The next UMAUK Meeting, will be held on Sunday 29th of April 2012 at 2.00pm at the Ukrainian Institute in London
Please call Dr Roman Cregg on +44 7957 304 385 or Galina Boggis-Rolfe on +44 7931 346 358 if you are running late)
Venue: Ukrainian Institute 79 Holland Park, London, W11 3SW Continue reading
The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB) hosted an audience with HM Ambassador Leigh Turner on April 26th at their Headquarters in Notting Hill to thank the Ambassador for all his work in Ukraine over the past four years. The Foreign and Commonwealth office has announced that Leigh Turner will now be assigned to another Diplomatic Service appointment . He will be replaced by Mr Simon Smith who will take up his appointment during late summer 2012.
The audience in London was chaired by the President of the AUGB Zenko Lastowiecki, who thanked the ambassador for all his work and >>>
Mr Simon Smith has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ukraine in succession to Mr Leigh Turner who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment.
Mr Smith will take up his appointment during late summer 2012.
Simon Smith studied Modern Languages at Oxford University and joined the FCO in 1986. For the last four years he has been HM Ambassador to Austria and the UK’s representative to many of Vienna’s UN and international organisations, including as the UK’s Governor on the Board of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Tokyo, Moscow and London have been >>>
The next meeting of the Ukrainian Literary club will take place on Saturday, April 21 at 11.00AM at the Ukrainian Institute in London.
We will discuss the work of, possibly the most original writer of the ‘Executed Renaissance’, Ukrainian Author Mike Johansen and his novel Journey of the scientist Dr. Leonardo and his future mistress the beautiful Alchesta in Slobozhanska Switzerland. (Подорож ученого доктора Леонардо і його майбутньої коханки прекрасної Альчести у слобожанську Швайцарію).
Fr. Borys Gudziak, Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, is scheduled to speak at the Adam Smith Ukraine Investment Summit in London.
The Adam Smith Ukrainian Investment Summit is the largest and longest-established investment conference for Ukraine worldwide, uniting key decision-makers from Ukrainian business, financial institutions and government with their international counterparts for frank and timely debate.
A recognised speaker on ethical business and corporate social responsibility, Fr. Gudziak will present on April 19 at the summit, which will take place at the Grange Hotel, >>>
Information on Easter Church Services at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, Duke Street, Mayfair, London
Easter celebrated according to the Julian calendar in 2012 falls on Sunday, April 15th
HOLY MONDAY, 9 April: 6:15 PM – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
HOLY TUESDAY, 10 April: 6:15 PM – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
HOLY WEDNESDAY, 11 April: 6:15 PM – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
HOLY THURSDAY, 12 April: 10:30 AM – Vespers with the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 6:15 PM – Matins of the Passion of Christ (12 Gospels)
GOOD FRIDAY, 13 April: 10:30 >>>
On Friday, April 13, 2012, the Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore at the University of Alberta was honoured to have Dr. Michael Mucz as our speaker at the last Folklore Lunch of this academic year. During his presentation entitled "Tommorow is Too Late!" Dr. Mucz shared his research for the book Baba's Kitchen Medicines: Folk Remedies of Ukrainian Settlers in Western Canada.
Dr. Mucz is a professor of biology at the University of Alberta. He started his research for the book as a botanical project while on sabbatical in 1992. Interested in all aspects of Ukrainian pioneers life, >>>
The Ukrainian Institute in London wishes you a blessed Easter, celebrated on Sunday, April 15th 2012, throughout Ukraine amongst Orthodox and Eastern-rite Catholics as the ‘feast of feasts’.
The below Easter homily is read during Easter Sunday Liturgy in thousands of churches across Ukraine.
Happy Easter to you all!
The Easter Sermon of John Chrysostom
Is there anyone who is a devout lover of God?
Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival!
Is there anyone who is a grateful servant?
Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord!
Are there any weary with fasting?
Let them now >>>
The Ukrainian Institute in London hosted a talk by Dr. Nadia Diuk, Vice President at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC, entitled Ukraine’s Drift from Democracy: a View from the United States. The event, which took place on Wednesday, April 4th, was co-organised by the Oxford University Ukrainian Society.
Dr. Diuk focused on the current perceptions of Ukraine as seen from Washington and provided an excellent overview of the present political situation in Ukraine. She also highlighted the role of civil society and civic groups in Ukraine today, and the part they >>>
The Ukrainian Institute will be a hosting a traditional Ukrainian Easter egg painting session on Saturday, April 7th starting from 11.00AM.
A pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated using a wax-resist method. The word comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.
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