Anastasia Rizikov is a young Canadian pianist, of Ukrainian descent, winner of numerous International Piano Competitions. She made her orchestral debut at the age of seven. Since then she has had over 30 orchestral performances and had worked with many great conductors and musicians. She recorded CDs with NAXOS recording company, played in many prestigious music festivals and Verbier is one of them.
World renowned Canadian-Ukrainian classical pianist Anastasia Rizikov is performing a benefit concert for St. Anne’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Reception to follow.
Adults — $30.
Students — $20.
Purchase tickets at: www.picatic.com/anastasia
By phone: Iryna – 416-834-7165
At the door.
Inquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral
400 Bathurst Street, Toronto
On Saturday, August 19, St. Anne’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Toronto celebrated the Transfiguration of the Lord. After Resurrection of Christ and the Birth of our Holy Saviour, this is the third most important celebration of our Lord. This is the day our Lord Jesus Christ transformed himself on Mount Tabor in front of his disciples Peter, James and John, showing the world that He is truly the Son of God. This Transfiguration is one of the miracles of Jesus. This miracle is unique among all others that appear in the gospels, in that the miracle happens to Jesus himself. It complemented baptism and showed the perfection of life in Heaven. Today, this miracle, enlightened our hearts.
As part of our custom, Ukrainians bring fruit to church for blessing as a sign of our gratitude to God for His mercy. Apples, pears, honey, plums and grapes which have ripened to perfection were blessed and sanctified by Father Volodymyr Feskiv at St. Anne’s Church. The Lord has sent us a generous and bountiful harvest this year, and we thank Him for His great mercy upon us and celebrate with joy!
We invite You to celebrate the Transfiguration of our Lord with Blessing of Fruits on
Saturday, August 19, 2017 9:30 am
Looking forward to seeing you.
St. Anne’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church
525 Morrish Street, Scarborough, ON M1C 1G2
Throughout history the Orthodox Church has undergone many stages of formation and development. There was a “golden age”, but also we experienced years of decline. We thank our Lord Jesus Christ that we have our native Orthodox church today, which, like a mother, embraces all of her children under her wings. Respect, mutual understanding, support, and most importantly prayer and love for God must be the foundation of our church, whose Head is Christ Himself.
But what prompts a person to come to God’s temple, and stay? To become part of the community and serve God’s glory? Clearly it is love. God’s love for us and our love for each other. “In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also out to love one another.” (1John 4:9-11).
The parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Anne’s in Scarborough, Ontario is one of those parishes in Canada which is going through a rebirth and is growing to serve the Lord. Our church is filled with new people, children, new projects are being implemented, Sunday school and our Women’s Organization are thriving and many events are held throughout the year. Recognition and merit go to our priest, Rev. Volodymyr Feskiv and his wife Dobr. Nataliya Feskiv. Father Volodymyr has a clear vision and pours his heart and soul into everything we do at St. Anne’s Church. He is supported by his family as well as our church family and congregation.
On Monday, August 7th, on the day of the Dormition of the righteous St. Anne, our parish celebrated the church feast day. The date fell on a Monday this year but it was decided to keep the Divine Liturgy and celebration on the actual date rather than moving it to a weekend. Our church was filled with people! Numerous priests, sub-deacons and visitors from other parishes came to glorify St. Anna in their prayers. The church was adorned with beautiful flowers, roses and white daisy’s adorned the icon of St. Anna. The smell of incense permeated the air and added a sense of solemnity to the Divine Liturgy . Following the Divine Liturgy, everyone was welcomed to a delicious lunch held in the church hall.
Another interesting event which took place on June 25th was our parish picnic. A community picnic has been held at St. Anne’s for decades, but what differentiates this year’s event was the skillful trans-Carpathian cuisine cooked by a professional chef from Ukraine. He used the traditional cooking tripod which dates back to the 6th century BC. The children took part in crafts, played games and received prizes. Our picnic wouldn’t be complete without a soccer match. Over the years the St. Anne’s picnic has become a community event where local families from the neighborhood join us.
Our Sunday School is growing each year with the addition of young, new families. We recognize that it’s important to learn the word of God, but it’s also important for our children to have fun together to build friendship and bonds we want to see in our church family. To celebrate the end of the school year a trip was organized to an ostrich farm. Children and parents enjoyed the fresh air, games, picnic and various farm animals. These 3 meter ostriches were very friendly and everyone was allowed to feed them.
We look forward to the official visit of His Grace Bishop Andriy in September.
With God’s help we will continue to plan and hold many activities to glorify His name. We invite you to frequently visit our web site schedule at www.stannesorthodox.ca for upcoming events.
St. Anne’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church
525 Morrish Rd. Toronto (Scarborough), ON M1C 1G2
Parish Office: (416) 284-9642
Parish Priest: Reverend Father Volodymyr Feskiv Mobile: (647) 680-0448 e-mail: email@example.com
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
We invite you to the Feast of our Temple on August 7th, 2017.
The Liturgy will start at 10:00am. There will be a lunch after the Liturgy.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Anne
525 Morrish Rd.
Scarborough, ON M1C 1G2
Office: (416) 284-9642
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ —
The official group photo, courtesy of Ron Demeda. More coming soon!
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ —
Heartfelt thanks to His Grace, Bishop Andriy, our reverend Clergy, organizers, donors, altar servers, choristers, cantors, readers, volunteers, faithful parishioners, and above all — youth — who participated in the Youth Retreat and Great Vespers (on Friday & Saturday), and the Divine Liturgy and common meal at this year’s Eparchy Family Celebration.
