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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Vancouver priest brings history to life

The Ukrainian (Catholic) community in Vancouver recently welcomed (back) Fr. Edward Danylo Evanko.

Originally from Manitoba, the veteran former stage and screen star and host of his own TV show had been living in "Hollywood North" for some time before deciding to enter the priesthood. Back on the west coast now, he is the parish priest at BVM Ukrainian Catholic Church in Richmond.

Expect to hear more of (and from) him in the near future, but for now he's busy settling in ... when he's not on the road using his professional talents in a new way, as this article illustrates:

When he was ordained a Ukrainian Catholic priest in 2005, Edward Danylo Evanko thought he had given up a career in musical theatre spanning more than 40 years.

But he had hardly settled into the life of a cleric before he was back on stage performing a one-man play about the life of beatified priest Father Damien and his own work about the Ukrainian Holodomor. ...

Full article here.

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