09 April 2015

TURN OF CENTURY RUSYNS IN NEW YORK


16 March 2015

COME CELEBRATE OUR 5TH ANNIVERSARY

 
Where did the time go?  Seems like only a year or two ago that the 15 Carpatho-Rusyns shown below gathered on March 13, 2010 at the Polish Museum of America to found the Lake Michigan Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society.  Now we're preparing to celebrate our fifth anniversary on Sunday, April 26.


 
1st Row: Andrea Valasek, Maria Sedor and Arlene Gardiner
    2nd Row: Ivan Skala, Tom Sedor, Charlotte Pribish Conjelko (secretary),   Ken Cuprisin, Rev. Fr. John Lucas (treasurer)
3rd Row: John Sutko, Lisa Terlecki, Rev. Fr. William Conjelko, Ron Pyke, Jim Kaminski, Tim Cuprisin (president), Richard Trojanowski
 
 

Mark your calendar now so you don't miss our celebration at Aviana Banquets at
11142 S. Southwest Highway (at 111th St.) in Palos Hills, Illinois.  Aviana owner Myron Rodak is looking forward to hosting the event for and meeting his fellow Carpatho-Rusyns.
 
Doors will open at 1 P.M. followed by a family-style dinner of roast beef, golden fried chicken and fresh Polish sausage with sauerkraut. The menu also includes whipped potatoes, a vegetable medley and a choice of either an amaretto or dreamsicle ice cream parfait. 
 
 
  
 
 
 
Our after-dinner entertainment will be the Tatra Slovak Dancers from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The group was highly recommended by those who have seen their performances.  They will be clad their new ethnic outfits which recently arrived from Slovakia. 
 
Reservations are $30 for adults and $17.50 for children under 12.  Please send your reservation checks made out to C-RS/Lake Michigan Chapter to our treasurer Maureen Solan at 8921 Ditola Ct., St. John, IN 46373.  Checks must be received by April 15. 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

04 February 2015

SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS

You are cordially invited to join
 the Carpatho-Rusyn Society
NEW YORK CHAPTER 
 
As It Proudly Presents

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
Director Sergei Parajanov’s 1964 cinematic tour de force and
   winner of awards in London, New York, San Francisco, Mar del Plata and Montreal
                      Valentine’s Day 

February 14, 2015      2:00 PM
The New York Public Library Mulberry Street Branch
10 Jersey Street between Lafayette & Mulberry Streets
   Manhattan, New York 10012
    
212-966-3424
All are welcome!   Admission is free.  Suggested donation: $5.00
Rusyn artifacts will be on display and for sale.

Four reasons to see Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors:
 1.      It is the story of a great romance between lovers whose parents are enemies.
2.      Sergei Parajanov broke new ground with his astounding camera work.
3.      The film is a political statement against Soviet artistic repression for which Paradjanov paid with imprisonment.
4.      It provides a unique view of Hutzuls living in the Carpathians in western Ukraine, exploring their traditions and beliefs, customs, superstitions and fears, as well as their sufferings and joys.
For more information, including movie reviews and travel directions:   www.c-rs.org 
(Click on Upcoming Events or NY Chapter.)
                Further questions? Contact Andrea Kaufman, NY chapter president: ak@c-rs.org
We hope to see you there!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

26 December 2014

CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM!

 
CHRISTOS ROZDAJETSJA! 
SLAVITE JEHO! 
 
 
  
MAY THE PEACE AND JOY
OF THE FIRST CHRISTMAS
 BE YOURS TO SHARE
 DURING THIS BLESSED SEASON.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

14 December 2014

JOIN US FOR OUR RUSYN NEW YEAR POTLUK


 
THE CARPATHO-RUSYN SOCIETY
LAKE MICHIGAN CHAPTER
INVITES YOU TO A
 
RUSYN NEW YEAR POT-LUCK
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015

ST. MARY BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH HALL
2002 DAVIDSON PLACE
WHITING, IN
 
12 NOON SOCIALIZING AND RUSYN MARKET SHOPPING           
1 P.M.  THE FEASTING BEGINS FOLLOWED BY CHRISTMAS CAROLING                            PLEASE BRING YOUR FAVORITE RUSYN OR OTHER COVERED DISH OR DESSERT. 

