OMAHA, Neb. – The parish community of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Omaha, Neb., led by the Rev. Taras Mylyan, on March 14 celebrated the birthdays of Taras Shevchenko (March 9, 1814) and Lina Kostenko (March 19, 1930). Parents and children learned and recited poems and songs of these outstanding poets, and performed a biographical introductory program. The children had an opportunity to learn a small part of the story from the homeland of their grandparents. The parishioners of the parish joined the holiday and shared the smallest details from Shevchenko’s life, as well as personal experiences from visiting Shevchenko’s house in Moryntsi. The holiday program was broadcast online, and the recording was watched by everyone from all over the world. Volunteers played an important role in the event, helping to organize the program and spread information, as well as purchase gifts and lunch to maintain the festive spirit for children and guests of the program. For more information, readers may visit the website for the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Chicago, https://chicagougcc.org/.
Omaha community celebrates Shevchenko and Kostenko with program
By Ukrainian Weekly Editor1 Min Read