65th EASTERN EPARCHY CONFERENCE, UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF CANADA
Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th, 2016
St. Demetrius Sobor in Etobicoke, ON
Friday, November 11th
9:30 am – DIVINE LITURGY and Panakhyda for fallen soldiers, the Canadian and Ukrainian defenders of freedom.
11:15 a.m. – Registration of Delegates and Guests
11:30 AM – Lunch
12:30 PM – Session I
Opening of Conference:
Prayer “O Heavenly King” and “Vichnaya Pam’yat” for the departed clergy and faithful of the Eastern Eparchy of the UOCC
1. Greeting & Address: His Grace, Right Rev. Bishop ANDRIY
2. Election of the Presidium:
a) Chairperson:b) Secretary:
Elected during the Clergy Conference:
a) Chairman:b) Secretary:
3. Acceptance of Eastern Eparchy Conference Agenda
4. Election of Committees:
a) Nominating Committee for 2017:
1) O. Metulynsky
Elected during the Clergy Conference:
2) Fr. P. Anhel3)
b) Resolutions Committee:
Elected during the Clergy Conference:
5. Address of His Еminence, Most Rev. Metropolitan YURIJ
6. a) Information from the Chancellor – Very Rev. Taras Udodb) Report from St. Andrew’s College – Rt. Rev. Roman Bozyk
2:15 PM – 15 minute nutrition break
2:30 PM – Session II
7. a) Questions to the Metropolitan
b) Questions to the Chancellor
c) Questions to the Principal of St. Andrew’s College
8. Eparchial Activity Reports:
a) Orphanage Project – Fr. Bohdan Hladio
b) Youth Activities – Sr. Natalka Kowalenko
c) St. Sophia Camp – Fr. Volodymyr Kouchnir
d) Web-site – Br. Franko Diakowsky
e) Church Candles – Fr. Bohdan Hladio
(15 minute break at approximately 4:30 PM)
9. Parish Reports and Discussion
6:00 p.m. – Supper
7:00 PM – Session III
10. Presentation of Shevchenko Medal to Maestro Nestor Olynyk
11. Special Presentation by Fr. Robert Holet, Director of the Office of Stewardship for the Ukrainian Orthoox Church of the USA: “Orthodox Stewardship”
Saturday, November 12th
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM Session IV
12. Acceptance of the minutes from the previous Eparchy Conference (Nov.14 – 15, 2014)
a) Business arising from the minutes of the previous conference
13. Reports from the Eparchy Council:
a) Statistical – Fr. Bohdan Hladio
b) Financial report – Br. Michael Kalimin
c) Maintenance – Br. Stefan Krawec
d) Eparchial Celebration – Fr. Volodymyr Makarenko / Natalka Kowalenko
– Questions and acceptance of reports
14. Presentation by Christina Kowalenko regarding Parish Youth Organizing
10:15 A.M. 10 minute break
15. Presentation about newly published Divine Liturgy Pew Book
16. Special Presentation by Fr. Robert Holet, Director of the Office of Stewardship for the Ukrainian Orthoox Church of the USA, Part 2: “The Stewardship Cycle”
12:00 Noon – Lunch
1:00 PM Session V
17. Audit Committee Report
18. Approval of Budget for 2016/2017
19. Future events:
a) Eparchial Celebration 2017 – Sr. Natalka Kowalenko
b) Upcoming Youth Retreats – Sr. Natalka Kowalenko
c) UOCC Centennial Celebrations – Sr. Lesia Skyba
d) Election of Planning Committee for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the UOCC in the Eastern Eparchy
20. Resolutions Committee Report – presentation and acceptance
21. Closing remarks: His Grace, Right Rev. Bishop ANDRIY
In the Parish Hall of St. Demetrius’ Sobor, Toronto.
Screening of a film about the First Ukrainians in Canada.
“The Embroidery of Life”
Featuring: lyric, patriotic and spiritual songs performed by Very Rev. Fr. Volodymyr Kushnir, Dean of the the Cathedral Sobor of St. Sophia; and Andriy Svirsa — from Montreal; with the St. Demetrius Bandurist Ensemble and Quartet.
Tickets (available at the door):
Adults: $15 Students: $10 Children: Free
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Eastern Eparchy’s Camp St. Sophie, near Montreal.
We invite everyone to take part in celebrating the 125th Anniversary!
Nestor was born in Hamilton, Ontario on November 26, 1930. He grew up in an environment that was centred around the Church; he sang in the church choir and was an active member of СУМК along with his 5 brothers and sisters. His father was a cantor, and served many years on parish council.
When the family moved to Toronto, in 1938, they became members of St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral. Nestor, at age 15, began singing in the church choir and conducted the СУМК choir.
