Very Rev. Andriy Chirovsky
Fr. Andriy was born in 1956 in New Jersey. He is the Founding Director of the Sheptytsky Institute and was the Peter and Doris Kule Professor of Eastern Christian Theology and Spirituality. He has a special interest in the spiritual life of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, on whom he wrote his master’s and doctoral theses. Fr. Andriy was ordained a Ukrainian Catholic priest by the confessor of faith Patriarch Josyf Slipyj in Castelgandolfo, in 1980, and elevated to the rank of Mitred Archpriest in August, 2005. He is married to Halyna (Pawlyshyn), and they have two children, Sophia and Alexander. On November 26, 2005 Fr. Andriy was elevated to Archpriest.