Support the Manor College Ukrainian Refugee Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to students escaping conflict in Ukraine. This is open to all full-time students to give students an opportunity to continue their studies and the hope of a brighter future.

Support humanitarian aid efforts to the people in Ukraine

We have partnered with several organizations that are providing direct and immediate humanitarian aid and relief to Ukraine. Join us in bringing hope to Ukrainians and others around the world through helpful care and crisis response.


100% of the proceeds will benefit the Ukrainian Federation of America (UFA) | Українська Федерація Америки (УФА) which is a wonderful organization that is doing wonderful things to help Ukrainians get safety, shelter, food and other resources.

Purchase a shirt here


A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

by Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.

 

God of Peace, Eternal Source of Love:

Be with the people of Ukraine
In this, their hour of need.

Strength their resolve to fight
For their freedom and independence.

Be with their friends of every faith and nation in their support of the Ukrainian people.

Bless the citizen soldiers, mothers and children of Ukraine with courage and strength and be their Shield against aggression and unjustified violence.

Guide world leaders to recognize their truth and stand with the       just.

Turn the hearts of those falsely compelled to transgress against the people of peace to see the light of a new day in a land where wheat, sunflowers and city parks return to the dance of daily life.

Under the blue sky of Your sheltering Presence and the yellow light of your Luminous Love, may the last grave be filled and sorrow be no more.

Amen.

 


 

“Call for Prayer for Ukraine”

 Manor College President Dr. Jonathan Peri & Zenia Chernyk, D.O. President and Board Chair, Ukrainian Federation of America Publish Joint Letter – Read Here

Your information hub of verified aid collection centers, and donation centers for helping Ukraine during the Russian war against Ukraine.

Click here

 

Fernando Gaglianese and I are sharing a collection of images to purchase. As photographers, Fernando and I both have worked with Manor College and know of their deep ties to Ukraine. Adding to Manor College’s efforts, we’ll donate 100% of the proceeds of print sales to the Ukrainian Federation of America which helps Ukrainians find safety, shelter, food, and other resources.

– John Welsh, Photographer

View Gallery Here

Sisters of St. Basil the Great Collection List

Infant needs: diapers, etc.

Children’s clothing

Toiletries – toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. 

Medical supplies for the injured

Blankets, sleeping bags

Men’s basic clothing for soldiers

All items can be dropped off at the Basilian Support Ministry Office – located in the Basilian Spirituality Center.

All donated items will be sent to the Sisters of St. Basil the Great Trinity Province in Ukraine.

 


Trustworthy Humanitarian Aid Efforts


Manor College Denouncement of War Statement

February 24, 2022

An atrocity has befallen Ukraine, but it is the global community that is under siege. On February 23, 2022, Russian forces once again invaded the sovereign nation of Ukraine. What other nation can be far behind?

In 1991 Ukraine declared its independence and closed a very old and painful chapter in its history. The Sisters of St. Basil the Great, founders of Manor College, like all

Ukrainian-Americans, celebrated with joy and thanked God for this deliverance. The world is very different than it was and we are not so distant and disconnected nor insulated from what happens less than 5000 miles away anymore. We are not so blind as not to see how an attack on one is an attack on all.

Moscow has a long history of denying Ukrainian culture and faith. They banned our language, they liquidated our churches, they exiled our artists, killed our leaders and committed genocide against our people. And now, they are trying to do it again. But now is not then and we are not those who stood alone against the tyrannies of the past. Moscow’s current aggression will have many repercussions from all over the world.

One fundamental difference between now and then is what has been built in the interval. The institutions, organizations and mechanisms that have been put in place in Ukraine and around the world were not there 100 years ago to help safeguard her. In 1947 the Sisters founded Manor College in part to make sure that the Ukrainian spirit and national consciousness had a haven to flourish and grow. We were built, in part, to make sure that the future is not just a regurgitation of past cycles. We exist to give voice to those whose existence is imperiled. The only institution of higher education built on the foundations laid down by the Ukrainian – Catholic Sisters of St.Basil the Great that serves to educate all and be a sanctuary for Ukrainian-Americans whose existence was a struggle for recognition in the consciousness of the world.

The entire leadership team of Manor College joins more than 60,000 Ukrainian-American neighbors in the Greater Philadelphia region and more than one million Americans who identify as Ukrainian to voice our serious concerns. In unity, we offer our support and services toward bringing resolution and peace to the region in a framework that ensures the freedom and self-determination of all people. Manor College has always been supportive of Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity. We encourage you and all our elected officials to promote the commitment to worldwide harmony that is essential to restore order, protect innocent lives, and stand with truth against aggression.


Happening On Campus

Manor College made posters to show their support for Ukraine on March 9. The posters will be placed in the cafeteria near The Nest.


