Skira, Jaroslav Z.
Dr. Jaroslav Z. Skira

PhD (St. Michael's)

jerry.skira@utoronto.ca | 416-922-5474 ext 258

Bio

Jaroslav Skira is the Inaugural Dean of Regis-St. Michael’s, a new federation of Regis College and the University of St. Michael’s College, Faculty of Theology (since 2022). He has held various teaching positions at both institutions, as well as the Met. Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies and the L’viv Theological Academy (Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine). He is a Ukrainian Greco-Catholic layperson. He previously served as the Founding Director, Graduate Centre for Theological Studies at TST (2011-2017).

Specializations

  • Eastern Orthodox Ecclesiology and Triadology
  • Orthodox-Catholic Ecumenical Relations
  • Communion Ecclesiology

Recent Publications

  • Ecumenical Relations Between the Catholic Church and Its Orthodox Sister Churches: Twenty-Five Years After Balamand. Eds. Jaroslav Z. Skira, Peter De Mey & Hermanus Teule. Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2022.
  • “The Balamand Document on Uniatism in the Context of the International Orthodox-Catholic Ecumenical Dialogue.” In Ecumenical Relations Between the Catholic Church and Its Orthodox Sister Churches: Twenty-Five Years After Balamand. Eds. Jaroslav Z. Skira, Peter De Mey & Herman Teule. Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2022.
  • The Church, Migration and Global (In)Difference. Eds. Darren Dias, Jaroslav Skira, Michael Attridge and Gerard Mannion. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.
  • “The Ukrainian Churches and Migration in Canada: Re-Imagining History and the Present.” In The Church, Migration and Global (In)Difference. Eds. Darren Dias, Jaroslav Skira, Michael Attridge and Gerard Mannion. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.
  • Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk, Vatican II and the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church. Eds. Jaroslav Skira and Peter De Mey. Eastern Christian Studies 31. Leuven: Peeters Press, 2020.
  • “Fostering Dialogue and Promoting the Reception of Vatican II Among Ukrainian-Canadians.” In Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk, Vatican II and the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church. Co-edited with Peter De Mey. Eastern Christian Studies 31. Leuven: Peeters Press, 2020. Pp. 189-210.
  • “Sowing on Good Soil: Canadian Scholarship on the Ukrainian Church(es).” Co-authored with Myroslaw Tataryn. East/West Journal of Ukrainian Studies 6/1 (2019) 51-90.
  • The Second Vatican Council Diaries (1960-1965) of Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk. Translated J. Skira. Annotated by K. Schelkens. Companion Volume in Ukrainian on CD: Щоденники Другого Ватиканського Собору (1960-1965) Митрополита Максима Германюка. Ред. Я. Скіра, К. Шелкенс, С. Мендела. Peeters Press, Belgium 2012. English: 333pp. + Ukrainian: 145pp.
  • "John of Damascus and Theodore Abû Qurrah: Icons, Christ & Sacred Texts." In Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 55/3-4 (2014) 365-390.
Appointment Status College TST Teaching Category
Basic Degree
GCTS Full
Regis College Regular Tenure Stream

Current Courses - Instructor 2

Course Code Course Name Semester
TSJ5021HF Research and Scholarship First Semester