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St. Andrew Memorial Church

Bound Brook, New Jersey

Yurii Kodak, Architect

The Great Famine and its victims occupied a central place in the memorialization project of St. Andrew Memorial Church at Bound Brook, New Jersey. Planned by the prominent architect Yurii Kodak, the church was to be a symbol of Ukrainian church architecture, built in the Ukrainian baroque style. In 1963, the marking of the thirtieth anniversary of the Great Famine at Bound Brook was attended by thousands of participants. 

Below is an article by Dr. Frank E. Sysyn about the leading role of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA in forming and cultivating Ukrainian diaspora memory and memorialization of the Holodomor. Also reproduced here are articles dealing with the Holodomor that appeared in Ukrains’ke pravoslavne slovo (UPS), the news organ of the Church, in the years 1953, 1963, 1964 and 1965. The materials shed light on the degree to which the Famine was an issue of importance well before the 1980s.