NEW HAVEN, Conn. – On Sunday, August 30, after the second divine liturgy, parishioners of St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church celebrated Roman Lutsiuk’s birthday. Mr. Lutsiuk has been in Connecticut since January. He was injured as a soldier in Ukraine and transferred to Yale New Haven Hospital because of his serious injuries. On this special day Mr. Lutsiuk’s wife, Tetiana, hosted the parishioners with a delicious birthday cake and wine. Father Iura Godenciuc wished Mr. Lutsiuk all the best and everyone sang “Mnohaya Lita.” The parishioners also gave him a nice gift. It was a joy for parishioners to be there on this special day, knowing how much Mr. Lutsiuk had gone through this year and seeing him smile. His two young daughters came to visit in August and had to return to Ukraine recently.
Ukrainian hero celebrates his birthday in New Haven
By Ukrainian Weekly Editor1 Min Read