November 8, 2019

New York Ukrainians to mark 86th anniversary of Holodomor

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NEW YORK – On Saturday, November 16, Ukrainian Americans and invited guests will gather at midtown Manhattan’s historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the annual National Observance Commemorating Ukraine’s Holodomor, the Famine-Genocide of 7 million-10 million Ukrainians in 1932-1933.

Organized for over two decades by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the largest representation of Ukrainians in America, this annual commemoration regularly attracts hundreds of attendees from across the tri-state metropolitan area. The ecumenical requiem service (panakhyda) will begin at 2 p.m. and will be concelebrated by the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox and Ukrainian Catholic Churches in America, with responses sung by the Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York. Following the service, guests and dignitaries will deliver a series of brief remarks.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is located at 631 Fifth Ave., between 50th and 51st streets. For more information, readers may contact the UCCA National Office by e-mail at ucca@ucca.org or by phone at 212-228-6840.