Tkach Documentary Premiers At Manor College — Manor College will host the Philadelphia premiere of the movie “Hunger for Truth: The Rhea Clyman Story” 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17. The film, by Emmy-award winning director Andrew Tkach, will be screened in the Basileiad Manor Library and is presented by the College’s Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center. At the conclusion of the viewing, Mr. Tkach will offer some remarks on his journey in making this work as well as conduct an open Q&A session with the audience.
The documentary interweaves journalist Rhea Clyman’s reporting on the Stalin imposed famine in the Ukraine in 1932-33, and today’s conflict in the eastern Ukraine told through the eyes of family of soldier Serhiy Hlondar. Hlondar hwas been held as a POW by pro-Russian forces for more than 1,200 days.
The event is free and open to the public. Manor College is at 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046.
Tkach Documentary Premiers At Manor College
Holdomor Remembered At Manor College — Manor College is holding, Oct. 4, a commemoration for the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, the man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine from 1932 -1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians. The college is at 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, Pa., 19046. The remembrance will be held in the school’s Ukrainian Heritage Museum at Manor College at 1 p.m. This event is open to the community.
“On the 85 days leading up to International Holodomor Memorial Day on November 24 2018, a candle will be lit daily in a different part of the world uniting Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine in remembrance of the innocent victims of the genocidal policy of the Stalin regime, while raising awareness of the issues of human rights, respect and tolerance,” said Chrystyna Prokopovych, who is curator of the museum.
Manor College strives to foster appreciation for its Ukrainian heritage and culture; The College was established in 1947 by the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great, Jesus Lover of Humanity Province, a Byzantine Ukrainian order of the Eastern rite.
Manor College offers more than 50 Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Certificate programs in Allied Health, Arts and Sciences, Business and Technology, and Education and Professional Studies to traditional age and adult students. It is America’s only accredited institution of higher education founded by Ukrainian Sisters, the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great. For information visit www.manor.edu
Holdomor Remembered At Manor College
Ukraine War Subject Of Manor College Talk — Curt Weldon has let us know that ending Russia’s war in the Ukraine will be the subject of a talk, 3:30 p.m., May 24 at Manor College, 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046.
Speaker will be Kyle Parker, who is chief of staff of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, also known as the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Parker’s work on the Magnitsky Act, a landmark law redefining human rights advocacy around the world, is featured in a New York Times bestseller, and his expertise on Russia has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post CNN, Fox News and foreign media outlets.
The talk is free, the public is invited and refreshments will be served.
Ukraine War Subject Of Manor College Talk
Curt Weldon Boosts Ukraine Conference — Former Congressman Curt Weldon has sent us a note regarding a conference concerning the Ukraine, noon, Oct. 6 at Manor College in Jenkintown.
It’s free but RSVPs are requested and can be made here.
A lunch afterwards is $20.
Topics are foreign policy and humanitarian efforts. Speakers include U.S. Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick, U.S. Congressman Brendan Boyle, Dr. Larissa Kyj, former ambassador Roman Popadiuk, former Ukraine ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, and Walter Zaryckyj, who is executive director of U.S./Ukraine relations.
Curt is not among the speakers listed.
Information can be found here.
Curt Weldon Boosts Ukraine Conference
Ukrainian Catholic Priest Father Ighor Fedoryshyn, who is pictured at a camp near the front lines in his embattled homeland, has sent the following message (translated using Google) via John Jushchyshyn of Upper Darby, Pa.
Glory to Jesus Christ.
Sir Ivan, I was again in Kiev, praying in the street of the dead heroes posvyachuvav hundred self-defense. Ukraine and Ukrainian continue their struggle for the independence of our country.
I am chaplain “right market” that the most active in this fight is not easy. Six weeks back I want to go to the square, we can not stand aside while. when people fight and die for their rights. Wife quarrels with me, to let go, worried about me, but my civic duty to be where my people, where are my heroes. We will continue our repair an old hut in this time of peril is difficult to allocate funds for the repair and the street, but when the win, everything will fall into place. The main thing is not to lose fight to the end. Transfer greeting to his wife, children and all those Ukrainian America that . . . care about the future of our country, our country.
