For the second year the parish community of St. Volodymyr, Canberra-Queanbeyan, held a joint Farewell to the Carols event.

On Sunday, February 12, after Divine Liturgy, the parish hall in Canberra was full of melodious and enthusiastic singing of Christmas carols.  We even had guests who had come from Melbourne and Geelong — the ensemble “Rodyna” had participated in Canberra’s Multicultural Festival on the day before and joined our celebration.  They presented a number of Christmas carols and folk songs which were well received by the audience.

Also, singing and playing guitar were Andrew Liszczynsky and Fr. Andriy Mykytyuk, who performed several Christmas carols – one of which was unique and not well known.

Finally, the parish choir of St. Volodymyr also entertained the audience and sang some wonderful Christmas carols.

After that, everyone present sang some carols and folksongs to the skilful accompaniment of Michael Lysewycz on the accordion.

The day was really wonderful.  This last opportunity to sing Christmas Carols this season gave us lots of joy and resolve to wait with God’s help until next Christmas to again sing carols to glorify the newly-born Christ.

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