Parma parishioners remember Famine

PARMA, Ohio - The parishioners of St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral on Sunday, June 1, solemnly commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Famine-Genocide of 1932-1933 in Ukraine.

Held between the 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. liturgies to allow greater participation by the parishioners, the commemoration began with a procession to the Famine monument on the grounds of the cathedral, where a memorial service was served by three priests and a deacon, while the cathedral choir sang the responses.

Following the service, youth from the parish Sunday school, the Taras Shevchenko School of Ukrainian Studies and the Junior Ukrainian Orthodox League chapter read descriptions of the Famine in both Ukrainian and English, as well as moving poems about the tragedy. The commemoration concluded with the children placing a basket of blue and yellow flowers at the base of the monument as the choir sang "Bozhe Velykyi."

To further familiarize parishioners with the events of 1932-1933, articles about the Famine were printed in the Sunday bulletins along with a letter to be mailed to The Pulitzer Prize Board requesting the revocation of the Pulitzer Prize awarded to The New York Times correspondent Walter Duranty because of his false reporting from Ukraine at the time of the Famine-Genocide that took the lives of 7 million to 10 million.

Passaic seniors assist parochial school

PASSAIC, N.J. - At the close of the academic year, the Seniors of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church donated a magazine rack to St. Nicholas School. The children were happy to see their favorite magazines on a beautiful new rack. Seen above (from left) are: Anya Hnateyko, librarian; Maria Maik, president of the Seniors; and Rostyslaw Halaburda, first vice-president.

Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, August 3, 2003, No. 31, Vol. LXXI

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