Happy Easter! For those celebrating this weekend, here are some articles and videos that should get you into the spirit: While we’re in hockey playoff season, even Don Cherry gets into the spirt… sorta :/ Ukrainian Easter in Kerhonkson Parishioners Saturday at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kerhonkson celebrated Easter and Ukrainian traditions […]Read more "Ukrainian Easter round-up 2012"
As Easter approaches (Sunday the 15th on the Julian calendar and this Sunday on the Gregorian), one of the oldest Ukrainian traditions is decorating Easter Eggs known as Pysanky (which is plural, where as Pysanka is one). An ancient custom pre-dating Christianity in the region over 1,000 years ago, these eggs were decorated to symbolize new life […]Read more "How to make Ukrainian Easter Eggs: The Pysanka"
Don’t forget it’s Easter this Sunday for both the Gregorian and Julian calendars. You can read up on our Easter Sunday primer to refresh your memory, and get some varenyky recipes and some odd tips for making Paska from the Canadian Press (doesn’t everyone bake them in old cans?). There are also loads of authentic recipes […]Read more "It’s Easter this Sunday!"
Here’s a little something to fill your weekend calendar: Ethnic cleansing of Ukrainians in Poland documentary Saturday at 4pm at the Revue Cinema in Roncesville (just south of Dundas West TTC station) is the airing of ‘The Last Journey Home’, features stories of some of the 150,000 Ukrainians forcefully deported from their homeland annexed to Poland […]Read more "Weekend Watching: Ethnic cleansing of Ukrainians in Poland documentary & don’t forget it’s Palm Sunday"
For those of you who need a refresher, here is what Ukrainian Easter is all about. From Traditional Ukrainian Cookery (1957): With the break of dawn on Easter Sunday a special Ressurection Service is held with a procession around the church. The most beautiful aspect of th service is the joyful heralding of a risen Christ […]Read more "Ukrainian Easter Sunday primer"