Sunday, June 11, 2006

RIP Roman Marynowych
From November 2005: The Lawrence Welk of Ukrainian-language TV in the US with an endearingly bad half-hour show on various Ukrainian and Ukrainian-American doings — dancing the гопак for example. (Loved the theme music: does anybody know the title?) If you were learning Ukrainian or a related language like Russian it helped because he spoke so s-l-o-w-l-y he was easy to understand! Sounds like a holy person as well. He helped build this (interior shot), where he is buried. Дуже добре.

‘May God bless you — добранiч!’

Сердечно дякую.

(Quick cut to the choir singing Tchaikovsky’s Трисвятое from his music for the Divine Liturgy.)

P.S. The articulated eight-sided onion-dome cupolas are a uniquely Ukrainian baroque style.

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