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Dr Jaroslav (Jerry) Skira

Dr Jaroslav (Jerry) Skira

CURRICULUM VITAE    JAROSLAV (JERRY) SKIRA Dec. 2011

LANGUAGES

• Fluent: English (fluent); Ukrainian (fluent); French (reading knowledge; fair speaking knowledge).
• Research Languages: Koine^ Greek; Old Slavonic; Russian; German. AWARDS

STATUS

• Associate Professor of Historical Theology. Tenured, 2005.
• Full Member, Advanced Degree Graduate Faculty, Toronto School of Theology. Since 2005- .
• Adjunct Professor. Christianity and Culture Program. University of St. Michael’s College, in the University of Toronto. 2011-
• Director. Advanced Degree Programs. Toronto School of Theology (UofT). 2011-(2016).
• Director. Institutional Accreditation. Regis College. 2009-2011.

ACADEMIC DEGREES

PH.D. University of St. Michael’s College, 1998. Thesis: “Christ, the Spirit & the Church in Modern Orthodox Theology: G. Florovsky, V. Lossky, N. Nissiotis and J. Zizioulas.”
M.A. University of St. Michael’s College, 1994.

B.A. University of Toronto, 1991.

 


Professional experiences

2011- Adjunct Lecturer. Christianity and Culture Program. University of St. Michael’s College (University of Toronto).

Courses taught: History of Eastern Christianity (Fall 2011)

2006- Associate Professor of Historical Theology. Regis College (University of Toronto). Advanced Degree Status, Member–Continuing (2006).

2001-2006 Assistant Professor of Historical Theology. Regis College (University of Toronto). Advanced Degree Status, Member–Associate (2005). Tenured: December 5, 2005.

Courses taught:

Eastern Christian Thought
Eastern Orthodox Iconography
Early Christianity (0-600CE)
Early Christianity I (0-843CE)
History of Eastern Christianity (formerly Roots of the Orthodox Tradition)

Christology to 451CE
Communion Ecclesiology
Trinity & Church (to 1054CE)
World of the Early Christians

1999-2001 Adjunct Professor. Regis College (University of Toronto).

Courses taught:
Christology to 451 CE

Trinitarian Theology
World of the Early Christians

1999-2000 Lecturer. University of St. Michael’s College (University of Toronto).

Courses taught:
Ecclesiology

Holy Icons

2000 Lecturer. St. Paul University and the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, Ottawa. (Summer Program, Orangeville).

Course taught:

“The Church in East and West.”

1997 Lecturer. Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine summer program (in Ukrainian)
Course taught:
  “Triadology, Christology and Pneumatology”.

1996 Lecturer. Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine summer program (in Ukrainian).
Course taught:

“Introduction to Theology: Sources of Tradition”.

1996 Teaching Assistant. “Contemporary Issues in Ecclesiology” for Prof. Michael A. Fahey. University of St. Michael’s College (University of Toronto): 1996.

1995 Teaching Assistant. “Early Church History (0-600)” for Prof. Myroslaw Tataryn. University of St. Michael’s College. (University of Toronto): 1995.

1994 Teaching Assistant. “Early Church History (0-600)” for Prof. Myroslaw Tataryn. University of St. Michael’s College. (University of Toronto): 1994.

 

PUBLICATIONS BOOKS EDITED

1. Translator & co-editor:

o Volume 1: The Second Vatican Council Diaries (1960-1966) of Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk. Trans. J. Skira. Annotated by K. Schelkens. Companion Ukrainian Volume on CD insert: (1960-1966)  Peeters Press, Belgium 2011.

o Volume 2: Maxim Hermaniuk at Vatican II: Analytical Essays. Co-edited with G. Routhier, P. de Mey. In progress: Peeters Press, Belgium 2012.

2. Co-Editor, with Michael Attridge. In God’s Hands: Essays on the Church and Ecumenism in Honour of Michael Fahey, S.J. [Festschrift]. Belgium: Peeters Press, 2006. 415 pp.

