Author: Peter T. Woloschuk

BOSTON. – More than 80 greater Boston Ukrainian Americans gathered together in the Grille Room of the Boston College Club, located on the 35th floor of the Bank of America Building in the city’s downtown Financial District, for a “Vyshyvanka” Day dance party co-sponsored by the Ukrainian American Educational Center of Boston and Ukrainian Boston and deejayed by Ivan Kril of Salem, Mass., on Thursday evening, May 16.

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The Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (HUSI) will hold its 49th annual session at Harvard University’s main campus on the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass., for upper-level undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students, particularly those of Ukrainian heritage, as well as university students from Ukraine and professional, government and military specialists who need to hone their skills in the field of Ukrainian Studies. 

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JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. – For the past 15 years, a dozen women members of the Boston Branch of the Ukrainian American Youth Association (UAYA) have been gathering in their local “domivka” (club house) every Sunday after the sung liturgy for five or six hours to write pysanky from Meatfare Sunday until the fifth Sunday of the Great Fast. They do so in anticipation of the annual pysaanka raffle and sale that is always held on new calendar Palm, or Willow, Sunday at Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Parish Center. This year they decorated approximately 300 eggs.

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JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. – The parishioners of Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Parish of Boston celebrated the 110th anniversary of the canonical erection of their parish by Bishop Soter Ortynsky of Philadelphia in 1907 with a pontifical divine liturgy followed by a luncheon in the parish center on Sunday, October 29, which was also celebrated by the church as the Feast of Christ the King.

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JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. – On Saturday afternoon, November 11, some 80 members of Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Boston gathered together with family and friends of Ihor Kowal, long-time choir director and cantor, to celebrate his 70th birthday and to mark his many years of liturgical service to the parish as well. The...

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BOSTON – More than 150 supporters of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) of Lviv gathered in Boston’s Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church after the last liturgy on Sunday, September 24, for a special concert of sacred and secular music by the 22 voices of the Yevshan Ukrainian Vocal Ensemble drawn from the greater Hartford Connecticut area under the direction of Alexander Kuzma and under the auspices of the Boston Friends of UCU.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Anne Applebaum spoke to a packed auditorium at Harvard University’s Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) on the topic “The Holodomor Reconsidered: The Bolshevik Revolution and the Ukrainian Famine.”

The talk was part of a retrospective series of special events sponsored by the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI) that takes a new look at “Ukraine in the Flames of the 1917 Revolution.”

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In 1917, exactly 100 years ago, World War I was raging on for a third, brutal year. On the western front, it had devolved into a static, almost motionless trench warfare, in which neither the Germans nor the French, British and their allies had the ability or the momentum to move forward...

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BOSTON – Almost 100 music lovers turned out on Friday evening, September 15, for a special musical program in the ongoing concert series at Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Parish Center in Boston. The concert drew on the rich classical musical traditions of Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine and featured some very well established artists from...

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BOSTON – As has now become traditional, the Ukrainian American community of greater Boston and eastern New England began its celebration of the anniversary of Ukraine’s declaration of independence on August 24, 1991, with a commemorative ceremony and raising of the Ukrainian flag on the ceremonial flagpole on Boston’s City Hall Plaza. Representatives of the state, city, clergy, community leaders, the Lithuanian community, and more than 250 Ukrainian Americans – most wearing Ukrainian embroidery – participated. The ceremonies were under the auspices of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America Boston Branch (UCCA-Boston) in conjunction with a number of local organizations…

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BOSTON – The Boston Friends of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) held a cocktail reception for Bishop Borys Gudziak, Ukrainian Catholic Bishop of Paris, France, and President of the University, and more than 60 invited guests on Friday evening, October 28, at St. John’s Seminary, the seminary for the Archdiocese of Boston, which sits on an expansive campus adjacent to Boston College. Also present were a number of seminarians and members of the staff. The reception was held in one of the seminary’s high-ceilinged, gothic rooms with windows overlooking the rose garden with a towering statue of Our Lady, the…

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BOSTON – Boston’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish of Christ the King celebrated its patronal feast day on Sunday, October 30, with a special festive liturgy and an open pot-luck buffet in the parish center following the completion of the service. The celebration attracted many parishioners and guests. All of the food was prepared, donated and served by volunteers from the parish. The highlight of the 109-year-old parish’s “praznyk” (feast day) celebration was the performance of a number of classical pieces of music by violinists Liubomyr Senyshyn and Lillian-Terri Dahlenburg, who are both graduate students at the Longy School of Music of…

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