Foundations of Faith: Ukrainian Orthodox Churches of the Eastern Eparchy of Canada
Dec
6
to Aug 17

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

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

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Mar
14
to Jun 27

"Foundations of Faith" Speaker Series

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The series of five speaker events listed below complements the Museum's current exhibit. All lectures begin at 7:00 pm in St. Vladimir Institute, 620 Spadina Ave., Toronto.
Admission: $20 per lecture or $80 for the series of five lectures.
Student admission: $10.00 per lecture with valid ID.
Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 416-923-9861.

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Speaker Series #5: Sisters, Frenemies or What? The Ukrainian Orthodox and Ukrainian Catholic Churches Compared and Contrasted
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series #5: Sisters, Frenemies or What? The Ukrainian Orthodox and Ukrainian Catholic Churches Compared and Contrasted

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Dr. Brian A. Butcher (PhD, Saint Paul University/University of Ottawa) is Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies in the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, Ontario. His research focuses on Eastern Catholicism, liturgy, the relationship between Orthodox theology and contemporary philosophy, and interreligious dialogue. Recently published is his Liturgical Theology After Schmemann: An Orthodox Reading of Paul Ricoeur (Fordham University Press, 2018). He is a subdeacon in the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church.

Rev. Bohdan Hladio was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and received his theology degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He moved to Toronto in 1983 and married his wife, Tania, in 1984. Together they have raised three married children, and have served parishes in Toronto, Hamilton, and currently Oshawa, Ontario. In addition, Fr. Bohdan served as the chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada from 2005 through 2008. He has written hundreds of articles for church and secular newspapers and has led spiritual retreats throughout Canada for various Orthodox Christian churches and parishes.

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Everything Old is Cool Again: Groovy Vintage Fashion from the Ukrainian Diaspora
Sep
20
to Feb 28

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

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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

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Speaker Series #4: Ukrainian Orthodox and Catholics After the Tomos: Searching for Unity Locally and Worldwide
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series #4: Ukrainian Orthodox and Catholics After the Tomos: Searching for Unity Locally and Worldwide

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As an Orthodox theologian and ecumenist, the Very Rev. Archpriest Dr. Jaroslaw Buciora concentrates his research on systematic Orthodox theology, particularly Orthodox ecclesiology, with a specific emphasis on the situation of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine. Fr. Jaroslaw is a parish priest of the St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto, Ontario. Previously, he was a lecturer of Systematic Theology, Ethics, and Patristics at St. Andrew’s College and the University of Winnipeg. Fr. Jaroslaw gained his Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, US) and a Doctorate in Theology from Christian Theological Academy (Warsaw, Poland). He is the author of four books and over fifty theological articles and analyses in journals and presentations made in Canada, the US, England, Germany, Holland and Ukraine. He represents the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada on the Canadian Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission, Christian Interfaith Reference Group, and Governing Board. In 2011, Fr. Jaroslaw became an official representative of the UOCC and the US in the ongoing bilateral dialogue with the Ukrainian Catholic Church of North America.

Rev. Dr. Peter Galadza is Director of the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies and Professor of Liturgy at the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. From 2003 to 2004 he was a research fellow at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Research Center in Georgetown, Washington, DC. During the 1999-2000 academic year, he served as dean of the L’viv Theological Academy in Ukraine (presently the Ukrainian Catholic University), for which he was awarded the jeweled pectoral cross by then Bishop Lubomyr Husar.

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2019 Pysanka Exhibition: A Celebration of Pysanky
Jun
13
to Jun 16

2019 Pysanka Exhibition: A Celebration of Pysanky

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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.

