Born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, 2 May 1956, of Byzantine Greek Catholic parents, baptized and raised in the Ruthenian tradition of the Eparchy of Passaic, New Jersey. Graduated from Scranton Preparatory School (Jesuit) in 1974 and graduated from the University of Scranton (Jesuit) in 1978. Enter the Jesuit Novitiate of St. Isaac Jogues (1978-1980); Philosophy Studies at St. Louis University (1980-1982); Regency at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia (1982-1984); Theology Studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University while living at the Collegio Internazionale del Gesù (1984-1987); ordained a priest in the Byzantine Catholic Church of the Eparchy of Passaic; Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1987-1989); Russicum College in Rome (1989-1990); teacher at Loyola Blakefield Jesuit High School in Towson, Maryland (1989-1994); living and a student at Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome (1994-1996) for a license in History; Loyola Blakefield teacher (1996-1998); Pontifical Oriental Institute Rome completing a licentiate and doctorate in Oriental Canon Law (1998-2003), directed by Most Rev. Cyril Vasil’, S.J.; professor on the Oriental Canon Law Faculty of the Pontifical Oriental Institute (2009-2017) and Dean of the Faculty (2008-2015).
United States of America
University of Scranton, B.S.Th.
Gregorian University, S.T.B.
Pontifical Oriental Institute, S.E.O.
Pontifical Oriental Institute, D.c.O.
Pontifical oriental Institute, J.C.O.D.
– Proverbs 2: 10-11