Remembering Uladyka Mikalay

posted Jun 13, 2012, 3:40 PM by Belarusian Church
Dear friends,

On June 20th, 2012 ten years will have passed since the passing into eternity of Uladyka Mikalay, Belarusan religious and community leader and former Archbishop of the Belarusan Autocephalous Orthodox Church (May 21, 1917 – June 20, 2002).

He was an individual who displayed many talents, a person of positive disposition and thought, showing true intelligence, sincerity, outgoing friendliness, and faith in people’s goodness. His whole life was dedicated to God and to the service of his native people.

Being a true patriot of his Belarusan heritage, Uladyka Mikalay gathered a whole archive of documents related to the history of the Belarusan Autocephalous Orthodox Church, including other historic Christian and Belarusan artistic literature. He maintained correspondence with people of other faiths from various parts of the world, translated various materials and put out church publications, wrote a set of memoirs from his life in his native town of Motal, Belarus.

Uladyka Mikalay was humble, yet unmovable in his personal convictions, maintaining a high level of Christian spirituality, and sincere. With all who came to him with expressed needs, he listened attentively to their concerns and assisted them with kind words and deeds.

The Council of the Parish of St. Kiryla of Turau invites you to come and join them in remembering this dear person on June 17th, 2012 following the Divine Service at St. Kiryla of Turau Orthodox Church.

Toronto, Ontario 
June, 2012