Pastor: Fr. Andriy Chirovsky
Парох: о. Андрій Чировський
The Right Reverend Mitred Protopresbyter Andriy Chirovsky, S.Th.D
Fr. Andriy and Dobrodiyka Halyna
Pastor’s cellphone: 480-217-8505
Born in 1956 in New Jersey to Prof. Nicholas and Iwanna Freishyn-Chirovsky. Grew up in Newark, NJ Parish as 3rd of 4 sons. Member of Plast, (Ukrainian Scouts) Chervona Kalyna (same group as Patriarch Lubomyr Cardinal Husar!)
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 (born 1958) from Rochester, NY in 1979 in Toronto. Children: Sophia (1983), Alexander (1987). 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 (since 2009).
Deacon, Assistant Pastor – Sts. Volodymyr and Olha (Chicago) 1979-1983
Pastor – St. Joseph (Chicago) 1983-1985
Pastor – Immaculate Conception (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
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-
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