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Part 1: Ukrainian Catholic and Ukrainian Orthodox churches

Description: Audio recorded from CIUS conference.

On 6-8 September 1991, CIUS marked the Ukrainian Canadian centenary with a conference on selected aspects of Ukrainian life in Canada in the years between 1924 and 1951. Coinciding with the release of Orest Martynowych's landmark monograph, Ukrainians in Canada: The Formative Years, 1891-1924, the conference was designed as a first step toward creating a research base for writing the interwar history of Ukrainians in Canada. This period, in contrast to the well-studied pioneer immigration and prairie settlement experience, has received relatively little scholarly attention, despite it being so critical to both the crystallizing Ukrainian Canadian community and ongoing integration into Canadian life. Accordingly, it was CIUS’s plan to attract papers on as wide an array of topics as possible, avoiding broad generalities in favour of more limited but illuminating profiles and case studies.

Three speakers—Alexander Baran and Oleh Gerus, of the Department of History at the University of Manitoba, and Russel Moroziuk of Concordia University—addressed questions relating to the Ukrainian Catholic and Ukrainian Orthodox churches, including the role of Catholic Action in the former and Father Semen Sawchuk in the latter.

Russel Moroziuk is the first speaker who describes institutional restructuring that divided Ukrainian Canadian society along Catholic and Orthodox lines during the interwar period.

Found in CIUS Newsletter 1991
Author: CIUS
Publisher: CIUS
Date: September 6-8, 1991
Contributor: Russel Moroziuk
Original Format: Magnetic tape, audio cassette





CIUS, “Part 1: Ukrainian Catholic and Ukrainian Orthodox churches,” CIUS-Archives, accessed September 30, 2023,
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