Iordan, Feast of Jordan

Attend a water blessing at an ice cross to help observe the church holy day according to the Julian calendar that commemorates the baptism of Christ. Explore a number of historical buildings where costumed role players can demonstrate how Ukrainian pioneers celebrated this special day.

Schedule of Activities

Highlights

9:30 a.m.  - Divine Liturgy - St. Nicholas Russo-Greek Orthodox Church

10 a.m. - Divine Liturgies - St. Nicholas Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Water Blessing - Ice Cross

12 p.m. - Blessing of Homes

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Burning of the Didukh

Other Activities

10 a.m.- 2 p.m. - Historical Interpretation - Visit these historic buildings and witness how pioneers celebrated this special day:

  • Pylyplow House
  • Hawreliak House
  • Yurko House

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Wagon rides

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Feature exhibit - Painting to Remember: A Collections of Works by Peter Shostak

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Stelmach House Learning Centre

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Museum Store

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Bison Survival in East Central Alberta - family friendly activity

Food services

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Coffee/Tea served in the Silska Domiwka (Red Barn)

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Buffet Lunch served in the Silska Domiwka (Red Barn