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Upcoming events

    • 17 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • ,St Theodosius Church, 733 Starkweather Ave, Cleveland OH
    Cleveland Chapter in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society is sponsoring a tour of Rusyn sites in Cleveland.

    If you are passing through BY CAR on your way to Munhall, please stop by and take a tour. If you are FLYING into the Pittsburgh airport, it is 2 hours to our first stop (perhaps stay at a hotel closer to Cleveland on Thursday night). We can help coordinate carpooling. This is a “drive yourself” tour with a presentation at each site. A map and detailed itinerary will be sent prior to the event. The tour will allow enough time to check into your hotel and attend the Friday evening concert at the C-RS Cultural Center.

    Friday, May 17th from 9:30am– 1:30pm

    Please meet at the St. Theodosius Church parking lot at 9:15am

    733 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, OH

    Sites include

    • St. Theodosius Orthodox Cathedral, organized by Rusyns in 1896 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Drive through the Historic Tremont neighborhood where many Rusyn immigrants settled to work in the steel mills and is now home to many art galleries and artists’ studios.
    • Rusin Garden, established in 1939, with the bust of Father Alexander Duchnovich. The Cleveland Cultural Gardens feature over 30 cultures.
    • Lunch at Welshfield Inn, established 1840, once a stagecoach stop and part of the Underground Railroad
    • The Shrine of Our Lady of Mariapoch, with a replica of the icon that wept in the Greek Catholic Church in Poch, Hungary and is a pilgrimage site.

    Cost of the tour is $25 includes donations to the church, garden and the shrine.

    Lunch stop not included in the cost.

    Reservations must be made by April 30th

    by sending check payable to: C-RS Cleveland Chapter and mailed to Bonnie Burke, 1101 Tanner Crossing Lane, Indian Land, SC 29707

    For more information contact Bonnie Burke at bb@c-rs.org or call 440-729-2045 

Past events

09 April 2019 Cleveland Chapter: Participating in Eastern European Congress of Ohio Dinner
07 April 2019 Cleveland Chapter: Sponoring "Who is Irena Nevicky?" - Story Told by Paul Burik
10 March 2019 Cleveland Chapter: Rusyn Genealogy Session
16 December 2018 Cleveland Chapter: Kolodej, Food and Recipes for the Christmas Holidays
11 November 2018 Cleveland Chapter: “Our Flag Still Waves”
26 October 2018 Cleveland chapter: Celebrate the founding of the country of Czechoslovakia in 1918
16 September 2018 Cleveland Chapter: One World Day at Cleveland Cultural Gardens
22 July 2018 Cleveland Chapter presents the 2nd annual "Dining with Duchnovich"
24 June 2018 Cleveland Chapter: The Differences and Similarities Between Rusyns and Slovaks
29 April 2018 Cleveland Chapter: “Tips and Tricks on Using FamilySearch.org in Your Eastern European Genealogy Research”
18 March 2018 Meet and Greet with Bishop Milan Lach, SJ
04 February 2018 Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry, Family Search, Findmypast and MyHeritage” by Sunny Morton
11 November 2017 Cleveland Chapter - Converting Many Forms of Media to Digital Format
26 October 2017 CARPATHO-RUSYN DAY - Cleveland City Hall
15 October 2017 Cleveland Chapter - Iconography
17 September 2017 Cleveland Chapter - Presentation on Vistula Operation
27 August 2017 One World Day
23 July 2017 Dining With Duchnovich
07 May 2017 Introduction to the Cyrillic Alphabet by Paul Burik
02 April 2017 Comparison & Contrast of Easter & traditions in Europe and US
05 March 2017 Symbolism and History of Wooden Church Interior Architecture
12 November 2016 Cooking Lesson in Parma - Traditional Christmas Foods
22 October 2016 Genealogy Research in Cleveland
02 October 2016 C-RS at Cleveland Museum of Art's 100th Anniversary
19 September 2016 Blessed Theodore Romzha Seminary Choir
18 September 2016 C-RS National Goals for the Present and Future
28 August 2016 C-RS Cleveland Chapter at the 100th Anniversary of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

Chapter Officers

Co-President: Marcia Benko

Co-President: Barb Popovich

Treasurer : Robert Hlasko

Recording Secretary : Karen Bodner

Corresponding Secretary : Vacant

Rusin Garden Representitive : John Krenisky

Carpatho-Rusyn Society

915 Dickson St.
Munhall, PA 15120-1929

The Carpatho-Rusyn Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to manifesting Carpatho-Rusyn culture in the United States and supporting Rusyn culture in the Homeland in east central Europe. It works to educate Rusyns and non-Rusyns about Rusyn culture and history, and to support the development of Rusyn culture on both sides of the Atlantic. As a membership organization, it boasts over 1,800 members worldwide who support the organization's work through their annual contributions of dues as well as voluntary contributions to funds that support Rusyn cultural development abroad as well as humanitarian aid for Rusyn communities in Europe.

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