Manor College in the News

Patch – PA Leaders Hold Event Highlighting Ongoing Need For Aid To Ukraine – Read Here

Philadelphia Inquirer – Manor College to confer its first honorary degree on Ukraine President Zelensky – Read Here

WXPM – Jenkintown’s Manor College and The Galman Group Raise Nearly $40,000 in Support of Ukraine – Read Here

Philadelphia Inquirer – How Philadelphia Became a Home for Ukrainian Culture – Read Here

InsideHigherEd – Faith Based Institutions Rally Behind Ukraine – Read Here

Philadelphia Inquirer – Two Ukrainian sisters and Manor College alumni in Pennsylvania fear for loved ones abroad as Russia threatens war – Read Here

CatholicPhilly – Podcast interview on the Real History of Ukraine – Listen Here

6ABC Action News Interview – Families in Jenkintown Pray for Peace – Watch Here

NBC10 interview – Ukrainian Woman Living in Our Area Speaks on Russian Invasion – Watch Here

CBS3 interview – Two Philadelphia Sisters Fearful for Lives of Family, Friends Still in Country – Watch Here

The Tablet – Ukrainian Archbishop Calls on Russia Not to Bomb Historic Cathedral – Read Here

Delaware Valley Journal – Delaware Valley Residents Horrified, Heartbroken Over Ukraine – Read Here

Pottstown Patch – Philly Area Residents Horrified, Heartbroken Over Ukraine – Read Here

Bucks County Courier Times – She fled Ukraine days before attacks. Now, she worries for those left behind – Read Here

The Reporter Online – ‘It’s a horrifying event’: Local Ukrainian-Americans react to Russian invasion – Read Here

Courier-Times – ‘We are praying for them’: In Bucks, Ukrainian Community calls for action over Russian Invasion – Read Here

CBS3 interview with Vera Penkalskyj ’15 and current student, Iryna Hudyma – Watch Here

Catholic Philly – Ukrainian crisis a threat to Europe and democracy, local leaders say – read here

NBC10 – Young Ukrainians In the US Stand Up – Watch Here


Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center and Museum

The Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center (UHSC) was established in 1977 to preserve, promote,and perpetuate Ukrainian culture and traditions through educational and cultural programs. In addition to a folk art collection, the UHSC maintains an extensive Ukrainian library and archives.

Each month Chrystyna Prokopovych, Curator of the Manor College Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center & Museum features an item or collection to celebrate and honor Ukrainian culture and tradition. Watch the monthly video segments here.


Trusted Resources from the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States

If you are looking for trusted resources and organizations that you can support and follow to assist the Ukrainian army and volunteers, protecting their country against the aggression, here are the contacts of trusted organizations:

Come back alivehttps://savelife.in.ua/en/donate/ (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc)

Army SOShttps://armysos.com.ua/pomoch-armii (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly)

Hospitallershttps://www.facebook.com/hospitallers/posts/2953630548255167 (works directly on the frontline)

Phoenix Wingshttp://wings-phoenix.org.ua/en/about-fund/ ( the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army)

Ukrainian Women Veteran Movementhttps://www.uwvm.org.ua/?page_id=3437&lang=en (a consolidation of female veterans, amongst other things organizes preparation for actions in case of emergencies and defense situations.

Vostok SOShttps://vostok-sos.org/pidtrymaty/donation/ (raising funds for various needs of the army)

More details at: https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine


More Stories, Links and Resources

Helpful Resources for Ukrainian Community in Philadelphia – read here

Statement of Invasion from the Sisters of St. Basil the Great, Jesus, Lover of Humanity Province, published February 24, 2022 – read here

Statement of Concern for Ukraine, published January 20, 2022 – read here

Concern for the Basilian Sisters in Ukraine’s Holy Trinity Province – read here

Virtual Alumni Engagement Series – Olya Yarychkivska, Ph. D ’07 – Watch the Replay Here

Manor Matches: Igor ’13 and Vira Turko ’14 – read here

Yuriy Rudenko, the author of War.ru and a frontline combat veteran of the Donbas war in Eastern Ukraine, presents his book during a special event at Manor College on Sept. 28, 2021 – Watch the Replay Here


Ukraine Dialogues

Each year, Manor College is proud to host two Ukraine Dialogues where members of the Ukrainian-American community can join together to discuss critical issues that are facing Ukraine. Regardless of whether the dialogues are in-person or virtual, they are engaging, patriotic displays of affection for Ukraine and its people. See the list below of previous dialogues.

Thank you to our Sponsor


2022

Ukraine Dialogue – Constitutions of the US & Ukraine: Enduring Foreign Aggression

Watch the replay below

2021

Ukraine Dialogue – 30 Years of Ukrainian Independence – Part II – Linguistic, Financial and Religious ImplicationsWatch the Replay Here

Ukraine Dialogue – 30 Years of Ukrainian Independence – Part I – Russian Invasion and Military Relationship with the U.S.   – Learn More Here

2020

Ukrainian Dialogue – Zelenskyy’s 1st Year LeadingWatch the Replay Here

 

2019

Ukrainian Dialogue – Emerging Women in Politics in, of, and for UkraineLearn More Here

Ukrainian Dialogue – Kyiv Patriarchy and Russian Aggression in the Kerch StraitLearn More Here

2018

Ukrainian Dialogue – Hacking and the New RussiaLearn More Here

Ukraine Dialogue – Moving Beyond the Failed Minsk Process and Ending Russia’s war in Ukraine

2017

Ukrainian Dialogue – America’s Relationship & Moral Obligation

Ukrainian Dialogue – Education as the Battlefront for DemocracyLearn More Here