DO NOT LOSE YOUR CHRISTMAS POSTCARDS

by Ivan Farion

Vysokiy Zamok" (High Castle) newspaper

Lviv, Ukraine                                                                                                                                         
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         MERRY CHRISTMAS!
          published by UPA
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The postcards were collected overseas thanks to the efforts of Canadian and

American diaspora. They came to Halychyna thanks to the activities of Rev. Michael

Nemylivskiy, who later became the founder of the museum.

Part of the exhibit reflects the history of our statehood. Especially interesting for

the visitors are the greeting postcards with images of Ukrainian families visiting on

Holy Evening their fathers and sons who are defending the native land in the ranks

of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.

Separately on display there are self-made Christmas postcards that were produced

illegally on copy machines by patriotic oriented citizens in Lviv during the period of

aggressive soviet atheism.

Nuns used to spread these postcards illegally among some priests and those in their

turn gave them to parishioners.

The Museum of the Persecuted Church was opened by Cardinal Lyubomyr Huzar, the Head

of Greek-Catholic church. Many foreign delegations have signed the visitors' book, the latest

were guests from Germany. They highly praised the fact that Ukrainians are working to save

their culture and spiritual heritage.

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