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On the Pleasures of the Cyrillic Alphabet

I do not remember a time when I could not read the letters. My (younger) sister has a memory of the two of us, on either side of our mother on the couch, the children’s Reader “Marusia” (Маруся) on her lap, following her along, reading out loud together like a trio of cantors read more >

Moscow Be Gone!

If that sounds political, it is. But when it comes to a Ukrainian Orthodox Church anywhere in the world, the political is also cultural and spiritual – and personal, as in my case.

August 9-12, 2018, in Saskatoon SK, I attended the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the read more >

Byzantium Made Me Do It

I once gave a presentation announced as “From Two Hills to Thessalonica.” My point was that I had come a long way from All of Baba’s Children, my first book, which I had researched in Two Hills, Alberta, still a predominantly Ukrainian-Canadian town in 1975, to tell the read more >

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