 RSVP BY JANUARY 2
WITH THE NUMBER COMING & WHAT’S IN YOUR POT TO:
 
  LEARN MORE ABOUT US AT WWW.LAKEMICHIGANRUSYNS.BLOGSPOT.COM.


20 November 2014

ON-LINE ADVENT LECTURE SERIES AT CHRIST THE SAVIOUR CATHEDRAL


With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, Christ the Saviour Cathedral is pleased to announce that it will host a three-week Advent Lecture series. The lectures, which will be open to the public and live streamed via the internet, will take place on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm beginning December 2, 2014. They will be delivered by professors from Christ the Saviour Seminary and will be one hour in duration.  A question-and-answer session will follow.
 
The Lecture Schedule is as follows:

Dec. 2 - "Rejoice O Isaiah... A Scriptural Study of the Old Testament Prophecies and Their Fulfillment in the Nativity of Our Lord " - Very Rev Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky;
 
Dec. 9 - "The Incarnation: the Hardest Story for the Modern World, and How to Tell It Well" - Very Rev. Fr. Jonathan Tobias;
 
Dec. 16 - "The Christmas Heresy" - Very Rev. Protopresbyter Lawrence Barriger
 
Faithful from Diocesan parishes in the Johnstown Deanery are encouraged to attend the lecture series at the Cathedral located at 300 Garfield St., Johnstown, PA. Parishes with internet capabilities are encouraged to watch the lectures as a group. A chat room feature will allow for interaction with the presenter during the Q & A sessions.
 
The lecture series may be viewed live by clicking here.
 
This lecture series is being co-sponsored by Christ the Saviour Seminary and Christ the Saviour Cathedral in partnership with the Diocesan Apostolate for Information Technology and Communications.
 
For more information, please contact Protopresbyter Robert Buczak, Cathedral Dean, at kbuczak@msn.com .


 
 
 
 

 

02 November 2014

CZECHOSLOVAK GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY SEARCHING FOR MORE INCLUSIVE NAME


Polly Walker, a Carpatho-Rusyn from Minnesota, was recently elected to the board of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International which had its annual meeting at the end of October.  Among the topics of discussion was a potential name change for the organization.

When the organization was first started in 1988, the country of Czechoslovakia existed.  Now that it no longer exists, the Society is receiving a fair number of comments (especially from Europe) that the name is outdated...and, in some ways, offensive.  After wracking their brains at the meeting, the board members decided to go home and ask their friends and family for some suggestions.  As many Carpatho-Rusyn Society members are also members of CGSI, Polly requested the Lake Michigan Chapter to help their efforts by posting information about its name search.

According to Polly, the organization is looking for something that is easy to remember, fairly short and will explain what it does. Its Mission Statement reads:

Our purposes include promoting genealogical research and creating an interest in ancestry and heritage among descendants of ethnic groups who comprised the former nation of Czechoslovakia, including Bohemian (Czech), German-Bohemian (Bohmisch), Hungarian, Moravian, Ruthenian (Rusyn), Silesian, Slovakian, and those of Jewish ancestry.

Please go to the group’s website https://www.cgsi.org to learn more about the organization and see its current logo--a tree whose leaves form the outline of the former Czechoslovakia.  According to Polly, the next step is to delineate where the different ethnic groups are located within the leafy area.  

She also notes that “the name change will be tricky as we need to try to somehow incorporate all of these ethnic groups.  I would appreciate any and all suggestions you may have.  Thanks so much for your time!”

If you have any ideas you’d like to share with Polly, send them to her at rusynakova@gmail.com.