Holy Trinity
Ukrainian Catholic Church
211 Foordmore Road
Kerhonkson, NY 12446-2914

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UAYA Goshen gifts Pysanky to Holy Trinity Church

By: Andrea Wasylyk

If you’ve driven past the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kerhonkson, New York in the past few weeks, you’ve seen the beautiful pysanky that adorn the lawn around the church. The members of CYM Goshen's “riy Vovky” (Wolves) and “Vedmedi” (Bears) worked on these wooden and plaster pysanky as part of a church beautification project for Easter. We donated the pysaky to the Holy Trinity Church in gratitude for the parish’s and the parishioners’ support of our activities.

The inspiration that gave way to this project was the fiberglass pysanky found in front of the Stamford Ukrainian Museum every year for Easter. Some of the members of riy Vovky saw these pysanky when they visited the museum a few years ago. We adapted the idea to fit our purposes (and budget!), making plywood and plaster pysanky and decorating them with various designs from different corners of Ukraine using outdoor paint. Each pysanka was painted by members of CYM Goshen, ages ranging from seven to sixteen.

The pysanky, six plywood and three plaster, were assembled across the front lawn of the church on Palm Sunday (Holy Trinity parish celebrates according to the Julian calendar). Many churchgoers approached us to express their gratitude for our efforts. On Easter Saturday the Blessing of the Easter Baskets took place on the front lawn among the pysanky. Many Parishioners and visitors incorporated our beautiful pysanky into their family Easter photos.

Roman M. Hrab
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Email: romanhrab@gmail.com

The Plast scouting group of Kerhonkson celebrated its annual svichechka on December 23, 2012. The ceremony was held immediately following the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church and included the presentation of the Bethlehem Peace Light to the church and congregation. Scouts greeted parishioners as they entered the church and distributed candles to them, which were then lit during the ceremony. The scouts presented Father Ivan Kaszczak with a lantern, especially made for the occasion, containing the Bethlehem Peace Light. Then both scouts from Plast and the Ellenville branch of SUM (CYM) sang carols as they lit candles from the lantern and distributed the flame until everyone’s candle was lit in a ceremony of light and song.

Each year, a child from Upper Austria fetches the light from the grotto in Bethlehem where Jesus was born. The light is carried in two blast proof miners lamps on an Austrian Airlines jet from Tel Aviv, Israel to Vienna, Austria. There it is distributed at a Service of Dedication to delegations from across Europe who take it back, with a message of Peace, to their own countries. Austrian Airlines then flies the miners lamps containing the Peace Light from Bethlehem to New York City. The Peace Light arrived this year to JFK Airport in New York on December 10, delivered by a delegation of Austrian scouts from Vienna. Scouting groups from America, Canada and other nationalities then took the light and distributed it to their communities across the North American continent.

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