Pryjma was born on 17 July 1906 in the village of Stradch, Yavoriv District. He graduated from a school for cantors, which was at that time under the care of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, and then he was made the cantor and choir director in the local village church in Stradch. Prijma was married with two young children.
On 26 June 1941 agents of the Soviet NKVD mercilessly tortured and murdered him along with Fr. Mykola Konrad, in a forest near Stradch as they were returning from the house of a sick woman who had requested the sacrament of reconciliation. His body had not been found until a week after the murder. He had been stabbed multiple times in the chest with a bayonet.
- Biographies of twenty five Greek-Catholic Servants of God at the website of the Vatican
- Beatification of the Servants of God on June 27, 2001 at the website of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
- Alan Butler, Paul Burns. Butler's lives of the saints. Continuum International Publishing Group, 2005. p76