Many thanks to the parish of St. Vladimir Cathedral in Hamilton, its Dean, Rt. Rev. Wasyl Makarenko for use of the parish’s Golden Gate Park in Grimsby on Friday and Saturday; to the parish of St. George and Rev. Fr. Mykhailo Pograniczny for hosting Youth Retreat participants at the celebration of Great Vespers on Saturday.
Many thanks to the parish of St. Volodymyr Cathedral, its Dean, Rt. Rev. Bohdan Sencio; the staff at St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre; the Chapel of All Saints of Ukrainian Lands and Rev. Fr. Dr. Jaroslaw Buciora, the members of the Order of Saint Andrew; to Very Rev. Fr. Bohdan Hladio; to Christina Kowalenko and Yuri Hladio; and first and foremost – undying admiration and eternal gratitude to the Youth Retreat and Eparchy Celebration’s principal organizer — Natalie Olynyk-Kowalenko.
A final word of thanks to James Cardinal and Cardinal Funeral Home for their very generous donation which made it possible for all attendees to eat in comfort, at tables and chairs beneath the breezy shade of wonderfully wide, brilliantly white tents.
На Многих Літ!
More photos to be posted soon
Discovering Unity — the 2017 National Youth Convention
Experience Workshops, Music, Games, New Friends — and discover what is a youth group.
Winnipeg, MB — August 9–13, 2017
Registration (including all meals and activities):
- Youth — $290
- Adult — $390
Early Bird Registration: only 45 Early Bird tickets at $225.
To register and for more info: cymk.ca/convention2017
YOU ARE INVITED!
- Ever wonder what CYMK-Ukrainian Orthodox Youth is?
- Want to learn how to organize youth in your parish?
- Want to learn how to develop a youth ministry in your parish?
- Interested in meeting people from across Canada, and learning what type of youth programming they are doing in their parishes?
- Want to worship in other parishes across Canada?
- Want to be part of the bigger picture and accomplish great things together?
Join us for the 2017 National CYMK-UOY Convention — August 9-13, 2017 in Winnipeg!
Dear clergy, parishioners, and parents,
If you consider yourself dedicated to our church, if you feel the future strength of our church rests with our youth, you believe in the power of unity, or you have never attended the convention before, then this is the event for you! If you, as a parishioner or a parent, are looking for ideas and suggestions about how to start, run or improve a youth program, then this convention is for you!
“Why is attendance at the National CYMK Convention beneficial?”
The CYMK-UOY National Executive has worked diligently to put together practical, relevant and engaging sessions that will walk youth and adults through the steps required to start, run, or improve a youth program. The action-packed five-day program consists of youth organizational techniques, financial management skills, promotion and advertising skills, conflict resolution skills, a mini-faith program, and an all-inclusive choir to sing the Divine Liturgy. This event is also an opportunity to form new relationships, share ideas and common interests. Joining efforts at conventions helps on many levels to work towards a greater cause.
This is the opportunity to bring TOGETHER our community, and show our children what it means to be UNITED.
“Who is CYMK-UOY?”
This event is being sponsored by CYMK — the Ukrainian Orthodox Youth group of Canada, established in 1931. Their aim since then has been to foster hard-working individuals of the Ukrainian Orthodox community into leaders with a strong base in their faith, culture and ties to their community. All local youth groups have been active members of their parishes, whether donating money for windows, vestments, chandeliers, or orphanages or planning and leading social-events for the parish.
The CYMK and USRL Convention will help you gain enthusiasm, empathy and love from those who live far away and enlighten your spirituality as we pray together.
CYMK-UOY National Executive President
National Youth Organizer
Шановні Брати й Сестри у Христі,
Річне Єпархіяльне Свято відбудеться у неділю, 11-го черня ц.р. Додатково до недільної Літургії й програми, єпархія цього року влаштовує родинний “рітріт” – програма духовного, культурного, й дружнього характеру, який відбудеться у пятницю, 9-го, і суботу, 10-го, у “Золотій Брамі”, оселя Собору Св. Володимира у Гамільтоні, яке знаходиться у Ґримзбі.
Просимо Вас оголосити про Свята і Рітріт у Вашій парафії, заохочуючи всіх вірних – зокрема дітей і молодь з батьками, до участі. Афіша з точною інформацією в прикріленні – просимо видрукувати й роздавати своїм вірним. Підкреслюємо, що учасники мусять голоситися до 2-го червня щоби знали заздалегідь скільки будуть учасників, і що вхід вільний, але все ж таки примаємо добровільні пожертви.
Дякуємо щиро за Вашу підтримку та співпрацію. До милої зустрічі!
Воістину Христос Воскрес!
о. Богдан Гладьо, 1-ий заступник,
Ради Східньої Єпархії
Christ is Risen!
Reverend and Dear Fathers,
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Our annual Eastern Eparchy Celebration will be held on June 11th at the “Kyiv” Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Oakville. In addition to Sunday’s Liturgy and program, we have organized a 2 day (Friday, the 9th and Saturday, the 10th) pre-celebration “Retreat”, consisting of spiritual, cultural, and social events, at the “Golden Gate” park of St. Vladimir’s Cathedral in Hamilton, which is located in Grimsby just off of the Casablanca Rd. exit from the QEW.
We respecfully ask that you publicize this event in your parishes, and encourage all our faithful – especially our children, youth, and their parents – to take part. A poster with the relevant information is attached to this e-mail, please copy it off and circulate it amount your faithful. In closing, we wish to emphasize that participants do need to register by June 2nd so that we’re properly prepared with food, materials, etc., and that there is not cost, although free will donations will be gratefully received.
We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation, and look forward to seeing you in Grimsby and/or Oakville!
Truly, Christ is Risen!
Fr. Bohdan Hladio, 1st Vice-president
Eastern Eparchy Council, UOCC