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Manitoba History No. 88

No. 88

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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Boyan St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery (RM of Ethelbert)

The first burial in this cemetery in the Rural Municipality of Ethelbert occurred in 1930. A church formerly at the site, constructed by congregants between 1927 and 1928, was consecrated in 1930 by Rev. Archbishop John Teodorowich. There was no permanent priest associated with the church. Instead, priests from nearby communities conducted services a few Sundays each year. Among them were Rev. S. Hrebeniuk (Dauphin), Rev. John Mayba (Dauphin), Rev. H. Hrycyna (Dauphin), Rev. D. F. Stratychuk (Dauphin), Rev. G. Turzanski (Pine River), Rev. J. Magas (Pine River), Rev. J. Kulish (Ethelbert), Rev. I. Tryfyn (Ethelbert), Rev. T. Hluchaniuk (Ethelbert), Rev. W. Kokorudz (Ethelbert), Rev. W. Aponiuk (Ethelbert), and Rev. M. Derewianka (Ethelbert). When a priest was unavailable, services were overseen by local Cantors, including P. Burdeny, H. Burdeny, N. Burdeniuk, and Alex Karpiak.

After the church closed permanently and was deconsecrated in 1979, the building was moved to Selo Ukraina in 1982.

Boyan Ukrainian Orthodox Church

The former Boyan Ukrainian Orthodox Church, now at Selo Ukraina (May 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Boyan Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Interior of the former Boyan Ukrainian Orthodox Church (May 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.50731, W100.53332
denoted by symbol on the map above


A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

“Historic Boyan church lays permanent roots,” Dauphin Herald, 24 December 1996, page A12.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 August 2015

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