Although thematically distinct, the films present the viewer with a connective narrative thread of the personal stories of survivors. Ariadna Ochrymovych’s interviews of elderly survivors of the Holodomor presents eyewitness …
It joins other monuments around the American capital dedicated to the memory of victims of communism, the Holocaust, World Wars, those honoring former U.S. Presidents, and even Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko. Only two monuments are opened every year by the U.S. National Park Service in Washington, and the location of this memorial, only a block from the central train station and three blocks from the Capitol building, will remind millions of visitors of the horrors experienced by the Ukrainian people.
The clergy and faithful of the Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Palatine, Illinois are planning to build a new church. With the blessing of Bishop Richard Seminack and the worldwide Synod of Ukrainian Catholic Bishops, His Beatitude Patriarch Sviatoslav has also designated the parish as a Shrine dedicated to the New Martyrs of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. During a recent Synod of our Bishops, permission was granted to place relics of the New Martyrs in the newly built church for prayer and veneration.
The legend of Kupalo is so ancient that historians and anthropologists can’t really decide when it came to be. Originally a pre-Christian fertility and cleansing ritual celebrated near the summer solstice, Kupalo exalted the uncontrollable forces of nature: floodwaters, the harvest, the tide, and the weather.