October 6-7, 2007

80th Anniversary of the St. Vladimir's Congregation
75th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Women's Association Lesia Ukrainka Windsor Branch

From a humble start of the first Divine Liturgy celebrated April 3, 1927 by Very Rev. Billon, to celebrating the Blessing of the cornerstone of the first church building on August 15, 1938 by Very Rev. Dmytro Leschyshyn, a solid foundation for all future Ukrainian Orthodox was established.

Saturday October 6, 2007 - Moleben'

Remembering our founders, the 80th Jubilee Celebrations began on Saturday evening with a Vesper Service and Panakhyda celebrated by the Very Rev. Bohdan Hladio, Very Rev. Walter Makarenko, Very Rev. Pawlo Berezniak, and other visiting Clergy. The St. Vladmir's Choir was conducted by Helen Panchyshak.

Following the church service a Reception was held in the Cultural Centre featuring a performance by the Windsor Barvinok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble.

Sunday October 7, 2007

Sunday began with the Divine Liturgy, celebrated by the Very Rev. Bohdan Hladio, Very Rev. Walter Makarenko, and Very Rev. Pawlo Berezniak.The Liturgical responses were sung by the renown Capella Bandurist Chorus of Detroit conducted by their artistic director, Oleh Mahlay.

Following the Liturgy, the Jubilee Banquet was held in our Cultural Centre featuring keynote addresses from the Very Rev. Bohdan Hladio, Chair of the Praesidium of the Consistory, U.O.C.C. and Mrs. Ulana Kryworuchko, President of the Eastern District, Ukrainian Women's Association of Canada.

This Celebration Jubilee Banquet celebrated the joint accomplishments of the Ukrainian Women's Association of Canada Lesia Ukrainka Branch on their 75th Anniversary, and the Congregation of St. Vladimir's on their 80th Anniversary.

As part of the programme, presentations of pins were given to honoured members of the Ukrainian Women's Organization.

The Cultural Centre Hall was beautifully decorated in a colourful Fall Theme on that Thanksgiving Weekend and featured displays and archival materials of the families, organizations and congregation. Especially prominent were the display boards which formed the basis of the year-long display Mriya: Ukrainian Dreams at the Windsor Public Library's Baby House Community Museum. Close to 200 parishioners, friends and family members attended and enjoyed the Jubilee event.

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