April 2018


St. Michael The Archangel Roman Catholic Church

After arriving in the Wostok area in 1896 Polish settlers began work on a log chapel in 1900, completing it in 1905. A few years later a church bell was purchased and a belfry built to house it.

Work started on a new church in 1914 and was completed the next year.…

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St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (Bukowina)

uilt in 1900 after three years of labour, this church has the distinction of being the oldest original church in Lamont county.

Later, the land the church and cemetery were built on was purchased from the CPR over a six year period from 1903 to 1909.…

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Holy Trinity Orthodox Church (Sunland)

he original settlers in the area around this church were Romanian Bucovinian (https://www.britannica.com/place/Bukovina ). Early services were held in homes. Although the cemetery was in use beginning 1907, land for the church was purchased in 1910 and the church built over 3 years, completed in 1913.…

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Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kahwin)

he Ukrainian Orthodox parish members of this church separated from the Holy Trinity Church in Sunland in 1929 and after purchasing the land this church was built in 1932.

The church was destroyed by fire only one year later in 1933, with another being built in 1934.…

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St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church


fter the original congregation of this church was formed in 1898, services were held in private homes for a number of years before work was completed on a church in 1904.

This structure lasted about 30 years before it burned down in the late 1930’s.…

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Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church (Skaro)

he original church on this site was built from 1901 to 1904. A second, larger church was started in 1917 and completed the next year.

Between 1945-51 funding for a new church was gathered with the old church being dismantled in 1959 and a new church, the present structure, was completed in 1960.…

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Holy Trinity Russo Orthodox Church (Old Wostok)

n July 18, 1897 two priests sent to this area from Seattle celebrated the first Orthodox liturgy sung on Canadian soil for some 380 settlers who had gathered at a homestead across the road from this the original church “Wostok” church, about 1 mile north from the present church.…

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St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Peno)

ithout the Orthodox cross mounted high on the steeple of this church, this church could pass for a United Church.

That’s because it originally was a United Church.

As the  “Lamont County’s Self-Guided Church Tours” booklet explains, a number of local people became disenchanted with the Catholic Church I the area and in 1925 started to hold services in a local home and by 1936 an official Ukrainian congregation was created

After 1938 services were held in the nearby community hall and a decade and a half later the parish purchased the Unwin United Church building, originally built in 1917, for $350 and moved it to the present site.…

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Nativity of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church

After a small chapel was built on this land in 1914, work on the present church began in 1918 and was completed eight years later in 1926.

The full name of the church when it was incorporated was “Ruthenian Greek Catholic Parish of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Leeshore”.

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Holy Ascension Russo-Greek Orthodox Church (Skaro)

Little did I know when I visited this church that this congregation “can be traced back to 1897–1898, making it one of the first Russo-Greek Orthodox parishes in Canada.”

A modest log church was built on this land at that time and served until 1920.…

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