3. Co-Editor, with Myroslaw Tataryn. Windows to the East: Eastern Christians in a Dialogue of Charity [Collected Papers of the Annual Lecture Series, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatoon]. (Ottawa: Novalis, 2001). 352 pp.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

1. “Maximum Hermaniuk: A Biography.” In The Second Vatican Council Diaries (1960-1965) of Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk. [See “Books” above]. Peeters Press, Belgium 2011.
2. “’A Great Historic Day’: The Conciliar Diaries of Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk.” In Vatican II: Expériences canadiennes – Canadian experiences. Ed. M. Attridge, C. Clifford & G. Routhier (eds.). Ottawa, 2011. Pp. 322-340.
3. “Saints.” In Religious Celebrations: An Encyclopaedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances and Spiritual Commemorations. Ed. J. Gordon Melton. Santa Barbara. CA: ABC- CLIO, 2011.
4. “Roman Catholic Church [Essay].” In Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopaedia of Religious Beliefs (2nd Revised Edition). 4 vols. Ed. J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann. Forthcoming: Santa Barbara. CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.
5. “Roman Catholic Church.” In Encyclopaedia of Religions in Canada. Ed. James Beverley, J. Gordon Melton, Donald Wiebe. HarperCollins-Canada, 2001.
6. “Breathing with Both Lungs: John Zizioulas & Yves Congar, O.P,” & “Vitae.” In In God’s Hands: Essays on the Church and Ecumenism in Honour of Michael Fahey, S.J. Ed. J. Skira & M. Attridge. Belgium: Peeters Press, 2006 (See “Books” above). Pp. 283-305.
7. “Roman Catholic Church [Essay].” In Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopaedia of Religious Beliefs. 4 vols. Ed. J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann. Santa Barbara. CA: ABC-CLIO, 2002. 1086-1093.
8. “Epilogue: Opening Windows to a Dialogue of Charity.” Windows to the East: Eastern Christians in a Dialogue of Charity [Collected Papers of the Annual Lecture Series, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatoon]. Ed. Myroslaw Tataryn & Jaroslav Skira. (Ottawa: Novalis, 2001). 323-330.

PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

1. Invited essay: “‘Destined Before the Foundation of the World’: Creation and Incarnation in Georges Florovsky.” In An Anniversary Issue on Georges Florovsky, in θεολογια: Τριμηνιαι´α Ε´κδοση της Ιερα´ς Συνο´δου της Εκκλησι´ας της Ελλα´δος [Theologia: A Quarterly of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece]. 4 (2010) 205-224.
2. “Eastern Christian Perspectives on the World Council of Churches’ ‘The Nature & Purpose of the
Church.’” In Ecumenical Trends 34/1 (Jan. 2005) 1-10.
3. “The Ecological Bishop: Metropolitan John Zizioulas’ Theology of Creation.” In Toronto Journal
of Theology 19/2 (2003) 199-213.
4. “The Synthesis Between Christology and Pneumatology in Modern Orthodox Theology.” In
Orientalia Christiana Periodica 68 ( 2002) 435-465.
5. Co-authored: “Reflections on the ‘Nature and Purpose of the Church’ [WCC, Faith & Order
Paper no 181 (1998)].” One in Christ 37/2 (Apr 2002) 81-95.
6. “‘Circumcise Thy Heart’: Aphrahat’s Theology of Baptism.” Diakonia 31/2 (1998) 115-128.
7. “Ecclesiology in the International Orthodox–Catholic Ecumenical Dialogue.” Greek Orthodox Theological Review 41/4 (1996) 359-374.

