Skira, Jaroslav Z.
Jaroslav Z. Skira

PhD (St. Michael's)

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

Bio

Jaroslav Skira has been teaching at Regis College since 2001, and tenured since 2005. Prior to coming to Regis College, he held various teaching positions at St. Michael’s College, Regis College, the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies (St. Paul University, Ottawa), and the L’viv Theological Academy (Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine). He is an Ukrainian Greco-Catholic layperson. He previously served as the Founding Director, Graduate Centre for Theological Studies at TST (2011-2017).

Specializations

  • History of Eastern Orthodox Ecclesiology and Triadology
  • Eastern Christian Icons
  • Comunion Ecclesiology

Recent Publications

  • 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.
  • "Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy." Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology. Ed. Lewis Ayres and Medi Ann Volpe. Oxford University, 2015.
  • " 'Destined Before the Foundation of the World': Creation and Incarnation in Georges Florovsky and John Zizioulas." In θεολογια: Τριμηνιαία Έκδοση της Ιεράς Συνόδου της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος [Theologia: A Quarterly of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece] 4 (2010) 205-224.
  • " 'Garments of Skin?' Creation and Sin in Modern Eastern Orthodox Thought." To Discern Creation in a Scattering World. LEST VII. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 262. Eds. Frederiek Depoortere & Jacques Haers. Belgium: Peeters Press, 2013. Pp. 505-513.
  • "Affirming Sobornicity: The Ukrainian Catholic Church and Modern Ecumenism." Believing in Community: Ecumenical Reflections on the Church. LEST VI. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 261. Eds. Peter De Mey, Pieter De Witte & Gerard Mannion. Belgium: Peeters Press, 2013. Pp. 555-566.
Appointment Status College TST Teaching Category
Basic Degree
GCTS Full
Regis College Regular Tenure Stream

Current Courses

Course Code Course Name Semester
RGT3410HF Ecclesiology First Semester

Current Courses - Instructor 2

Course Code Course Name Semester
TSJ5021HF Research and Scholarship First Semester