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UKRAINE LUNCH & LEARN

History of Ukrainian Dance in America

March 17, 2024 at 12:15pm

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UKRAINE LUNCH N LEARN
Presented & Moderated by

Andrij W. Chornodolsky

You are cordially invited to join us the second Sunday of each month on interesting topics of Ukraine. The presentation begins at 12:15PM. Admission is FREE. Sandwiches, desserts and drinks will be available. Donations will be accepted for medical needs of Ukrainian Wounded Soldiers. Please share and join us for a learning experience in good company.

God Bless our endeavor. 

September 10, 2023  Historical context of Ukrainian emigration to the United States pre-World War I and after World War II. Books introduced with brief overview: Myron Kuropas-Ukrainians in America, Alexander Lushnytsky, Ph.D- Ukrainians of Philadelphia and other examples. Open discussion about film and subject matter. Film- Baba Babee Skazala

 

October 8, 2023 Ukrainian musical Instruments legacy presentation in Dioramas by Luba and Andrij Chornodolsky. Film: Music of Survival-The Story of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus

 

November 12, 2023   Understanding the Holodomor-Ukraine’s famine-genocide 1932-1933. “Ninety years later another genocidal war in Ukraine. Genocide as defined by International Law” presentation by Andrij W. Chornodolsky Film: Bitter Harvest 

 

December 10, 2023   Presentation of Christmas Eve traditions in Ukraine and Christmas Carols Film: Christmas in Lviv by renowned popular singer Ruslana 

 

January 14, 2024  History of Ukrainian dance in America Surprise Guest Speaker -renowned dance choreographer to be announced. Film-”Folk-Finding our roots...in red dancing boots.” 

 

February 11, 2024   Discussion-History of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States. Guest Speaker to be announced. Book Review “Bishop Soter Ortynsky” by Rev. Iwan Kaszczak Film: Metropolitan Andrey by Oles Yancuk 

 

March 10, 2024   Discussion- The Orange Revolution as prelude to the Russia invasions of Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk and the full-scale War against Ukraine, the time periods of 2014 till the present. Film: Freedom or Death by Damian Kolodiy 

 

April 14, 2024   Discussion -The role of media in either telling the truth or perpetration of lies-the case of Gareth Jones and Pulitzer Prize winner Duranty. Pictorial display Memorializing the Holodomor Film- Mr. Jones-The Truth Can’t Be Hidden Forever by Agnieszka Holland 

 

May 12, 2024  Presentation -Understanding Ukraine’s complex modern history and its relationship with its eastern and western neighbors. Focus on pre- and western neighbors. Focus on pre- and post-World War I. The contrast of the 20th and 21st centuries in terms of foes and friends. Film: Bereza Kartuzka by Yurij Luhovy 

 

June 9, 2024   Prefaced by a historic analysis of the history of Crimea and of the Crimean Tatar Nation and its role in the present Russo-Ukrainian War. Film: CHAJTAPMA Renowned classic film about the tragedy of the forced deportation of the Crimean Tatars exiled by Stalin in 1944 

 

July 13, 2024   Unanswered Questions about Ukrainian History and identity- a panel discussion-When did Rus become Ukraine? Film: Ukraine-The Birth of a Nation by Jerzy Hoffman 

 

August 10, 2024  Highly well reviewed and Film Festivals awarded historical overview of seventy years of Soviet terror Film: The Soviet Story by Edvins Snore

Dear Parishioners! The only way that we can continue our ministry here at our church is with your generous financial help. Thank you for your generosity in the weekly collection. Know that we need your help and deeply appreciate the sacrifices you make!

Divine Liturgy

We invite you to Worship with Us

Saturdays:  4pm in English

Sundays: 11am in Ukrainian / English

Holydays: Check the website

Confessions: Half hour before Liturgy

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On Sunday, February 25 we will commemorate the anniversary of Russia's war on Ukraine. Saturday, February 24 at 2pm there will be a mass rally in Washington DC. Several buses will be leaving at different locations - Ukrainian Cultural Center, St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Jenkintown, We encourage you to come to the rally to remember the attack of Ukraine and pray the war will end peacefully.

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A beautiful Easter Gift Basket will be raffled on March 23 (you do not need to be present to win). Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  All proceeds benefit our church. You can see and buy tickets at the Thrift Store. Support the church and maybe win the basket filled with Easter goods.

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Sunday, March 10th we will be hosting Vespers followed by some Fellowship in the Church Hall.  Vespers services are spiritual and prayful. It's a beautiful way to walk the journal of being closer to Jesus during the Lenten season. Come and join us.

