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We hope that you enjoy looking at the videos and pictures that have been submitted. We appreciate those who have contacted us and wish to share their archives with us. Who knows, you may recognize someone from the past.

If you have memories that you would like to share or any comments, please go to the Contact Information page and email the Webmaster.

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Memories from Ukraine - Victor Obrisan

Memories of Holy Trinity Cathedral from Ukraine - Victor Obrisan

Victor has shared some of his pictorial memories from Holy Trinity Cathedral. Born in Austria, he and his parents (Niela and Panas) move to Winnipeg in 1949. A brother, Ihor, was born in St. Boniface. His memories include his time as a youth of our congregation, Church School and the his last Pascha in 1958. His family moved back to Ukraine in December of 1958 and he currently lives in Kharkiv.

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Holy Trinity Cathedral - Construction - 1960's

Video of Construction of Cathedral - Matt Solonyka, took movies of the construction of the cathedral back in the early 1960's. Besides being a member of the cathedral, he was also a partner of Semmler Construction Ltd. who were the general contractors for the construction project.

Ed Solonyka has made a condensed video version of the movies. Click --> here 

Besides featuring scenes of the different phases of construction, there are scenes that include his father, Matt Solonyka and Dr. Peter Kondra Sr. on the site and also the blessing of the site by Metropolitan Ilarion with clergy and Cathedral members.  There is also a panoramic view of the city from a platform outside the centre dome of the Cathedral.
Holy Trinity Cathedral - Blessing of Easter Baskets - 1960\'s

Please follow this link for a short video on the Blessing of Easter baskets in the 1960's led by Metropolitan Ilarion.
- submitted by Ed Solonyka

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Blessing of Paschal Baskets - 1968 and 1969

Blessing of Paschal Baskets - 1968 and 1969

Indoor Blessing of Paschal Baskets - 1968
Outdoor Blessing of Paschal Baskets - 1969
- submitted by Ed Solonyka

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CYMKivtsi Parade - Early 1960\'s

CYMKivtsi (Ukrainian Orthodox Youth) preparing to parade on steps of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, Winnipeg, Manitoba in early 1960's
- submitted by Ed Solonyka

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Sanctification of Holy Myrrh and Pascha - Constantinople - 2012

On Holy Monday, April 9, 2012, following the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at the Patriarchal Church of St. George, in Constantinople (Istanbul),  His All-Holiness, Patriarch Bartholomew blessed the beginning of the process of sanctification of the Holy Myrrh.  Metropolitan Yurij, attended this sanctification as well as celebrated Pascha in Constantinople.

Please see the following links for more information and pictures of this historic event:

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