UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA

CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

PRESS RELEASE 

Annual Celebration of Ukrainian Independence Day – a Family Affair at Metropolia Center, South Bound Brook/Somerset, NJ

Parishioners and visitors of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church, joined by hundreds of visitors to the Spiritual Center – Metropolia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, prayerfully marked the 25th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence (24 August, 1991) on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

As preparations began for this year’s 25th anniversary of independence, with the blessing of the hierarchs of the UOC of the USA, Natalia Honcharenko-Andrec – Director of the Consistory Office of Cultural Affairs joined by Dobrodiyka Lesia Siwko – President of Pokrova Sisterhood of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church (South Bound Brook, NJ) prepared a special celebratory program in honor of Ukraine’s Independence on the grounds of St. Andrew Memorial Church, a place known by so many Ukrainian-Americans as a jewel of Ukrainian Orthodoxy in the US.