SOROKOUSTY:

LENTEN REMEMBRANCE OF OUR BELOVED DECEASED

Lent will begin on Monday, February 12 and as is the usual custom of our Church, we will remember our dearly departed ones during Lent by our private prayers and during Sorokousty - a special service for the deceased. If you wish to have your departed loved ones remembered at that time, please place their name(s) on the Special Remembrance envelope dated for Sunday, January 28, 2024. Let us remember and pray for our deceased family members. Submit the names of your beloved departed and plan on attending the Sorokousty Service every Saturday morning during the Great Lent.

Why do we pray for the dead?

LENTEN PILGRIMAGE

Everyone is invited to make a Lenten pilgrimage to Eastern Rite Catholic Churches in the area for spiritual renewal. On each Sunday at 3pm during the Great Lent, the Vespers Services will be celebrated at a different parish with an opportunity to receive the Holy Sacrament of Confession. It is a great way to get to know other parish communities and strengthen our life in prayer. The services will be celebrated on the following dates:

February 18 - Bessed Virgin Mary Byzantine                                    Catholic Church, 88 Gap Rd, Coatesville

February 25 - St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian                           Catholic Church, 427 Walnut St,                                 Pottstown

March 3 - St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic                      Church, 301 Cherry St., Pottstown

March 10 - Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church,

                301 Fairview St., Phoenixville

March 17 - St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church,

                203 Jacob St., Mont Clare

Each family community invites you to a social hour after the Vespers Service. We do hope that all of us will find time for this unique ecumenical mission praying and worshiping God.

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2024 Parish Envelopes and Calendars can be found in the church hall. Please be sure to pick them up. EVER FAMILY is asked to fill out a NEW Registration Card, which can be found in your donation envelope box. 

YOU ARE INVITED!

We extend a warm invitation to you to join a meaningful experience at Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Whether you're a devout follower, curious seeker, or just looking for a serene place to reflect, our church offers a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. The rich traditions, beautiful liturgy, and sense of community have been a source of inspiration and comfort for many, including myself.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider attending:

Spiritual Nourishment: Our church provides a space for deep reflection, prayer, and spiritual growth. The liturgy is both moving and contemplative, offering a chance to connect with your faith on a profound level.

Cultural Connection: Embracing Ukrainian Catholicism allows us to connect with our cultural heritage in a powerful way. The rituals, music, and customs provide a unique experience that resonates with our shared history.

Warm Community: You'll find a close-knit community of individuals who are supportive, compassionate, and eager to welcome newcomers. It's a wonderful opportunity to make meaningful connections and forge lasting friendships.

Education and Learning: Our church often hosts events, seminars, and study groups that delve into various aspects of faith and Ukrainian culture. These can be enlightening and enriching experiences for those interested in deepening their understanding.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if you'd like me to accompany you for your first visit. I truly believe you'll find Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church to be a source of comfort, inspiration, and community.

 

Our liturgy is held on Saturdays at 4:00pm in English and Sundays at 11:00am in Ukrainian (with choir).

Looking forward to sharing this experience with you!

Around the Archeparchy

Stay Tuned

Four Priests of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia to be Honored with the Dignity of Archpriest: Reverend Roman Dubitsky

Reverend Taras Lonchyna

Reverend John Seniw

Reverend Robert J. Hitchens

 

Metropolitan Borys expresses his condolences to the Jewish Community of Philadelphia and in the United States. 

On September 21, in Washington, DC as part of the visit of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the USA, an award ceremony was held to honor individuals for "significant personal contribution to strengthening interstate cooperation, support of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and popularization of the Ukrainian state in the world." The Metropolitan of Philadelphia, Borys Gudziak, received the award of the President of Ukraine - the Cross of Ivan Mazepa.

Beginning September 1, 2023, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine switches to a new style for fixed holidays while adhering to the current Paschalia. The UGCC in Ukraine will celebrate all fixed feasts in the new style. Primarily, Christmas — on December 25, Epiphany — on January 6, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary — on March 25, Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary — on October 1, St. Nicholas Day — on December 6, etc. For more information, click on this link: https://ugcc.ua/en/data/historical-decision-the-ugcc-in-ukraine-switches-to-a-new-calendar-232/

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD IN THE TEMPLE

February 2, 2024

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Lord, may this candle be a light for you to enlighten me in my difficulties. May it be a fire for you to burn out of me all pride, selfishness and impurity. May it be a flame for you to bring warmth into my heart towards my family, my neighbors and all those who meet me.

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As you decorate your loved ones gravesites, for Christmas take the old Easter/Summer decorations home with you. Please do not leave them at the back of the cemetery lot.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

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The Thrift Store is open every Saturday, weather permitted, from 11am to 3pm.

Donations can be dropped off at the store or call Barbara Catherman at

610-710-1342 to schedule a time

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