (2004): 225-57.

  • "Lev Gillet ('A Monk of the Eastern Church') and His Spiritual Father Andrei Sheptytsky: An Analysis of Their Correspondence, 1921-1929," Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 43-45 (2002-2004): 57-81.

  • “The Liturgical Identity of the Ukrainian Catholic Church as a Locus Theologicus: Several Theological and Pastoral Proposals" [in Ukrainian], Bohoslovia 67 (2003): 72-83.

  • "Lost and Displaced Elements of the Byzantine Funeral Rites: Towards a Pastoral Re-appropriation," Studia Liturgica 33 (2003): 62-74.

  • "The Liturgical Aspect of the Testament of Patriarch Josyf Slipyj" [in Ukrainian], Bohoslovia 66 (2002): 149-60.

  • "What is Eastern Catholic Theology?: Some Ecclesial and Programmatic Dimensions" [in Ukrainian], Bohoslovia 65 (2001): 198-206. Translation of item no. 13 below, done by Renata Kyveliuk and commissioned by the editorial board of Bohoslovia.

  • "A Response to Sophia Senyk on Nationalism and Proselytism in Ukraine: An Outsider's Inside View," Het Christelijk Oosten - Tijdschrift van het Institut voor Oosters Christendom te Nijmegen 53 (2001): 125-42.

  • "Theology as a Science: A Dialogue with a Post-Soviet Dinosaur" [in Ukrainian], Bohoslovia 64 (2000): 49-60.

  • "The Reception of the Second Vatican Council by Greco-Catholics in Ukraine," Communio: International Catholic Review 27 (2000): 312-39.

  • "What is Eastern Catholic Theology?: Some Ecclesial and Programmatic Dimensions," Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 39 (1998): 59-70.

  • “Liturgy and Life: The Appropriation of the ‘Personalization of Cult’ in East-Slavic Orthodox Liturgiology, 1869-1996,” Studia Liturgica 28 (1998): 210-31.

  • “Worship at the Crossroads of East and West: Andrey Sheptytsky's Liturgical Work,” Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 36 (1995): 69-84.

  • “Liturgical Latinization and Kievan Ecumenism:  Losing the Koinê of Koinonia,Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 35 (1994): 173-94.

  • “Tyt Myshkovsky:  The Esteemed Russophile of the Lviv Greco-Catholic Theological Academy,” Journal of Ukrainian Studies 18 (1993): 93-122.

  • “Canadian Ukrainian Catholic Worship:  Towards a Framework for Analysis,” Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 34 (1993); 246-66.

  • “The Role of Icons in Byzantine Worship,” Studia Liturgica 21 (1991): 113-44.

  • “Restoring the Icon:  Reflections on the Reform of Byzantine Worship,” Worship 65 (1991): 238-55.

  • “Eastern Orthodox Responses to the BEM Ministry Section,” One in Christ 25 (1990): 94-105.

  • “Orthodox Worship,” in Craig Noll, ed. The Eerdmans-Brill Encyclopedia of Christianity, vol. 5 (Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2008).

  • “Eastern Catholic Christianity” in Kenneth Parry, ed. Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity (Cambridge:Blackwell Press, 2007).

  • "Books, Liturgical 2: Eastern Churches,” in Paul Bradshaw, ed., The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (Louisville - London: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002), 67-72.

  • “Kostelnik, Gavryil,” in Gregorii Tsiorokh et al., eds, Katolicheskaia Entsiklopedia, vol. 2 (Moscow: 2004), 206.

  • Advisor for Paul R. Magocsi and Ivan Pop, eds., Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002), see p. xiii.

  • “Viky vichni chy viky vikiv” [in Ukrainian], Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 43-45 (2002-2004): 361-67.

  • “Editorial” [Honouring Robert Taft, SJ], Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 41-42 (2000-2001): 1-2.

  • “The Liturgical Aspect of the Catechetical Directory of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church” [in Ukrainian], Bohoslovia 64 (2000): 116-120.

  • “The Future of Eastern Catholic Theology,” Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 39 (1998): 1-3.

  • “‘Tayinstvo, taina, sakrament’:Korotka bohoslovska studiia” [A theological note on Ukrainian terminology for sacraments], Yedynymy ustamy [The Bulletin of the Institute of Theological Terminology and Translations, Lviv, Ukraine] 1, no. 2 (1998): 34-36.

  • “Going to the Centre to Find the Real: The Centrality of Liturgy in Theological Formation,” Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 38 (1997): 293-307.

  • “Worship and Ecumenism among Eastern Christians,” Ecumenism 122 (1996): 17-20.

  • “Œcuménisme et liturgie chez les chrétiens d’Orient” [Translation of item no. 7 above], Œcuménisme no. 122 (1996): 17-20.

  • “Marriage Rites in the Byzantine Tradition,” Liturgical Ministry 5 (1996): 27-33.

  • “Our Worship: How Divine? – Some Thoughts from ‘The East’,” Celebrate 34 (1995): 23-26.

  • “A New Commons? The Viability of Ukrainian-Canadian Organizational Structures in the 1990s and Beyond,” Polyphony 13 (1993): 56-59.

  • “Good News from Balamand,” Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 34 (1993): 332-34.