The Holodomor reminds us of truth

Those who think deeply about the meaning of the commemoration of the Holodomor by necessity come back to the Gospel of Matthew where he says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.” Father Gregory Zubacz of the Ukrainian Catholic Mission Church in Fresno, California, said last year (2017): “Our hunger and thirst for the truth is why we have come together today, to demonstrate that the truth can never remain hidden, and to tell our story to the world. And by gathering here and doing so, we are plowing a field of justice in the world so that the seeds of true peace may grow for future generations to be nourished with. Where once was sown a bitter harvest may we now sow the seeds of hope so that those who hunger and thirst for righteousness may be satisfied.” The 1932-33 genocidal famine should not be a something to merely observe each year because “that’s what we do” but our observance is of the genocide is an opportunity to know and understand our humanity in light of our pursuit of truth and faithfulness to the Lord of Life. Only in light of a relationship with Christ does our desire for peace come true and lasting.

Ukrainian National Home Oktoberfest

The Board of Directors of the Ukrainian National Home cordially invites Members and Guests to an Oktoberfest-German Food from Eastside Restaurant-New Britain CT

Friday, October 12, 2018 from 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm at the Ukrainian National Home, 961 Wethersfield, Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114

Enjoy October with friends at the club!

phone: (860) 296-5702

website: http://www.ukrainiannationalhome.org

Recovery Room –a film at the parish

Film event at the Parish –“Recovery Room”

Sunday, September 23, 1:00 p.m.

The New Haven Post 33 of the Ukrainian American Veterans of America invites you to a special screening of the award-winning documentary, “Recovery Room.”

The film tells the story of the impact of the current war in Ukraine and the response by Ukrainians around the world. “Recovery Room” was directed by Adriana Luhovy and produced by Yurij Luhovy and Zorianna Hrycenko.

St. Michael’s Church Hall, 569 George St, New Haven

Admission is FREE
Beverages will be available for sale.

Ukrainian Independence observance in New Haven

At a brief ceremony today following the second Divine Liturgy, members of our Ukrainian community gathered in the parish yard in front of the Holy Theotokos and our flags to pray and reflect upon the anniversary of Ukrainian Independence.

Let us pray to the Holy Spirit and to His Spouse, Mary the Mother God for Ukraine.

Here is New Haven’s Proclamation (don’t mind the errors in date)…. click to enlarge the image.

Ostap Yednak to speak at Parish

The St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Church community in New Haven welcomes Ostap Yednak, member of the Ukrainian Parliament (Verxovna Rada), who will speak on the current political, economic and security situation in Ukraine as well as the Presidential campaign currently underway.

The conversation will be bilingual and will take place on Sunday, 27 May at 12:00 noon at St. Michael’s church hall, 569 George Street, New Haven.

All are welcome to participate.

51st Ukrainian Day Festival announced

CT State Ukrainian Day Committee announces that the 51st Ukrainian Day Festival will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at St. Basil’s Seminary in Stamford, CT..

The first Festival Committee Meeting for this year will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2 :00 p.m., at The Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall, 255 Barnum Avenue, Bridgeport, CT.

Those interested in working on the festival committee are invited to attend.

For information, contact Roman Stanislavskyy or Gloria Horbaty (203-269-5909).

The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution, Book Talk with Marci Shore

The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution, Book Talk with Marci Shore

Friday, February 16, 2018 – 12:30pm

The presentation and discussion will take place at Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE), room 202, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511

Discussion with author Marci Shore, associate professor of History at Yale University.

While the world watched the uprising in Ukraine during the winter of 2013-14 as an episode in geopolitics, the author contends, those in that country lived the revolution as an existential transformation: the blurring of night and day, the loss of a sense of time, the sudden disappearance of fear, the imperative to make choices.

In this book, Marci Shore evokes the human face of the Ukrainian Revolution. Grounded in the true stories of activists and soldiers, parents and children, Shore blends a narrative of choices with a historian’s reflections on what revolution is and what it means. She sets her portraits of individual revolutionaries against the past as they understand it — and the future as they hope to make it. In so doing, she strives to provide a lesson about human solidarity in a world where the boundary between reality and fiction is ever more effaced.

Marci Shore, associate professor of History at Yale University. A brief biography of Dr. Shore may be found here.

Anne Applebaum speaking at Yale

The Polish-Hungarian Friendship Society will be hosting a discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum on Tuesday, February 13, at Yale University in Linsly-Chittenden Hall 317 at 5:30 p.m. The discussion will be moderated by Laszlo Gendler.

Ms. Applebaum recently published Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine.

Mention of Applebaum and her new book was noted on this parish blog here.

An article on the book by George Weigel.

My Ukrainian American Story

Parish hosting new book signing

Adrianna Bamber will be meeting us to introduce her new book, My Ukrainian American Story on Sunday at the Ukrainian Women’s League bazaar. Bamber attended our own Ridna Shkola. As the author/illustrator, Ms. Bamber will be signing and selling her books after each Divine Liturgy in our hall on Sunday, December 10th.

Journey with female protagonist, Oksana as she shares her Ukrainian American experience. Thirty-eight pages of detailed color illustrations transport you through Oksana’s vibrant world filled with the customs, dance, food, craft, music and holiday traditions passed down from generations of Ukrainians. Oksana’s appreciation of her culture empowers children to celebrate their heritage.

You can find more information about Ms. Bamber’s new book here: www.myukrainianamericanstory.com