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History of our Parish

History of Our Parish

Founders of the Church:

Catherine Dorosh

Paul Owsinik

Michael Polehonki

Nicholas Sawczak

Julia Sharyk

Andrew Zahuta


Church Building Incorporated 5-29-29

Ukrainian National Association,

Branch Name: Tovaristvo Proshvita #312

On February 4, 1935 at 11:30 a.m. the church building transferred from the Ukrainian National Association to Ukrainian St. Mary’s Church and Society. In 1969, Fr. Joseph Kopchak transferred the name and incorporated it to: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

First Ecumenical Service and inlaid of cornerstone by Patriarch Athenogoras December 25, 1934.

Priests who served at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Orthodox Church

Rev. Fr. Basil Fedyshyn 1933 - 1934
Rev. Fr. John Fedyna 1935 - 1939
Rev. Fr. Joseph Yaletchko 1939 - 1941
Rev. Fr. Basil Kushil 1941 - 1943
Rev. Fr. Walter Propheta 1943 - 1961
Rev. Fr. Nicholas Matolich 1961 - 1966
Rev. Fr. Gabriel Zapotocky, visiting priest  
Rev. Fr. J. Kochansky, New York, visiting priest  
Rev. Fr. Joseph Kopchak 1968 - 1975
Rev. Fr. Emil Bednar 1975 - 1977
Rev. Fr. Ronald DeVyver 1977 - 1978
Rev. Fr. Walter Sytnechenko, visiting priest  
V. Rev. Fr. Raymond E. Sundland 1978 - July 2008
Fr. Michael Hontaruk, visiting priest July 2008 - May 2009
Archbishop Antony  
Bishop Daniel   
Fr. Victor Wronsky, visiting priest  
Deacon Michael Sawarynski  
Fr. Taras Chubenko  
Fr. Taras Naumenko  
Fr. Ihor Bobak, visiting priest  
V. Rev. Fr. John J. Udics June 2009 - Sept. 2010
Fr. Ivan Synevskyy Sept. 2010 - July 2012
Fr. Vasyl Pasakas April 2013-
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