Friday 8 November 2019

Conference on Father Josaphat Jean at Lviv University

In conjunction with Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, the Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat in Ukraine and the Basilian Fathers Museum of Mundare, Alberta, are sponsoring a conference on Father Josaphat Fran├žois Joseph Victorien Jean. Coordinated by Father Artemiy Novitskyi of Zhovkva, the conference will take place at the University from 29–30 November 2019. Three Canadian-Ukrainians will be participating at the event. The conference is part of the centenary celebrations of the founding of the Western Ukrainian National Republic (ZUNR), in the Foreign Ministry of which the native French-Canadian served. The following is an English translation of the program:

29 November 2019

Yeronim Hrim, OSBM 
(Basilian Philosophical-Theological Institute, Briukhovychi)
The Life and Work of Father Jean, OSBM.

Pietro Shkrabiuk
(Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Lviv) 
“From Krekhiv to Buchach (1913–1919)” – state-building inspiration of Father Jean.

Liliana Hentosh
(Ivan Franko National University, Lviv) 
Diplomatic Activity of Father Jean during the Years of Struggle for Ukrainian Statehood, 1918–1921.

Athanasius McVay
(Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, Canada) 
“You have not changed at all” : the Relatioship of Father Josaphat Jean with Nuncio Achille Ratti – Pope Pius XI.

Presentation of two of Dr McVay’s books.

30 November 2019

Oleh Pavlyshyn
(Ivan Franko National University, Lviv) 
The Historical Context of the Pastoral and Diplomatic Activities of Father Jean.

Yustyn Boyko
(Studite monk, Lviv) 
Father Jean’s Studite Period (1923–1931).

Artemiy Novytsky, OSBM
Father Josaphat Jean’s Ministry in Canada (1931–1972).

Athanasius McVay
(Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, Canada) 
“Metropolis of the Universe” : Father Jean as Dean of UGCC in Great Britain.

Karen Lemiski
(Basilian Fathers Museum, Mundare, Canada )
The Unexpected Collection of the Basilian Fathers Museum.