Guestmaster

Rev. Demetrius Wasylyniuk, O.S.B.

I was raised in Watrous, Saskatchewan where my family farmed.  I was a mortician for 14 years before entering St. Peter’s Abbey.

On July 11 of 1986 I made my first vows as a Benedictine monk, and then completed my solemn vows on July 11 in 1992. On June 29, 1996 I was ordained as a monastic priest. On February 17 of 2006 I was granted bi-ritual faculty to celebrate liturgy/sacraments in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. I am presently able to celebrate liturgy in both the Roman Catholic and Ukrainian Catholic Churches.

Priesthood studies were spent at Mount Angel Monastery near Portland, Oregon for six years. I convocated with a B.A. in Philosophy, Master in Divinity and Master in Sacred Scripture.

While living at St. Peter’s Abbey I have held many roles. I was director of student services in the college from 1996 to 1998. I have served on the board of governors of the college since 1998. I have been involved in campus ministry since 2000. I have been serving St. Peter’s Abbey as guestmaster since April 1 of 1997.

Some of my hobbies include beekeeping, gardening, wine making, managing the orchard and tree trimming.

I enjoy studying languages, especially Hebrew and Greek.

Contact: guestmaster@stpeters.sk.ca or (306) 682-1775

Fr. Demetrius at Cemetery

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