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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church and Cemetery (Zoria, Municipality of Gilbert Plains)

This Ukrainian Catholic church at Zoria in the Municipality of Gilbert Plains was constructed in 1937 by Mike Sawchuk, a carpenter trained and influenced by Rev. Philip Ruh, after a precedessor church was destroyed by fire in 1936. Nearby is a small Ukrainian Orthodox cemetery and a parish hall stands across the road.

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church at Zoria

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church at Zoria (May 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church at Zoria

Interior of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church at Zoria (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Parish Hall at Zoria

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Parish Hall at Zoria (July 2016)
Source: George Penner

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery at Zoria

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery at Zoria (July 2016)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N51.33296, W100.36115
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

Ukrainian Catholic Churches of Winnipeg Archeparchy by Anna Maria Kowcz-Baran, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1991.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Gloria Romaniuk, and George Penner.

Page revised: 24 December 2018

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