Ukrainian Orthodoxy in the Global Family of Orthodox Churches:
Past, Present and Future

Українське православ’я в світовій спільноті Православних церков: минуле, сьогодення та майбутнє

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“CTO” One Hundred Plaques Recipient List

Here is a list of all 100 of the “CTO” sites that will be receiving a plaque commemorating the 100th anniversary of Canada’s first national internment operations, with unveiling ceremonies scheduled across Canada, at 11 am on Friday, 22 August 2014. By unveiling these plaques at 11 am local time, from coast to coast, we will be creating a “wave” of memorial events across our country, from Amherst, Nova Scotia to Nanaimo, British Columbia, and so hallowing the memory of all of the internees. Please participate in an unveiling event near you and spread the word. More information at www.internmentcanada.ca

View the updated list of plaque sites

Winnipeg TYC (Ukrainian Self-Reliance Association) Branch Celebrates Anniversary

On Sunday Dec. 15, 2013, the Winnipeg TYC (USRA) branch celebrated the 75th anniversary of the National organization (1938-2013) and the 63rd of its local branch (established in 1950 in Winnipeg) with a lunch and a programme. At the initiative of National TYC (USRA), every branch in Canada will be celebrating this anniversary over the next year and also many branches will be publishing their local history. In this way TYC is acknowledging its three quarter century history as a leading Ukrainian men’s organization in Canada.

Read Press Release: TYC Winnipeg 75th Anniversary

UOCC Central Eparchy Launches Major Humanitarian Project

The Central Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Canada (with some 100 parishes in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and northwest Ontario) will be launching on February 1, 2014, a month long campaign to raise funds and provide knowledge about a grave problem in Ukraine – the need for improved medical aid and assistance for children and youth. Dr. Roman Yereniuk, coordinator of the project, emphasized: “Ukraine’s children and youth, especially those with cancer, leukemia, Down’s syndrome and paraplegics need our attention for they are the most vulnerable members of society. Especially needed by them are medicines (which are very expensive), medical procedures and operations as well as proper care for convalescing.”

Read Press Release: Humanitarian Project 2014 Press Release

PRESENTATIONS: 2012 Ukraine Parliamentary Election / Ukraine Today

Presentations recorded February 3, 2013

Emil Yereniuk, Long Term Observer with the Canada Mission to the Ukraine Election 2012, presents information on his experiences during the election mission.

Part 1

Part 2

Jars Balan, Chair of the Canada Ukraine Committee for the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, presents information on the state of Ukraine since the parliamentary elections in October 2012



TYC Edmonton Member (Dr Orest Talpash) donates maps to University of Alberta

The University of Alberta Library has recently acquired two new collections
of historical maps of Eastern and Central Europe, including Ukrainian territories. They have
been donated by prominent members of the Ukrainian community in Edmonton, Dr. Orest
Talpash and Chrysant and Leslie Dmytruk. These are valuable additions to the sizable map
collection at the U of A, one of finest in North America. An exhibition of the maps in these
collections is planned later this year at the library, with the collaboration of the Canadian
Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) and the Alberta Society for the Advancement of Ukrainian

Rt. Rev. Mitred Archpriest Fr. Meroslaw Kryschuk of Blessed Memory

On January 8, 2013 Rt. Rev. Mitred Archpriest Fr. Meroslaw Kryschuk passed away at the age of 81.

He served his community as a priest and was a member of many different USRL/CYC family organizations.

Fr. Meroslaw of blessed memory was very involved and active in CYC, namely CYMK, TYC, UWAC, CYC, St. John’s Fraternal and St. John’s Institute, and in the CYC movement in Canada.

From 1973 to 1983 Fr. Meroslaw was a member of the six National USRA/TYC Executives and played a very active role in TYC growth during that time. From 1983 to 1985 Fr. Meroslaw was the National President of USRA/TYC in Canada. He was the first and only priest in the UOCC to hold this position which was accorded to him because of his commitment and dedication to the CYC movement in Canada. Fr. Meroslaw served a total of 14 consecutive years as a member, President and Past President of the USRA/TYC men’s organization at the National level.

During this same time period Fr. Meroslaw was also a member of the St. John’s Institute (1980-81), Chaplain for National CYMK executive (1981-83) and he was First Vice President of National USRL/CYC executive (1983-85).

On behalf of the National CYC President, Dr. Tony Harras, National UWAC President, Geraldine Nakonechny, National CYMK President, Katrina Slevinsky, St. John’s Fraternal, St. John’s Institute as well as Mohyla and St. Vladimir Institutes and on behalf of TYC National and all TYC branches across Canada we extend to Dobrodijka and your family our deepest sympathies on the passing of one of our CYC family leaders. We are very grateful for all that Fr. Meroslaw accomplished and contributed.

He made our CYC family better.

Вічная пам’ять! Eternal Memory!

Emil Yereniuk, National President, USRA/TYC