"Dedication" of the bust of Father
Alexander Duchnovich in the Rusin Cultural Garden
community leaders at the Duchnovic statue
On Sunday June 24, the Rusyn community
came together for the dedication of the new bust of Fr. Aleksander
Duchnovic in the Rusin Garden in Cleveland. The bust is a replacement for
the original bust that disappeared in the 1970's.
It was a terrific ceremony, MC‚d by
Laurel Tombazzi, with leaders of the Rusyn community and public officials
speaking. The statue was unveiled by John Krenisky and Paul Burik and
officially dedicated by Bonnie Burke, President of the Cleveland Chapter of
the Carpatho-Rusyn Society. His Grace, the Most Reverend John M. Kudrick,
Bishop of Parma, blessed the bust.
The Living Traditions Folk Ensemble led
the crowd in songs and participated in impromptu songs after the official
• If you ever need to explain why sometimes it is spelled
Rusin with and "I" and other times Rusyn with a "Y",
learn the reason from John Righetti, National President of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, in
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