Foundations of Faith

Thursday, December 6, 2018 to Saturday, August 17, 2019


Foundations of Faith: Ukrainian Orthodox Churches of the Eastern Eparchy of Canada

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018 - Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada with an exhibit highlighting the cultural and material heritage of the Eastern Eparchy churches in Ontario and Quebec.

View sacred textiles and embroideries. Experience the distinctive architecture, music of worship and celebration, icons and iconography. Learn about the economic and community-building impact the churches made within their geographic areas. Selections from the project “Ukrainian Churches in Canada” by photographer Sterling Demchinsky illustrate this exhibit.

Thank you to our Sponsors:
SUS Foundation
| Shevchenko Foundation

For a preview of the exhibit, click here.


Speaker Series

This speaker series complements our current exhibit “Foundations of Faith.”

Location: St. Vladimir Institute, 620 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Time: 7:00 pm
Admission: $20 per event or $80 for the series of five
Student admission: $10.00 per event with valid ID
To purchase tickets: 416-923-9861

Thursday, March 14
Byzantine Iconography: Sharing the Joy of Writing Icons
Presented by Marianna Savaryn

Thursday, April 4
Slums, Street Preachers and the Spirit of God: The Emergence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Eastern Canada in the Context of the Early 20th Century Immigrant Experience
Presented by Franko Diakowsky

Thursday, June 6
A Taste of Liturgical Music
Presented by the St. Demetrius Orthodox Church Quartet
(Includes performances and lecture)

Thursday, June 20
Ukrainian Orthodox and Catholics After the Tomos: Searching for Unity Locally and Worldwide

Presented by Very Rev. Dr. Jaroslaw Buciora and Rev. Dr. Peter Galadza

Thursday, June 27
Sisters, Frenemies or What? The Ukrainian Orthodox and Ukrainian Catholic Churches Compared and Contrasted
Presented by Dr. Brian A. Butcher and Rev. Bohdan Hladio

For further details about this series, please click here.


Upcoming  Exhibits 

2019 Pysanka Exhibition: A Celebration of Pysanky

The Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch presents a four-day Pysanka Exhibition from June 13-16, 2019. This event is an opportunity for pysanka (Easter egg) artists to showcase the artistry and creative potential of pysankarstvo. We invite all pysanka artists to push the creative boundaries of this traditional Ukrainian art form and to be a part of this exciting event.

This exhibition is open to the public. Visitors will be invited to view and vote for their favourite pysanka, in-person or online. A panel of judges will adjudicate the entries and awards will be presented to the highest ranking pysanky in each category.

Click here to read the Call for Submissions.
Click here for your Entry Form.
Click here to VOTE for your favourite entries.

Exhibition: Thursday, June 13 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
Awards Ceremony and Reception: Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Thank you to our Sponsor:
Ukrainian Credit Union Limited

Thank you to our Partners:
St. Vladimir Institute | Ukrainian Eggcessories | Pysanky Toronto | ptashka

Everything Old is Cool Again: Groovy Vintage Fashion from the Ukrainian Diaspora

Not all Museum treasures come from the distant past. This year, we unpacked Mama’s boxes for a nostalgic look back at Ukrainian-Canadian style in the 1960s and ’70s, when embroidery adorned everything from home décor and handbags to the ubiquitous a-line dress.

This lighthearted exhibit features a recreated living room as well as clothing, accessories and household items, set to a backdrop of music from vinyl LPs. The opening reception takes the form of a swinging house party, with prizes for the best Ukrainian-Canadian vintage outfits. Get out your bell-bottoms and join us. It will be fab.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 20, 2019

Past  Exhibits 

Exhibitions at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch reflect the cultural and historic heritage of Canadians of Ukrainian descent, as well as their contribution to the Canadian mosaic.

  • Treasures Rediscovered & Shared (2018)

  • Trunk Tales: Leaving home ... finding home (2017-2018)

  • Ancient•Contemporary: Symbolic Forms of Ukrainian Tradition (2016-2017)

  • For our Children (2016)

  • Diverse yet United, Part 2 (2015)

  • Diverse yet United, Part 1 (2014)

  • Mamyna Sorochka (2014)

  • The Art of Revolution (2014)

  • Christ is Born (2011-2012)

  • All that Matters … The Art of Ivaan Kutulsky in Retrospect (2009)

  • At Home With Heritage (2007-2008)

  • Three for Three

  • The Story Strings Tell (2005-2006)

  • Sorochka: Seasons of the Year, Seasons of Life (2001)

  • Kylyms of Ukraine (1998-1999)

  • Legacy of Trypillia

  • Ukrainian Pioneer Furniture (1992-1993)