Sanctuary Project

In June 2011 and 2013, PCUH supported and participated in an important research documentation project organized by University of Alberta faculty in Ukrainian Studies. Carried out by Professors Frances Swyripa, John-Paul Himka, and Natalie Kononenko, the Sanctuary Project aims to document the sacral heritage of Ukrainians on the Canadian prairies through detailed documentation and photo preservation of all sacral structures, buildings and cemeteries across the Prairie provinces. The research team, including PCUH graduate student researchers Khrystyna Hudyma and Yuriy Kirushok, traveled around central Saskatchewan to document numerous churches in great detail.
Another aim of the project is to interview local people about church history and traditions. Later, all photographs, measurements and recordings will become part of a large searchable database.

Sanctuary Project 2011


Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
of St. John the Baptist near
Dana, SK.