“All of this is a little surreal” Six Ukrainian-Canadians on the war.

Published by UCC Toronto on May 16, 2022

“All of this is a little surreal Six Ukrainian-Canadians on the war

Volodymyr Yanishevsky, church rector

Since the war began, parishioners have been filling St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral with clothes, furniture, food and other essentials. With the help of his clergy and a team of volunteers, Reverend Volodymyr Yanishevsky has donated some of the supplies to families who have fled the war and sent the rest to Ukraine. His parents and brothers remain in western Ukraine, safe for the time being; he left them behind when he came to Canada as a young priest in 1996. “I think about them and pray for them constantly,” he says.

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