My mother lived in Brazil for 12 years with her family before coming the States. I would love to see the photos of the little church they helped build. My grandfather actually worked on the Royal Gates and the iconostasis and my uncle painted/wrote the icons. I understand it has been rebuilt - which is a good thing, because that means the parish had outgrown the little church.
These photos are not labeled. Any way of finding out where the pictured churches are located?
Liz, the Ukrainian Orthodox in Brazil are under your church-the UOC-USA as your probably know. I cannot find this Fr. Daniel's surname.
There are almost half a million people of Ukrainian origin in Brazil but, 80% of them whom live in the State of Paraná in southern Brazil. CIUS at the University of Alberta has done extensive research on the area.
Ukrainians of Brazil (Portuguese: Ucraniano-brasileiro; Ukrainian: Українці Бразилії, Ukrayintsi Brazylii) are Brazilian citizens born in Ukraine, or Brazilians of Ukrainian descent who remains connected, in some degree, to Ukrainian culture. As of 1994, 400,000 people of Ukrainian descent lived in Brazil, 80% (or approximately 350,000) of whom lived in a compact region approximately 1,930 square miles (5,000 km2) in size (an area slightly larger than the US state of Rhode Island), in the hilly south central part of State of Paraná in southern Brazil. They refer to this region as "Brazilian Ukraine." Smaller numbers of Ukrainians have settled in São Paulo, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul. The cities with the largest number of Ukrainians are Prudentópolis (approximately 38,000 Ukrainians, or 75% of the city's population), Curitiba (33,000 Ukrainians), and União da Vitória (approximately 26,400 Ukrainians or 50% of the city's population). In 2009 the Ukrainian population in Brazil was estimated to be 500,000 people.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainians_of_Brazil