Ukrainian American Archives and Museum of Detroit elects new president and plans a series of exhibits

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.

Former prime minister Honcharuk visits Chicago, discusses importance of diaspora contributions to Ukraine

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.

UOC-U.S.A. honors Heavenly Hundred, appeals for justice for Euro-Maidan deaths

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.

UNWLA Branch 56 members help their members schedule and receive COVID-19 vaccinations

NORTH PORT, Fla. – Under the best of circumstances, during the first weeks of its rollout, it was daunting for capable adults to hunt down a COVID-19 vaccine in the state of Florida and in many other states. For people who struggle with technology or struggle with the English language, the effort to schedule and secure a vaccination could seem nearly impossible.

Plast Ukrainian scouting makes a comeback in the Twin Cities

MINNEAPOLIS – In the fall of 2018, members of Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization in the U.S.A. within the Twin Cities area met in the empty gymnasium of St. Constantine Ukrainian Catholic Church to discuss the branch’s future. Here, one generation reminisced about how strong the Plast community in Minneapolis once was, while another dreamed of its resurgence and revival.

Archbishop Daniel visits Znamianka Orphanage

SOMERSET, N.J. – Archbishop Daniel of the UOC-U.S.A. traveled to Ukraine on December 21-23 to visit the Znamianka Children’s Orphanage in Kirovohrad Oblast. The archbishop delivered financial assistance from the faithful of the UOC-U.S.A. for necessary repairs of the heating pipes in the orphanage and to help pay for the annual wages for special needs instructors at the orphanage.

St. Andrew Church lights dark times as pandemic deaths surpass 500k

SOUTH BOUND BROOK, N.J. – St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church at the Spiritual Center – Metropolia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. is illuminated on February 22 to honor the memory of the 500,071 individuals who lost their lives to COVID-19, according to data from John Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Like an eternal candle, St. Andrew Church was designed to honor the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933.