Ukraine’s Holodomor, Stalin's Famine Genocide of 7-10 million Ukrainians in 1932-1933, ranks among the worst cases of man’s inhumanity towards man. In memory of the innocent victims of this Soviet Genocide, 3 million of which were children, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), annually co-organizes an ecumenical commemoration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on the 3rd Saturday of November, which regularly attracts thousands of attendees from across the tri-state metropolitan area.

This year, the organizers of our annual event advise our community not to travel to St. Patrick’s Cathedral this November 21. Case reporting of COVID-19 continues to spread in New York City with increases recent hospitalizations concerning local authorities enough to begin limiting non-essential gatherings in certain neighborhoods. We encourage you to instead watch the livestream from St. Patrick's Cathedral to mark the 87th year of Holodomor commemoration. 

In lieu of a mass gathering with remarks by elected officials, Metropolitan Antony, Prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, and Bishop Paul Chomnycky, Eparch of the Ukrainian Catholic Diocese of Stamford, will lead a panakhyda (the solemn Ukrainian liturgical service for the repose of the departed) at the cathedral without the usual masses of priests from the surrounding parishes con-celebrating, nor the revered sound of the Ukrainian Chorus “Dumka” of New York singing the responses. 

This service will be livestreamed at

While this annual event is an iconic and treasured event for our community, UCCA puts the health and safety of our community, especially those few remaining survivors of the Holodomor Genocide who attend this commemoration every year. After careful consultation with church hierarchs, and following on the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concerns and other circumstances, UCCA has informed our invited speakers that this year's program will be abbreviated.

UCCA and the rest of our event organizers look forward to once again organizing this solemn commemoration on November 20, 2021, marking the the 88th year since the crime of the Holodomor was committed against the Ukrainian people. 
St. Patrick's Cathedral Livestream Page
This year marked the 5th anniversary of the Holodomor Memorial dedication in Washington, D.C. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Awareness and the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA organized a virtual commemoration to mark the occasion.
On Saturday, November 7, 2020, to mark the 5th anniversary of the Holodomor Memorial dedication in Washington, D.C., a special memorial service was held at St. Andrew Memorial Church, the seat of the Metropolia of the UOC of USA in South Bound Brook, NJ, which is itself dedicated to all who perished in the Stalinist famine (Holodomor) of 1932-33.  
On November 8, 2020, the Ukrainian Culture Center of Los Angeles and the Holodomor Committee of Southern California paid tribute to Ukrainian families who were victims of the Holodomor. 

On November 27, 2020, the International Coordinating Committee for Holodomor Awareness and Recognition of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) will hold a virtual commemoration of the 87th anniversary of the Holodomor and present a unique project – the Network of Descendants.

Additional commemorations, memorial services, academic conferences and educational lectures will be taking place on every continent, in almost every Ukrainian community around the globe. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of these will be available online for the first time:

The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), which unites and advocates in the name of nearly 30 fraternal, educational, religious, cultural, veterans and humanitarian organizations in the Ukrainian American community, joins with the U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor Genocide Awareness, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), and the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) in asking our community and all friends of Ukraine to sign the petition to get the word Holodomor included in all major English-language dictionaries.

Sign the petition here
This petition is part of the #DeepTruth campaign, launched on July 21 by the Holodomor National Awareness Tour (HNAT), a project of the Canada Ukraine Foundation. It features a 75 second video made using deepfake technology and revealing the truth of former Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin’s role in ordering the forced starvation of untold millions of Ukrainians, and the subsequent cover-up of this atrocity.

Please take the time to sign the petition and please share the links to the campaign widely.
You can access the petition on the website, where you can also view the deepfake video and posters.
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The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) is a non-profit, non-partisan community-based organization that has represented the interests of Ukrainians in the United States since 1940. 
Український Конґресовий Комітет Америки (УККА) є неприбутковою, безпартійною громадською організацією, яка представляє інтереси українців у Сполучених Штатах Америки з 1940 року. 
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