Caroling for Christ: Bethlehem Story Alive at the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
From the young to the old, singers and performers, young children and adults all dressed in embroidered Ukrainian shirts gathered at the Ukrainian Cultural Center of the Metropolia Center of the UOC of USA for one last celebration this Nativity Season. The annual “Caroling for Christ” concert took place on Saturday, January 17th with a total of 7 performing groups from local parishes
The following singing groups performed at this year’s concert:
Choir from St. Andrew’s Memorial Church (South Bound Brook, NJ), under the direction of Dr. Michael Andrec
Children’s choir from Holy Trinity (New York, NY), under the direction of Olenka Dorozhynska-Hoshovska
Students (grades 2-12) from St. Andrew’s Ukrainian School (South Bound Brook, NJ), under the direction of Halyna Marynets (school director), Oksana Nalywajko, and Yaroslav Danyshyk
Choir from St. Mary’s Parish (Allentown, PA), under the direction of Walter Milinichik
Seminarians from St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (Somerset, NJ)
Children’s Choir from St. Andrew’s Memorial Church (South Bound Brook, NJ)
Parishioners of Holy Trinity Parish (New York, NY)
The sound of traditional carols, Christmas greetings, and the ever performance of the popular vertep (Christmas Play) performed by parishioners of Holy Trinity in New York City brought one last festive celebration to this Nativity Season.
Traditional Ukrainian housewares, religious items and delicious pastries were sold throughout the event.