On Wednesday, March 1, the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton and St. Joseph’s College will host a Vigil and Day of Solidarity at St. Joseph’s College (U of A campus) to commemorate the first anniversary of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The day will include lectures, discussions, testimonials, a free borshch-and-pyrohy supper, and prayer. Events are free and open to all. See the attached poster for the full schedule. For meal registration, venue locations, and other information, visit https://forms.gle/G4hrWxuN3S4phhou9, or contact deacon.kennedy@eeparchy.com.


Schedule (all events at St. Joseph’s College):

11:00AM Prayer Service for Peace (Molebyn) – St. Joseph’s College Chapel

11:45AM Ukraine, her neighbours, and her adversaries: A Conversation with Professor Oleksandr Melnyk

1:00PM Writings from the War: Archiving and Disseminating Testimonials of Ukrainians – lecture by Alex Averbuch

2:00PM – Rewriting history by Rewriting landscapes: Soviet distortion of Crimean Tatar toponyms – lecture by Oleksandra Kushnir

4:00PM – The 2014 Maidan as a Student Spirit(ual) Protest – discussion with Rev. Yosafat Khaimyk, OSBM

5:00PM – Free Ukrainian Supper (Borshch and Perogies) with testimonials from Ukrainian students

6:00PM – Candlelit Vigil for Victims of the Invasion (Panakhyda) – St. Joseph’s College Chapel