Thank you to our Sponsor:
Ukrainian Credit Union Limited

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

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Speaker Series #3: A Taste of Liturgical Music
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series #3: A Taste of Liturgical Music

The St. Demetrius Orthodox Church Quartet, from Toronto, Ontario, was started approximately 10 years ago at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church to introduce and expose people to the beautiful and rich liturgical a cappella choral tradition of our Ukrainian churches. The quartet focuses mainly on Baroque music written by Artem Vedel, Dmytro Bortniansky, Maksym Berezovsky, more modern composers such as Kyrylo Stetsenko and Oleksander Koshetz, as well as current composers like Roman Hurko. It has performed at St. Demetrius Parish Khram celebrations, Taras Shevchenko concerts, Lesia Ukrainka Moleben in Toronto, Khram celebrations in Montreal and Ottawa, and recently at the Eastern Eparchy Centennial Celebration in Oakville, Ontario and the National Jubilee Celebration of the UOCC in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The St. Demetrius Quartet members are Zhanna Zinchenko, Victor Kowalenko, Oksana Klinovska and Ron Demeda. Their dream is to inspire others to sing our beautiful music of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church throughout the world.

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Speaker Series #2: Slums, Street Preachers and the Spirit of God
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series #2: Slums, Street Preachers and the Spirit of God

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Franko Diakowsky has served as a subdeacon at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto, Ontario since 2015 and has prepared liturgical texts in Ukrainian and English for publication since 2013.

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
The cities of Eastern Canada in which the Ukrainian Orthodox Church took root in the early 1920s were vastly different places from those which welcomed waves of Ukrainian immigrants following the Second World War; in which Ukrainian communities flourished throughout the 1960s and 70s; and which continue to see new generations of Ukrainian immigrants arriving today. An unquenchable New World appetite for development has seen the abandonment of industries where the first Ukrainians worked; subsumed whole neighbourhoods where they lived; toppled once-indispensable community landmarks where they met; and left echoing shadows of the people and the ideas that sustained them. This presentation seeks to recover the context of a vanished time and place in order to rediscover the animating idea that allowed the Church to set down roots in Ontario and Quebec.

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Speaker Series #1: Byzantine Iconography … Sharing the Joy of Writing Icons
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series #1: Byzantine Iconography … Sharing the Joy of Writing Icons

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Born in Toronto of Ukrainian heritage, Marianna Savaryn received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Education degree from Queen's University. Marianna has always painted and in her late twenties she decided to study Byzantine iconography. Her ten-year apprenticeship with Studite monk Fr. Juvenile Mokritsky was probably her most influential training, allowing her to experience the tradition passed down from one hand to another. During those years she completed the iconostasis at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church in Red Deer, Alberta, under his guidance. Her public projects include the Blessed Martyr Vasyl Velychkovsky at the Shrine at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Saint André Bessette in J. H. Picard Catholic School in Edmonton, Alberta. Marianna has also written icons for private devotion. Her icon of the Angel with Golden Hair is in the permanent collection of the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec.

From 2007 to 2010, Marianna collaborated and worked with a group of iconographers on commissions for churches in Bologna, Italy, leading to her inclusion in the book Visible Invisible - Contemporary icons written in Italy (2012). In 2012, she completed seven icons for Ss. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, which were blessed by His Beatitude Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk during his visit.

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Valentine's Dinner & Dance
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Valentine's Dinner & Dance

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Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada - Kn. Olha Branch and Sophia Rusova Branch present “Love Love Me Do / Як Тебе Не Любити?” on February 9, 2019 at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This elegant dinner, dance and silent auction is in support of both UWAC branches and the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch. Featuring Korinya Ukrainian Folk Band.
Join us to celebrate love and friendship.
For tickets and tables, please contact Vera Melnyk at veramelnyk@yahoo.ca or 416-534-0633, or the Church office at 416-255-7506.

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Students' Night Open House
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Students' Night Open House

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Take a break from your studies and be our guest at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch for a Students’ Night Open House!

Tour our current exhibit, Treasures Rediscovered & Shared, which documents a choreographer’s life-long passion for Ukrainian dance through a collection of vintage and antique costumes, researched and collected from remote Ukrainian villages by Danovia Stechishin-Stefura between 1986-95.

View a private screening of My Country is Missing, an award-winning short documentary about a young woman from Odessa who comes to Toronto to study in 2015.

