Seminary announces new Director of Spiritual Formation

The Byzantine Catholic Seminary is pleased to announce that Metropolitan William has appointed Fr. Ivan Chirovsky as its new Director of Spiritual Formation effective the 1st of June 2021.

Fr. Will Rupp is returning to parochial ministry after completing five years of exceptional service in this most important role.

No stranger to our Seminary community, serving as a spiritual director, a member of our faculty, and serving on our support staff, Fr. Ivan Maria Chirovsky was ordained in L’viv, Ukraine in 1990 to the presbyterate by the Metropolitan Volodymyr Sterniuk, Confessor of the Faith. He has served in Ukrainian Catholic churches in Montreal, Parma, Miami, and Pittsburgh, as well as retreat master for retreats for deacons and their wives. His wife of thirty-one years, Pani Matka Maria, received her Theology degree from B.C.S. in 2010 then finished her C.P.E. in 2011. She has worked as a chaplain the past nine years, currently with the U.P.M.C. Family Hospice. Together they are the parents of two children and the grandparents of one grandson.

May God grant to his priest servants William and Ivan many years in health and happiness.

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