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