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 HONCHARENKO'S UKRAINA

(California Registered Historical Landmark No. 1025)

 

*UKRAINA* is the site of the farm and burial place of the Ukrainian patriot and exile Orthodox priest Agapius Honcharenko (1832-1916) and his wife Albina.  Honcharenko was the first nationally conscious Ukrainian to arrive in the United States.  He published the first American newspaper in Russian and Ukrainian languages, The Alaska Herald, from 1868 to 1872. 
He wrote the first book for educational use of Native Alaskans.  After moving to Hayward from San Francisco in 1873, he continued to publish political literature, which was smuggled into Czarist Russia.  Honcharenko was a prominent scholar, humanitarian, and early champion for human rights.

 

On Saturday, May 2, 2015, a delegation from the Northern California Branch of the Ukrainian-American Coordinating Council (incl. Ukrainian Churches and Organizations in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento) escorted His Grace Bishop Daniel (Consistory President of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA) to the burial site to conduct a memorial service ('panahyda').

Full Story and Photoshttp://www.uocofusa.org/news_150507_2.html

 For more information on the UACC/Agapius Honcharenko Committee and future hikes, please contact either Marusya (1-650-281-6927) or Yurii sf.trade.mission@gmail.com

 

 

Special 100th Anniversary Program: Celebratory Commemoration of Park Ukraina and The Rev. Father Agapius Honcharenko (1832-1916)

 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Time: To Be Determined

 

Garin Regional Park, Carden Lane Entrance

East Bay Regional Park District

Hayward, California