Carpatho-Rusyn event at St. Michael's in Jermyn - 11/23/19

St. Michael's Orthodox Church Center, Delaware Street, Jermyn, PA, was the setting for a program presented by the Eastern PA Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The event was coordinated by James Zeleniak and Sharon Jarrow of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, and Dorothy Allen, representative of St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Jermyn.

The event began with a complimentary breakfast, followed by an introduction by Sharon Jarrow, President of the Eastern PA Chapter. A lecture presented by Bonnie Burke, Carpatho-Rusyn Society Southeastern Branch Coordinator, covered the period between St. Philip's Fast and the Feast of the Resurrection, through digitalized historical photos and discussion. Topics included how the Carpatho-Rusyn peoples stayed warm during the long cold winters, the clothing they wore, foods they ate, and activities they pursued during the winter months.

(Photos by Vladimir Kitchura and Dorothy Allen)