05 June 2010

The Lake Michigan Carpatho-Rusyns reach a radio audience

Charlotte Conjelko, the secretary of the Lake Michigan Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, along with Ron Pyke, a founding member of our new group, spoke with Father Thomas J. Loya of Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church on his "Light of the East" radio show.

Father Loya
They not only offered details of next Saturday's events at St. Peter & St. Paul Orthoox Church in Burr Ridge, but talked about their own Rusyn heritage.

Of particular interest is Ron's "born-again" Rusyn ethnicity. He discovered his Carpatho-Rusyn identity at the age of 60. The half-hour interview also features Charlotte discussing the Rusyn heritage she shares with her husband, Father Bill Conjelko, also a member of our group.

You can hear the enlightening conversation here.

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