NORTH PORT, Fla. – Members of Branch 56 of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America stepped forward this Easter to decorate the libraries of the Sarasota County Public Libraries in southwest Florida with traditional Ukrainian crafts, artifacts and art forms. The project was organized by Jaroslawa (Slava) Stefanyshyn, the branch’s cultural and museum coordinator. The president of Branch 56 of is Alexandra Popel.
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – Dedication has always been at the forefront for the board members, staff and volunteers of the Ukrainian American Archives and Museum of Detroit (UAAM). This didn’t change when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the museum to close its doors to the public for a time. Instead, an array of projects were gathered up to be completed within the confines of various homes.
OMAHA, Neb. – The parish community of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Omaha, Neb., led by the Rev. Taras Mylyan, on March 14 celebrated the birthdays of Taras Shevchenko (March 9, 1814) and Lina Kostenko (March 19, 1930).
Most Reverend Archbishops and Bishops, Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers, Venerable Brothers and Sisters in Monastic and Religious Life, Dearly Beloved Laity in Christ of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church: Christ is Risen!
Two topics are addressed in this article. We propose a new definition of the concept “Ukrainian in the U.S.” and describe a data-based methodology that may help estimate the number of illegal immigrants from Ukraine in the United States.
The Philadelphia District Committee of the Ukrainian National Association is pleased to announce the establishment of the Philadelphia District Stefan Hawrysh Scholarship in the amount of $750 per year. Students who are members of the Philadelphia District Branches (Nos. 10, 83, 153, 162, 163, 173, 362, 397 and 501) of the UNA are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
CHICAGO – During a visit to the Ukrainian Village here on March 12-13, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk met with various diaspora representatives and took part in a question-and-answer session in which he addressed issues related to Ukrainian politics, corruption, implementation of land, medical and educational reforms, as well as the privatization process and the program to support small and medium business in his country.
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SOUTH BOUND BROOK, N.J. – A commemorative service (panakhyda) for the Heavenly Hundred was led by Archbishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. (UOC-U.S.A.) following divine liturgy on February 21 at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church. The hierarch led prayers for the victims who were killed seven years ago while protesting on Independence Square in Kyiv in what became known as the Euro-Maidan or the Revolution of Dignity of 2013-2014. Seats in the church held small posters with the photo, name and description of each fallen hero, with a votive candle illuminating each victim’s face.
On February 20 Catherine Husak, a member of UNA Branch 173, celebrated her 101st birthday. To mark the occasion, she was joined by several members of Ukrainian National Association Branch 173 and parishioners of St Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del. The celebration at her home included flowers along with a traditional Ukrainian torte. Everyone joyfully sang Mnohaya Lita (Many Years) and Happy Birthday. Mnohaya Lita, Pani Husak!
SOMERSET, N.J. – The Nashi Predky Family History Group of the Ukrainian History and Education Center (UHEC) will hold its annual spring conference virtually on April 10. This year’s theme – “East meets West” – will feature Ukrainian genealogy-related talks and opportunities for virtual networking.