Blessed Martyr Emilian Kowcz, beatified by Pope John Paul II, in Lviv Ukraine. Born in Kosmach, Ukraine, he studied for the priesthood in Rome. During World War II he bravely carried out his priestly duties, including rescuing Jews from destruction. Arrested by the Gestapo, he eventually was burned to death in the ovens of Majdanek, Poland, Nazi death camp.
Artist Theodore Baran, studied law in Lviv, trained in ecclesiastical art and techniques of Byzantine church painting and iconography, and was a teacher in Bibrka, Ukraine. Emigrating to Canada, his life was spent on ornamentation of Eastern rite churches from Richmond, BC to Halifax, Nova Scotia. As president of the Ukrainian Catholic Council of Canada, Theodor welcomed John Paul II with the traditional bread and salt on his visit to Winnipeg in 1984. Two of his icons are now part of the permanent collection in the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa.
Anna Maria Kowcz-Baran, was an international leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League, a renowned journalist and author. The first editor of the UCWLC Nasha Doroha, she also wrote two bilingual books on Ukrainian Catholic Churches in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, a biography of her father Emilian Kowcz, a children's play, poetry and songs. As a representative of the World Federation of Ukrainian Women she reported on the needs of component populations in Argentina and Brazil to the Year of the Child Commission of the United Nations. The Anna Maria Kowcz-Baran Scholarship is awarded yearly by Saskatchewan Teacher's of Ukrainian to assist high school students who study Ukrainian.
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This is the personal website of Marko Baran, including a portfolio of some of the website work he does as a hobby.