The holiday season is upon us. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, and Christmas and New Year’s on the not-so-distant horizon, there is no better time than now to talk about family and family history!

This "micro-collection" contains a small group of sermons and notes written by the first bishop of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in America.

This collection houses the personal and professional papers of Fr. Gregory Chomicky, a "first wave" (pre-World War I) Ukrainian immigrant to the United States. It contains material related to his work as a clergyman, both as a parish priest and as a member of the leadership of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in America and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. It also documents his personal and family life as well as parish and Ukrainian-American community activities.

Source collection: 
Historical Recorded Sound Collection

Live recording of the Orthodox Paschal Liturgy celebrated at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathederal of St. Volodymyr on W. 82nd St. in Manhattan. The celebrants were the rector of the Cathederal Mitred Protopresbyter Ivan Danylevych and Protodeacon Mykhailo Ol'khovyi . The choir was conducted by Dr. Vasyl' Zavitnevych. The soloists in the "Anhel Vitav" ("The Angel Cried") were Olena Zаmiata, Sophie Pershyn, and Hanna Sherey.

Date created: 
1972-04-09
Date broadcast: 
1972-04-09

When we think of Ukrainian immigrants to the US before World War I, it's the coal mines in Pennsylvania and the big cities of the East and Midwest that spring first to mind. But there was more to it than that.

Source collection: 
Mykola Francuzenko papers

Lecture by noted Ukrainian-American lawyer, journalist, and community activist Semen Demydchuk recorded at an unknown live event. His speech is mostly concerned with the history of Ukrainian immigrants to the United States.

Date created: 
After 1959 but before 1964
Source collection: 
Mykola Francuzenko papers

Mykola Francuzenko reads the 1917 poem "Zolotyi Homin" by the Ukrainian poet Pavlo Tychyna.

Микола Француженко читає вірш "Золотий Гомін" Павла Тичини.

Source collection: 
Mykola Francuzenko papers

Unedited interview of Metropolitan Ioan (Teodorovych) by unknown female interviewer, and commentary by C. Warvariw. Interview covers the coming 50th anniversary of the 1921 Sobor in Kyiv, reminiscences of his arrival in the US, the Ukrainian Orthodox League, and the current state of the Church. The commentary gives more details about the Ukrainian Orthodox League and its 22nd Convention in Philadelphia.

Date created: 
1969

Unlike the "Christmas Creep" that we have in the US, the traditional Christmas season among Ukrainian Christians has a very definite beginning and end. And it STARTS on Christmas Day!

Source collection: 
Mykola Francuzenko papers

Radio program reporting on the 1964 dedication of the monument to Taras Shevchenko in Washington DC. Reporting by Mykola Francuzenko (under pseudonym Oleksander Tereshchenko), including clips of music by the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus, speeches and interview fragments from Dwight D. Eisenhower, Volodymyr Dushnyk, Iaroslav Rudnyts'ky, Metr. Ambrose Senyshyn, Metr. Ioan Teodorovych, Roman Smal'-Stots'kyi, Lev Dobrians'kyi, and various attendees of the dedication festivities. Also includes an overview of the history of the project, and a summary of press coverage.

Date created: 
1964

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