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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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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