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.
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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