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.)