As a teenager, he attended Harbord Collegiate where he played in the bugle band. Upon completion of high school, Nestor first attended The University of Toronto, where he received a degree in the Arts, and then at the Ontario College of Education for his Teaching Qualifications in Music, Mathematics and Science. During his studies there, he conducted the Ukrainian Club Students Choir for 2 years and performed Gilbert and Sullivan at OCE.
Upon graduation, in the 1950s and 1960s, he taught instrumental music, vocal and mathematics in Port Colbourne, North Bay, Hamilton and King City. During this time, he was very active in the Ukrainian communities. Nestor began conducting church choirs in 1952 at St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church and went on to conduct in:
St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Hamilton ‘59-‘61,
St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Oshawa ’61-’63…
…and in Toronto parishes –
St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Sobor ‘63-‘73,
St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church ‘81-‘88
and St. Volodymyr’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral ’74-’79 and ’88-’03.
During the five decades from 1960 to 2006, Nestor brought together, literally, hundreds of people to sing in various vocal ensembles including:
• 50th Anniversary (Ilarion) Youth Choir (a 150 voice youth choir and folk ensemble);
• The Ukrainian Orthodox Liturgical Singers;
• The Millennium 654 voice choir consisting of singers from across Canada culminating in a Liturgy and concert at Vic Copps Arena in Hamilton;
• The St. Andrew’s Mini Millennium 40 voice choir performing throughout British Columbia;
• Annual Eastern Eparchy Celebrations joint choirs in liturgies and concerts at the St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre in Oakville;
• taught vocal and orchestra at Camp Kiev in Oakville;
• taught four church cantor’s courses;
• taught aspiring conductors the art of Orthodox liturgical singing techniques and conducting.
While working with the different choirs that he formed and conducted and recorded, Nestor found the time to:
write 2 liturgies, psalms, chants, kondaks, many folk songs, in particular, from Shevchenko’s poem “Село” a vocal and orchestral composition entitled “Чернобольська Мати” to name but a few.
In closing, Nestor Olynyk has worked with hundreds, if not thousands, of singers in both Church choirs and folk choirs throughout Eastern Canada and parts of Western Canada for over six decades. He has touched the hearts of many Ukrainian Canadians and others through his infectious enthusiasm and inspirational leadership, vision and love of singing for which many people are grateful. He has passed on his legacy to others to carry the torch of the beauty and great traditions of singing both Ukrainian Orthodox Liturgical a cappella singing and folk music.
Announcing our Eastern Eparchy Family & Youth Retreat in MONTREAL!
To help St. Sophie’s Cathedral celebrate their 90th Anniversary and to meet the youth of the Montreal parishes, we invite all interested to participate in this unique and historic event.
To reserve your seat on the bus please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact: Mykhailo Zienchuk at 416-705-3634
or Natalka Olynyk Kowalenko at 647-261-3012
Please note that bus reservations are on a first come, first served basis, and that seating is limited.
Schedule of events:
Friday Sept 30
Depart from St. Demetrius Sobor in Toronto @ 12 Noon
Pick up @ St. John the Baptist Church in Oshawa at approximately 1 PM
Arrive at 7:30 PM @ Hôtel Universel
Supper/Snack @ Hotel
Saturday October 1
Breakfast @ St Sophie’s Cathedral Hall 8:30 AM
Retreat Sessions – 9:30 AM to 12 Noon
Board Bus – Lunch @ Mall
Bus Tour of Montreal 1:30 to 4 PM
Vespers St Sophie’s Cathedral 5 PM
Supper @ Cathedral Hall 6 PM
“Walk About” in downtown Montreal 8 PM
Sunday October 2
Check Out/Load Bus 8:30 AM
Depart for Cathedral 9 AM
Greeting of Bishop 9:30 AM
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy 10 AM
Celebratory Banquet @ Hôtel Universel 1 PM
Depart for Oshawa, Toronto 3:00 PM
Cost for Adults at 4 per room before Sept 11 is $214 (at 2 per room $307)
Cost for Student at 4 per room is $179
Cost for Child at 4 per room is $154
This includes coach to Montreal, hotel for 2 nights, tour of Montreal, transportation to and from church Saturday and Sunday, Banquet ticket and 2 other meals.
Breakdown of costs:
4 per room for 2 nights $93.50 each
2 per room for 2 nights $187 each
$60 Adults ($75 if purchased after Sept 11)
$25 Youth (ages 8 – 16)
Children 7 and under FREE
Bus Fare: $60 per person — we are looking for donors and sponsors to further reduce this cost (If you know any person, business, or organization who might be willing to help financially please let us know!)
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