Surprises in a Sixteenth-Century Ukrainian Wedding Rite – When the Old Becomes Modern
Thursday, May 19, 2016 – 7:00 pm
3-58 Pembina Hall, University Alberta
Sponsored by Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
University of Alberta
Fr. Peter Galadza will analyze the wedding rite found in a sixteenth-century western Ukrainian euchology (trebnyk, or book of rites). Especially from the perspective of present-day usage, the rite is significantly different, with many fascinating features. This trebnyk is the first in a series of manuscripts that have been transcribed for the Slavonic-English Analytical Catalogue of Liturgical Manuscripts in Ukrainian Repositories (SEACLMUR), compiled by Fr. Galadza and supported by a major grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The presentation will include colourful visuals.