Update on “Sanctuary: The Spiritual Heritage Documentation Project”

Iconostasis painted by Wadym Dobrolige. On April 16, professors John-Paul Himka and Natalie Kononenko gave a presentation in the CIUS lecture series on the Sanctuary Project, whose main focus has been documenting sacral culture on the Canadian prairies for the past six years. Work on this project comes at a crucial time because the iconic onion-domed churches that have been an integral part of the prairie landscape are rapidly disappearing as their congregants move from…

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Sanctuary Workshop — Connecting Academics, Church Decision-Makers and Museum Personnel

(l‒r) Nadia Cyncar, Tom Ward, Frances Swyripa, Natalie Kononenko, John-Paul Himka, Heather Coleman, Meaghan Patterson, Father Alexey Surayev, Elaine Harasymiw, Mike Luchanski, Karen Lemiski, and Roman Shiyan. 3 March 2015—On February 17, 2015 University of Alberta faculty involved in the Sanctuary Project held a workshop where they talked about the results of their work documenting sacral culture on the prairies. The purpose of the workshop was to connect the academy with the community and to…

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Biography of Bishop Nykyta Budka Launched in Edmonton

Biography of Bishop Nykyta Budka Launched in Edmonton

Biography of Bishop Nykyta Budka Launched in Edmonton 13 November 2014—“Every community has an obligation to allow its past to challenge its present.” With these words, the Reverend Dr. Athanasius D. McVay introduced his newly published book, God’s Martyr, History’s Witness: Blessed Nykyta Budka, The First Ukrainian Catholic Bishop in Canada, to a gathering of more than a hundred people at St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Edmonton, Canada, on 24 October 2014. “History,” the…

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Video: “Maidan: The Church in the Public Square”

Video: “Maidan: The Church in the Public Square”

Video of a Seminar from the Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Cyril Hovorun, “Maidan: The Church in the Public Square” Featured Image: Priest on duty during Euromaidan, December 2013. Photographer: Ivan Bandura Abstract This seminar has focused on the role of the Ukrainian churches in the Maidan, which had a strong religious dimension. As mass protests developed in Kyiv in late 2013, representatives of Ukraine’s many churches were there in the square among the people, providing those…

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