Father Ighor Message From Ukraine
With all the stories regarding celebrity deaths and such, it sure is easy to see why its hard for the old media to find some room concerning the West African Ebola epidemic.
Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer did manage to sneak in a few paragraphs on page 4 about how its going to last six more months.
As of yesterday, Aug. 15, the reported toll was 1,145 deaths and 2,127 cases of the disease.
The World Health Organization (WHO) claims the reported toll “vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak.”
The New York Times, to its credit, is taking the matter seriously, as is Matt Drudge.
Other stories of interest not getting much mention is a report that Ukraine has attacked Russian troops — something denied by Russia — and leaves changing color in Pittsburgh due to record cold temperatures pretty much putting paid to all claims of global warming.
Ebola Coverage Stays Quiet
Michael Ledeen — a former consultant to the United States National Security Council, the United States Department of State, and the United States Department of Defense — has written at PJMedia.com that a theory has been seriously broached that the real target of the pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels who shot down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was Aeroflot airline AFL2074 that was filled with Russian passengers.
He said the idea was cooked up by Vladimir Putin for use as a pretext for the invasion of the Ukraine.
You can read Ledeen’s column here.
Aeroflot AFL2074 Target Not MH17?
A Malaysian passenger jet crashed about 7 this morning, July 17, in a section of the Ukraine embroiled in conflict.
It was an American-made Boeing 777 and all 295 on board are dead. There is a very good chance it was shot down and maybe by the Russians.
So where is President Obama?
He is lunching at the Charcoal Pit outside Wilmington, Del. on Route 202 and is even having his people tweet about it.
We’ve eaten at the Charcoal Pit. It wasn’t anything special.
Impeach Obama now.
Feckless Obama Lunches During Crisis
On this barricade in the Ukraine last January is Father Ighor Fedoryshyn.
The Independence Hall Foundation (IHF) will present its 2014 Defender of Liberty Award to the Ukrainian people–citing their determination to fight for Independence and freedom as their nation comes under siege from an increasingly hostile Russian government led by Vladimir Putin.
The award will be formally presented to Natalie Shyrba, a
representative of Razom for Ukraine, tomorrow, July 4, at the Independence Visitors Center on Independence Mall in Philadelphia.
“We stand shoulder to shoulder with the Ukrainian people as they struggle against all odds to maintain their independence, just as our founding fathers and mothers did in 1776,” said Foundation organizer, Teri Adams.
“We support the efforts of the Ukrainian people to defend their national integrity and we encourage the United States government and NATO to supply Ukrainian Freedom Fighters with the weapons and other critical supplies they need to defend their nation’s independence.”
Last September, the Foundation named the four victims of the 2012 Benghazi Embassy attack–US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods–as recipients of its 2013 Defender of Liberty Award.
Ukrainian Freedom Fight Honored By IHF
Leiper Church Becomes Holy Myrrh Bearers
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic parishes of Holy Ghost in Chester and Saints Peter and Paul in Clifton Heights will be merging to Holy Myrrh Bearers with its home at the historic former Leiper Presbyterian Church, 900 Fairview Ave., Ridley Township albeit with a Swarthmore address.
Leiber, which opened in 1819, closed Jan. 8, 2012. Among those who worshiped there were presidents Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison and James Buchanan.
It was purchased by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia in March.
Holy Ghost at 3015 W. 3rd St., and Saints Peter and Paul at 100 S. Penn St., will be closed and sold.
The first service at the new church is scheduled for Sept. 28 with a blessing ceremony the day before.
The Holy Myrrh Bearers, were those involved with the burial of the Lord Jesus and the discovery of the empty tomb on Easter.
UPDATE: the first service is now scheduled for Nov. 2 with the blessing ceremony the preceding day.