Українська Греко-Католицька Церква св. Архистратига Михаїла, Тусон, Арізона

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St. Michael Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church, Tucson, AZ

Pastor: Fr. Andriy Chirovsky

Парох: о. Андрій Чировський

The Right Reverend Mitred Protopresbyter Andriy Chirovsky, S.Th.D


Fr. Andriy and Dobrodiyka Halyna

Parish Telephone number: 520.298.4967

Born in 1956 in New Jersey to Prof. Nicholas and Iwanna Freishyn-Chirovsky. Grew up in Newark, NJ Parish as 3rd of 4 sons. (Fr. Andriy's younger brother, Fr. Ivan is also a priest.) Member of Plast, (Ukrainian Scouts) Chervona Kalyna 
Ph. B. Pontifical Urbaniana University (Rome) and study at Ukrainian Catholic University (Rome); Seton Hall University ( South Orange, NJ) ;M.A. (Toronto); Ph.D. studies at the Univ. of Notre Dame (South Bend) and Pontifical S.Th.D. from the Univ. of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein, IL).

Married Halyna Pawlyshyn from Rochester, NY in 1979 in Toronto. Adult children: Sophia, Alexander. Dobrodiyka Halia is a teacher and a nurse.

Ordained Subdeacon – June 8, 1979, by Bishop Isidore Borecky in Toronto, Canada
Ordained Deacon – June 10, 1979, by Bishop Isidore Borecky in Toronto, Canada
Ordained Priest – June 8, 1980, by Patriarch Josyf the Confessor, Cardinal Slipyj in Castelgandolfo, Italy, for the Archeparchy of L’viv and loaned to the Eparchy of Toronto.
Currently incardinated in the Chicago Eparchy (1980-1990 and since 2009).

Ecclesiastical Assignments

Deacon, Assistant Pastor – Sts. Volodymyr and Olha (Chicago) 1979-1983
Pastor – St. Joseph the Betrothed (Chicago) 1983-1985
Pastor – Conception of the Immaculate Mother of God (Palatine, IL) 1986-1990
Diocesan Director of the Diaconate and of Religious Education (St. Nicholas Eparchy of Chicago)1980-1990.
Professor of Patristics and Eastern Christian Theology (Catholic Theological Union, Chicago) 1983-1990
Associate Pastor – St. John the Baptist Shrine (Ottawa) 1990-2000
Founder, First Director and Professor, Sheptytsky Institute (Chicago 1986-1990, Ottawa 1990-2017, Toronto 2017-)
Editor-in-Chief of Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 1994-2017

Pastor, St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church (Tucson, AZ)  2009-
President, Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute Foundation 2010-2013
Theological Advisor to Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) 2011-
Patriarchal Delegate to Sobor of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church 2015

Expert, Patriarchal Theological Commission, 2015-

Eparchial Director of Education, St. Nicholas Eparchy of Chicago, 2017-

President, Mission Institute of St. Nicholas Eparchy, 2019-

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