Hieromonk Gregory (Hrynkiw), A.S.T.H., has been a Byzantine-Catholic monk since 1989. While serving as Protohegumen of the Most Holy Saviour Province of the Basilian Order of St. Josaphat (O.S.B.M.) from February 2004 to July 2007, he fought on the front lines against systemic corruption in Ukraine. After suffering threats to his life, he was ordered to return to Rome, and in 2010 made his solemn profession of monastic vows into the Hermitage of the Three Holy Hierarchs. The Hermitage is a form of consecrated life under the jurisdiction of Bishop Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. (the Eparch of Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon), which follows the “middle path” of St. Gregory of Nazianzus, uniting both the contemplative (theoria) and active (praxis) aspects of monastic life. In 2014, Fr. Gregory completed his doctoral dissertation on Cajetan on Sacred Doctrine (In ST, I, q. 1): An Original Contribution towards a Theology of “Light from Light” by a Renaissance Cardinal and Theologian in via Thomae under the direction of Mons. Charles Morerod, O.P. At present, Fr. Gregory is in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, preaching and teaching.
Once a week from September until April, from 6:30pm-7:20pm, Fr. Gregory hosts an evening Scripture study session at Dormition Parish. No fee or registration is required but donations to assist Fr. Gregory in continuing the mission of the Hermitage are greatly appreciated. Father Gregory occasionally fills in for the priest of Dormition Parish if necessary. You can follow him on his blog at www.asketerion.com.