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Visiting Professor of Liturgical Theology and Early Christianity

Brian Butcher, Ph.D.


Dr. Butcher is currently a sessional lecturer in the Toronto School of Theology and a Fellow of the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptysky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, relocated in 2017 to the University of St. Michael’s College from Saint Paul University in Ottawa. From 2011-2017, he taught courses at the latter in both Eastern and Western Christian traditions, after stints at Simon Fraser University, Catholic Pacific College/Trinity Western University and Corpus Christi College—all in Vancouver. Liturgical Theology After Schmemann: An Orthodox Reading of Paul Ricoeur, Brian’s first major book, was published in 2018 by Fordham University Press. His professional associations include membership in the American Academy of Religion—where he is a member of the steering committee for the Eastern Orthodox Studies Unit—as well as the Society of Oriental Liturgy, the International Society for Orthodox Church Music, and the North American Academy of Liturgy. A subdeacon in the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church, he also conducts the Ottawa-based Sheptytsky Institute Choir. He enjoys taekwondo, training for triathlons, performing Celtic and other folk music, and cooking.

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