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2022 Interfaith Meeting: “Discover Ukraine”

Special Program – Monday, May 9th   5:00 pm

Location:   St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston

See details below.  No Registration needed, Free to Attend

Live stream:    https://www.facebook.com/stmichaels100



1ST SPEAKER   Fr. Andrii Dumnych  

    • St. Michael (Pittston) & St. Nicholas (Swoyersville) Byzantine Catholic Churches
    • TOPIC:  “Ukraine through Cultural Perspective”

2ND SPEAKER  Fr. Myron Myronyuk

    • St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church  (Scranton)
    • TOPIC:  “History of the Ukrainian Catholic Church”

3RD SPEAKER    Rabbi Larry G. Kaplan

    • Temple Israel (Wilkes-Barre)
    • MEDIA PRESENTATION:  “History of the Jews in Ukraine”


    • SS Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church (Olyphant)
    • SELECTIONS:  Traditional Ukrainian holiday songs

PROGRAM PART II in Lower Level Church Hall

  • MUSIC:  Jewish Klezmer Music arranged in Ukraine
  • DISPLAY:  Photos of donations made
  • SOCIAL:   Cake and coffee
  • MEET AND GREET:  Speakers will be present to answer questions

Purpose:  Goal is to provide the best platform to share truth and unite people in our area to give an opportunity to support and pray for one another

Many people in our community have been generous in donating to support the people of Ukraine.   Now, you can learn about Ukraine and also how donations are helping.  St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main Street, Pittston is hosting a program called “Discover Ukraine”.  No registration is needed.  The event is free and open to the public.

This informational event will feature three presentations.  The speakers include Fr. Andrii Dumnych, pastor of St. Michael Church, Pittston and St. Nicholas Church, Tripp Street in Swoyersville; Rev. Myron Myronyuk, of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church, Scranton; and a multimedia feature introduced by Rabbi Larry Kaplan, Temple Israel, Wilkes-Barre.   Each will address past and present events in Ukraine.  The courage displayed by the Ukrainian people today is related to their past experiences of living under oppression.   A description of the current crisis and the efforts to help will be shared along with historical perspectives of the Jewish population of Ukraine.   In addition, a choir will be present to sing traditional Ukrainian songs.  A cake and coffee social with a meet and greet in the lower church hall will follow the program.

The event will be held in the church.  Plan to come together with your friends (parking may be limited).   Entrance to the church is from the adjacent side parking lot.   Please note the church and hall are not fully handicap accessible.   For information or questions, you may call Mike at 570-704-6520 or call/text Linda at 570-905-7387.

Anyone still wishing to make a donation for the Ukraine relief effort can do so at this event.   Handmade Ukrainian flag lapel pins will also be available for a goodwill offering.   We thank everyone in advance for the ongoing support to Ukraine, and hope to see everyone at this educational program!