As war rages in Ukraine, local Ukrainian Catholic clergy led prayers at the graves of Ukrainian-American veterans on Memorial Day, gathering for a panakhyda, a short liturgy for the dead, at St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Jenkintown.
(Read a feature story on the May 30 prayer service.)
The commemoration has taken on new significance for the Ukrainian American community, as the current Russian invasion of Ukraine — now the focus of numerous genocide and war crime investigations — has claimed thousands of lives while displacing over 14 million.
(Photos by Gina Christian.)
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