A photo tour through New Westminster, BC - Royal City - 49°12′25″N 122°54′40″W

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saintly Sunday


This church has been featured before, the St Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church. It looks a little different today as it's Holodomor Awareness Week (holod = famine, moryty = kill by starvation) in Canada, where the various Ukrainian groups remember the victims of the famine created as the Soviet government requisitioned all foods grown in Ukraine. Some reports state that near to one quarter of Ukraine's population perished. There are 33 black flags representing the year 1933, when the famine reached its peak of devastation.

(Info from the black sign on the building.)

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