Ukrainian music fills Garden City cathedral

Ukrainian music fills Garden City cathedral

By Sam Johnston | The Long Island Advocate | April 8, 2022

Featured image: The Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City recently held a concert in support of Ukraine as it battles to fend off Russia’s invasion. Above, Ela Piddoubny performing on the bandura with Lesia Senta singing. // Photo by Sam Johnston/Long Island Advocate

Music and emotion filled the cavernous Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City April 2 when Long Islanders came together in a spirit of friendship to support the people of Ukraine, who for six weeks have fought an invading Russian army.

The cathedral recently sent more than $16,000 to the Lviv Regional State Clinical Medical and Diagnostic Cardiology Center, which treats patients with vascular and heart diseases. The funds were used to purchase medicines and medical beds in Lviv, a city of roughly 720,000 people in Western Ukraine, to increase the ability to take in patients who are evacuated from Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital of 2.9 million. Fundraising continues, with the cathedral accepting donations on Saturday.

The cathedral is working with Ukrainian Americans of Long Island, an umbrella group that formed three years ago to unite the Island’s varied Ukrainian communities.

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