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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church (737 Bannerman Avenue, Winnipeg)

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This Winnipeg church which seats 750, replaced an older wooden structure at 612 Flora Avenue. The traditional Ukrainian Catholic church and adjoining monastery, both of Tyndall stone exterior, were built at a cost $750,000. The featured concrete dome form trust and stress was designed by the local architectural firm of Green, Blankstein, Russel and Associates. Also involved with the building process was parishioner-architect Alex W. Nitchuk as project manager, designer Bernard Brown, and structural engineer S. J. Borgford. The construction involved some 2,000 cubic yards of concrete. The main entrance to the church featured a raised forecourt with a central pool and fountain, both since removed. The congregation is served by the Monastery for the Basilian Order of Monks.

The church was dedicated on 10 July 1966 by Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk at a ceremony attended by some 2000 guests. Dignitaries included municipal and provincial officials, amongst whom were Premier Duff Roblin and Winnipeg Mayor Stephen Juba, along with numerous Ukrainian Catholic Church officials, notably Vicar-General Basil Kushnir, Very Reverend Myron Daciuk, Very Reverend Nicholas Kohut (New York, USA), Very Reverend Jerome Chimy (Rome, Italy), father provincial Very Reverend Paul Magula, Winnipeg chancellor of the Ukrainian Catholic Archdiocese Very Reverend Monsignor D. Shewchuk, Dean of Winnipeg Very Reverend Monsignor J. Pulak, and the Very Reverend Stephan Semchuk.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1904-1906

Matthew Myron Hura (1873-1925)

1907-1922

Athanasius Nicholas Filipow (1870-1937)

1922-1924

Matthew Myron Hura (1873-1925)

1924-1933

Athanasius Nicholas Filipow (1870-1937)

1933-1935

Nicon Horechko

1935-1937

Basil Volodymyr Kamenecky (1898-1970)

1937-1940

George Gabriel Zydan (1896-1977)

1940-1942

Josaphat John Tymochko (1896-1969)

1942-1950

Joseph Senkiw

1950

Basil Volodymyr Kamenecky (1898-1970)

1950-1958

Ambrose Andrew Wynnyk (1903-1966)

1958-1964

Raphael Stephen Melnyk (1923-1990)

1964-1970

Volodymyr Basil “Vladimir” Shewchuk (1917-1994)

1970-1976

Myron Michael Daciuk (1919-1996)

1976-1982

Raphael Stephen Melnyk (1923-1990)

1982-1985

Leon Yakubow

1985-1995

Cornelius Pasichny

1995-2000

Joseph Pidskalny

2000-?

Athanasius McVay

Photos & Maps

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church (October 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church

Interior of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church (December 2015)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.93215, W97.14718
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

MHS Centennial Organization: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church

Sources:

“New churches for the West,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 May 1904, page 1.

“[Excavation ...],” Winnipeg Tribune, July 1904, page 10.

“Church completion,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 December 1904, page 6.

“New St. Nicholas dedication Sunday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 July 1966, page 28.

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church: Celebrating 100 Years—Together for Tomorrow Winnipeg: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 2006. GEN F 5649.W55 St.Nic.1 [Legislative Library]

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Historical Highlights, Present Building, and Necrology.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 3 September 2018

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