The Ukrainian Christmas Tradition

The Knights of Columbus is hosting a presentation on Ukrainian Christmas Tradition given by Fr. Paul Luniw.

Sunday, January 26, 2-3pm

Knights of Columbus Museum, One State Street, New Haven

Eastern Europe will the focus region of the European continent January 25 and 26.
Among the events will be a presentation by Fr. Paul Luniw, pastor of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Terryville, CT. On Sunday, January 26, at 2 p.m., Fr. Luniw will discuss Christmas customs and traditions in Ukraine. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is held in conjunction with the museum’s Christmas in Europe exhibition, which features 80 Nativity scenes from across the European continent. The show continues through February 2, 2020. Free admission and parking. Open to the public.

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Happy Thanksgiving & Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy will be served tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day at 9:00 a.m. in English and Ukrainian. The Liturgy is a terrific way to have an attitude of gratitude. Join us at the Liturgy!

Happy Thanksgiving from our parish family to you.
Glory to God for all things!

National Symphony of Ukraine in CT

The National Symphony of Ukraine will be touring the USA. Volodymyr Sirenko is the conductor and performing at UCONN’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, November 22 at 7 p.m.

The NSU was founded in 1949.

Pre-concert lecture ( included in the ticket price) by Dr Glenn Stanley at 6:15 p.m.

University of Connecticut, 2132 Hillside Road, Unit 3104, Storrs.

The program includes:

~American Rhapsody, composed by UCONN 2019 Grammy Award-winner Kenneth Fuchs
~Brahms Double Concerto with Sophie Shao, cello and I as soloists
~Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6

Ticket prices $15.00 – $45.00
Tickets may be purchased online.

Holodomor Memorial Service 2019

Today, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC held the Holodomor Memorial Service.

As Deacon Thomas Stadnik said, “The Service was held to commemorate the 86th anniversary of the Genocide of Ukrainian People by artificially imposed Famine during 1932 and 1933 at the command of the merciless Satanic sociopath and mass murderer Josef Stalin. After imposing a collective farming program, Soviet authorities confiscated all food and beverages and all livestock from vast stretches of Ukraine, leaving people literally to starve to death, while the facts of these events were covered up and denied by Stalin and his henchmen. Whole extended families died out in this horrid genocidal famine. Today we pray for all who died, especially those who have no one left alive to pray for them, and for those few who did survive and live with the terrible memory of that experience.

For those who have not heard of the Holodomor before, it is recommended that you see the recently released movie “Mr Jones”, about the Irish journalist Gareth Jones who visited Ukraine at that time and documented this horror.

The bishops of the Ukrainian Catholic and Orthodox communities presided.

Picture by Jennifer Stadnik