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Commemorating the Christianization of Kyivan Rus', 1888-2013

Description: This was an active year for public lectures organized by the Program on Religion and Culture. The annual Bohdan Bociurkiw Memorial Lecture was held on 19 September 2013 as a small symposium on the topic, “Commemorating the Christianization of Kyivan Rus', 1888-2013.”

Professor Viktor Yelensky, a leading Ukrainian sociologist of religion from the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) and the Drahomanov National Pedagogical University (Kyiv), spoke on “Religion and Politics: The Significance of the Ukrainian Commemoration of the 1025th Anniversary of the Christianization of Rus'.”

The director of the program, Heather Coleman, spoke on the subject “Making a National Saint in the Southwest Borderland: St. Volodymyr, Local History, and the First Celebration of the Christianization of Rus' in Kyiv in 1888.”

Professor Yelensky's visit was part of a larger speaking tour of Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto, sponsored by CIUS, together with the Calgary Friends of the Ukrainian Catholic University, the Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Calgary, the Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation, and the St. Volodymyr Brotherhood in Toronto.

Heather Coleman speaks at 6:45. Viktor Yelensky speaks at 48:35.
Author: CIUS
Publisher: CIUS
Date: September 19, 2013
Language: English, Ukrainian
Original Format: Digital audio recording





CIUS, “Commemorating the Christianization of Kyivan Rus', 1888-2013,” CIUS-Archives, accessed May 30, 2024,
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