As we draw closer to Easter, Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Johnson City is pumping out its Friday dinners while planning events to prepare for the holiday.
Each Friday through April 12th, it’s hosting a dinner in its parish hall from 4:30 to 6:30.
You can choose a traditional Ukrainian meal featuring borscht or chowder, 3 potato pyrohy, 2 mushroom holubtsi, or meat-filled for those who want to cheat, and a dessert and drink.
Or there’s a fish dinner that substitutes fried haddock for the halubtsi.
Myron Krajnyk has been attending Sacred Heart his entire life.
He says he enjoys sampling the ethnic foods of other cultures while welcoming everyone in to try his.
“I think we enjoy each other’s company and enjoy each other’s ethnic food. And I think we learn a lot about each other by our different cultures. It makes America a stronger nation because of our tolerance for one another,” he says.
Tomorrow at 9 am, Sacred Heart will hold an Easter Egg class teaching folks how to make the traditional pysanky decorated eggs.
Then, on Saturday April 13th from 10 am to 2 pm, the church will host its annual Easter Bazaar featuring Easter eggs, arts and crafts and more ethnic food for purchase including pyrohy, holubtsi, kobassa and paska.
By the way, those who want takeout on Fridays can call in their order ahead at 797-6294.