Church holds annual Ukrainian competition as Russian invasion of homeland continues – Mid Hudson Information Web site

By | September 20, 2022

CAMPBELL HALL – St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Campbell Corridor held its annual competition on Sunday to have fun the heritage of parishioners.
Whereas there have been Ukrainian delicacies, singing, dancing and video games for the youngsters, the day was all about help for his or her homeland as Vladimir Putin’s Russia continues its invasion.
Anita Machuck arrived from Ukraine simply two days earlier than the competition and she or he was visibly shaken by the struggle and its results on her nation.
“There are nice folks there and our courageous younger males are combating for the nation and it’s a really unhappy state of affairs, however there’s bravery on the entrance and the remainder of the nation,” she mentioned by means of an interpreter.
The religious chief of the church, The Very Reverend Father Yaroslav Kostyk mentioned Putin is evil, plain and easy.
“That is what evil is. We now have to know his evil; he doesn’t have mercy. He doesn’t know what to do besides darkish issues,” he mentioned.
Father Kostyk’s congregation has been contributing to the Ukrainian trigger regularly because the invasion started.
He’s hopeful that regardless of the brutality of the Russian invaders, Ukraine will prevail as an unbiased, free nation.
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