MUSEUM BOUTIQUE • LIGHT REFRESHMENTS • FREE! (RSVP required)
RSVP by September 23 to museum@umcontario.com

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Film Screening: Chapters & Verses
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening: Chapters & Verses

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Chapters & Verses: Action Bill's Walk through Life
A documentary film about Wasyl (Bill) Kuryliw

The Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch presents the final event in our Trunk Tales: Leaving home … finding home program. 

Join us for a relaxed evening of fellowship, experience the Trunk Tales exhibit in its final days, and enjoy a special screening of Chapters and Verses: Action Bill's Walk through Life , the story of a remarkable figure in the Ukrainian Canadian community.

Wasyl Kuryliw came to Canada from the Ukrainian village of Potochysche in 1928 at the age of 18 with $5 in his pocket, a grade 3 education and a powerful zest for life. He earned the nickname “Action Bill” for his unflagging energy and dedication to promoting Ukrainian organizations and culture — and his adopted city of Sudbury. www.chaptersandverses.ca

Chapters and Verses was funded in part by Shevchenko Foundation/Temerty Family Foundation Community Development Fund; Olzhych Foundation; SUS Foundation of Canada; Ukrainian Credit Union Limited; The UNF Foundation; Prometheus Foundation.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Reception: 7:00 pm, Film Screening: 7:30 pm, Reception and Exhibit Viewing: 8:45 pm
620 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5S 2H4

Admission: $20 in support of the Museum
Tickets may be purchased at the door
To purchase tickets in advance, please call 416-923-9861

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Anne Yarymowich Culinary Demonstration and Tasting
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Anne Yarymowich Culinary Demonstration and Tasting

Culinary Professor at George Brown Chef School, and Culinary Judge on four seasons of the popular Food Network Production “Chopped Canada,” Anne Yarymowich has been a prominent contributor to the Toronto culinary scene for 30 years. During the course of her prestigious career, she held the position of Executive Chef at the Art Gallery of Ontario for 17 years.

Born in Montreal to parents of Ukrainian descent, Chef Yarymowich’s passion for cooking began at an early age. Influenced by her own ethnic heritage and her exposure to French-Canadian traditions, she incorporates both cultures into her culinary repertoire. As a member of Slow Food and a supporter of local producers, she focuses on all aspects of sustainability. Her accolades include: 

  • Chef of the Year, awarded by Ontario Hostelry Institute in 2009 at the annual Gold Awards Ceremony;
  • Winner of the Bronze Medal at the Gold Medal Plates competition in November 2009, competing against nine of Toronto's most respected chefs.
  • Named No. 3 in Toronto Life's “Top 10 New Restaurants” in 2009.

 

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: George Brown Chef School, 300 Adelaide St East, Toronto ON, M5A 1N1
Demo Theatre, room 112

Registration: $65. To register call 416.923.9861

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The Ukrainian Diaspora Community in Canada
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Ukrainian Diaspora Community in Canada

Vic Satzewich grew up in Saskatoon, the child of displaced persons who came to Canada in the early 1950s.  He is currently Professor of ociology at McMaster University.  He has published nine books and many articles on various aspects of immigration, racism and social inequality in Canada.  His books include The Ukrainian Diaspora (2002) and Points of Entry: How Canada's Visa Officers Decide Who Gets In (2015), which was awarded the John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award in 2016 by the Canadian Sociological Association.  He is also a recipient of The Canadian Sociological Association's Outstanding Contribution Award. 

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Gerdan Making
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Gerdan Making

During this workshop Maria Rypan will teach participants the art of "beadweaving." The "sylianka" was once created by using multiple needles. Now we can get the same effect using a single needle and paying attention to colour placement. Learn basic netting for creating your own gerdan. Workshop fee of $40 includes materials for sampler.

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Care of Textile Heirlooms
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Care of Textile Heirlooms

Elizabeth Griffin holds a Masters degree in Art Conservation from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. She has trained and worked at the Costume Institute and the Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and was awarded a Getty Internship at the Chicago Historical Society, Chicago. She worked at the Institute of Archaeology and Cultural History, Museum of Natural History and Archaeology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway as Cultural History Conservator.

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