November 19th in Bridgeport: Winter in the Carpathians

Winter in the Carpathians a lecture and discussion with Bonnie Burke   Sunday, November 19, 2017, 11:00am St. John the Baptist Church hall 364 Mill Hill Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut Did you ever wonder just what winter was like in the homeland? Many people from North America have visited relatives and ancestral villages in Carpathian Rus’ …

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Thalerhof Day and picnic, August 5, 2017 in Connecticut

THALERHOF COMMEMORATION DAY 2017 WHAT: On Thalerhof Day we commemorate the tens of thousands of East Slavic men, women, and children (Carpatho-Rusyns, Carpatho-Russians, Ukrainians) who suffered, lost their health or died in relation to the Austro-Hungarian internment camp at Thalerhof, near Graz, in 1914-1917 (World War I) and we also remember all those who were …

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Pysanky, March 12th in Bridgeport

You are invited to the premiere of an extraordinary presentation Paschal Creations or Where did all these eggs come from? An eggs-ceptional presentation by Connecticut’s eggspert, Yvonne Klancko Sponsored by St. John’s “R” Club Sunday, March 12th, 2017 10:30 a.m. (after Divine Liturgy) St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church 384 Mill Hill Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut …

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Just re-published: Simeon Pyzh’s 1938 “Short History of Carpathian Rus'”

Back in 1938, longtime Lemko Association leader Simeon Pyzh wrote a short Lemko-language history of his native region, boldly presenting his views that: The Slavic population of Carpathian Rus’ is autochthonous to their region— it is their original homeland! The appropriate language for Carpathian Rus’ is neither literary Russian, nor literary Ukrainian, but the people’s …

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Lemko Kermesh in Yonkers, NY October 23rd

Our friends from the Carpatho-Russian American Center (“Lemko Hall”) are having a Lemko Kermesh in Yonkers, New York, on Sunday, October 23, 2016, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. With music by the terrific band Vox Ethnika it’s sure to be a great time.  For tickets or more information, contact John Felenczak at 914-968-6883 or Mark Medwid at …

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Thalerhof Memorial Day and picnic 2016

The Lemko Association invites all members and friends to a Thalerhof Memorial Day and picnic on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at our headquarters, 184 Old County Road, Higganum, Connecticut. At 11:00am a panachida (prayer service for the deceased) will be held to remember not only those who lost their life and health in relation to …

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Da Ispolnatsia in Transcarpathia

“Da Ispolnatsia” sung at the Greek Catholic church in Andriivka, Transcarpathia, June 2016. From the blog A Traveller in Carpathia.

Two Lemko events in New York this weekend

Two Lemko events this weekend (June 25-26, 2016) may be of interest to our members: The Carpatho-Russian American Club (“Lemko Hall”) is having a Lemko Russalya Picnic this Sunday, June 26th, from noon until 5pm at Ridge Road Park Pavilion #2, 287 Ridge Road, Hartsdale, New York. Admission, which is $15 for adults 16 and …

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Easter greetings, 2016

Happy Easter to all our members and friends. Христос воскрес! Воістинно воскрес! (The illustration is from the front page of the April 12, 2002, issue of our newsletter “Karpatska Rus’”).

Holy Thursday in Lemkovyna: a memory

I remember that day, Great Thursday. In the evening everyone went to church for the Passion of Christ. The church was full of people, some reciting psalms or reading from big books. The choir sang, beautifully, “The Glorious Disciples” and “The Wise Thief”. The priest read from the Gospel twelve times, and for each reading …

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