Wednesday, Session XII - Membership Business Lunch With Special Guest Speaker
Archbishop Borys Gudziak is the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. He was born in Syracuse, New York, the son of immigrants from Ukraine. After earning a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and biology from Syracuse University, he earned a doctorate in Slavic and Byzantine Cultural History at Harvard University. In 1992, he moved to Lviv, Ukraine where he founded and directed (1992-2002) the Institute of Church History. In 2002 he became Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University and in 2013 until June 2019, its President. In 2012 he was appointed Bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg and Switzerland.
Archbishop Gudziak speaks English, Ukrainian, Italian, Polish, French, Russian, and German. He is the author of a number of scholarly works, among them a doctoral dissertation on sixteenth-century church history, published as Crisis and Reform: The Kyivan Metropolitanate, the Patriarchate of Constantinople, and The Genesis of the Union of Brest (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998), as well as numerous articles in European and North American academic journals.