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Join us for the celebration of Pokrova on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at St. Michaels Ukrainian OrthodoxChurch and Hall (345 7th Street, San Francisco).
Pokrova (The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary) is a religious, national, folk and familyholiday. In Ukraine it is celebrated on October 14 according to theJulian calendar. The word “pokrov” (pokrova) means both veil and protection, and one of Our Lady’s names is therefore Pokrova – the “protecting one,” or literally Protection.
Pokrova holiday is also a Ukrainian Cossack Day and symbolic founding date of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).
In 2014, October 14 was proclaimed as national patriotic holiday, the Day of Defender of Ukraine.
In the program:
10:00 am – Divine Liturgy
11:30 am– Moleben for the defenders of Ukraine
12:00 pm – Luncheon
12:30 pm – Program dedicated to Svyato Pokrovy with the students of Ukrainian School of San Francisco / Українська Школа Сан-Франциско: excursion through the history of Ukraine, folk and contemporary poems and songs (kozatski, striletski, povstanski)
1:00 pm – “Where does Ukrainelive” Documentary screening and Q&A with the Ukrainian filmmaker Nataliya Godzhik