 

ABSTRACTS OR OTHER PAPERS READ

1. “Toward an Ecclesiology of Friendship.” Response to J. Dadosky. Regis College, Faculty / Advanced Degree Student Seminar. 2010.
2. “The Three Chapters Controversy.” Response to P. Shaw. Toronto School of Theology Advanced Degree Students’ Association Seminar. 2010.
3. “‘A Great Historic Day’: The Conciliar Diaries of Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk.” Vatican II in Canada Colloquium. University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto. May 4-6, 2009.
4. Panellist. Christianity & Culture Curriculum Renewal. University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto. Nov. 18, 2009.
5. “Seeing Eye to Eye: The Face in Eastern Christian Iconography.” Toronto School of Theology Colloquium, Toronto: “‘Till There are Faces’: The Human Countenance and the Sacred.” Nov. 4, 2008.
6. “Forgetting as a Principle of Continuity in Tradition.” Response to Joseph Mueller. Catholic Theological Society of America annual meeting, Congar Ecumenical Colloquium, Los Angeles, CA. June 7-10, 2007.
7. Respondent to Meg Lavin: “Paradoxes of Belonging: The Eucharist and the Body Politic.” Regis College, Faculty / Advanced Degree Seminar (March 2006).
8. Respondent to Gilles Mongeau: “Thomas Aquinas’ Theology of Suffering and the Cross.” Regis College, Faculty / Advanced Degree Seminar (October 2004).
9. Invited study paper: “Eastern Christian Perspectives on the World Council of Churches’ ‘The Nature & Purpose of the Church.’” Catholic Theological Society of America annual meeting (Reston, Virginia, June 2004). [Publication details noted above].
10. Invited paper: “John of Damascus and Theodore Abu Qurrah: Icons, Christ & Sacred Texts.” For the Symposium: “Icons & Images: Inheriting a Tradition, Constructing a Tradition” (St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan). Jan. 24-26, 2002. [Publication details noted above].
11. Presentation to the Toronto Roman Catholic Archdiocese Ecumenical & Interfaith Commission, on the Joint Statement “Reflections on Covenant & Mission (Aug. 12, 2002)” of the Consultation of the National Council of Synagogues and the USCCB Bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs.
12. Faculty & Advanced Degree Seminar (Regis College): “The Synthesis Between Christology and Pneumatology on Modern Orthodox Theology.” 2002.
13. “The Dialogue of Charity: Orthodox-Catholic Ecumenism.” XVII World Youth Days, Toronto (July 23-28, 2002). July 24, Canadian National Exhibition Place.
14. “The Roots of Eastern Christian Thought: Saints, Bishops & Theologians.” XVII World Youth Days, Toronto (July 23-28, 2002). July 26, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church.
15. Introduction and Concluding Remarks for James Francis Cardinal Stafford (President, Pontifical
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Council for the Laity). Regis College Chancellor’s Lecture. Sam Sorbara Hall, St. Michael’s College, Toronto. 2001.
16. “ I Believe’—The Creed in Eastern Christian Theology and Iconography” (5 lectures). Eparchy of Saskatoon Study Days, Prince Albert, Saskatoon. October 19-21, 2001.
17. “The Eastern Church(es) in Today’s Ukraine (Keynote Address).” Eparchy of Saskatoon Study Days. Prince Albert, Saskatoon. October 20, 2001.
18. “The Roman Catholic Church and Its Ecumenical Relations with the Christian East (Workshop).” Parish Ecumenical Resource Person Program, Toronto Catholic Archdiocese Ecumenical and Inter-Faith Commission. November 2, 1999.
19. “The Ecological Bishop: Metropolitan John Zizioulas’ Theology of Creation.” Paper for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR). Orlando, November, 1998.
20. “Trinitarian Syntheses in Modern Orthodox Theology.” Paper for the annual meeting of the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH), for the Canadian Association of Eastern Christian Studies (CAECS). Ottawa, May 27, 1998.
21. “Ethical Waves We Surf on the Internet–A Scenario.” Two workshops presented at the University of St. Michael’s College, Continuing Education Conference: “Ethical Issues for the Next Millennium–Ethics and Technology.” Toronto, May 30-31, 1996.
22. “Ecclesiology in the Orthodox / Catholic Ecumenical Dialogue.” Paper for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR). Philadelphia, November 18-21, 1995.
23. “Grace: St. Gregory Palamas and the Eastern Christian Tradition.” St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Gregory Palamas Public Lectures. Toronto, November 11, 1994.