Very Rev. Nestor Iwasiw, Pastor of Ss. Cyril’s gives the Christmas blessing at the end of the divine liturgy on Dec. 25.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF LAUREN TELEP From left: George Martynuck, Lauren Telep, Rosemary Martynuck and Judy Mclane, as they sang Ukrainian Church Slavonic with the choir including Ukrainian Christmas songs.
The Christmas Divine Liturgy at SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church in Olyphant, welcomed Judy Mclane, Broadway actress in “Mamma Mia,” and Rosemary Martynuck, world-renowned opera singer, joined the St. Cyril’s choir at the 10 a.m. Mass on Dec. 25. Both Mclane and Martynuck were born and raised in Olyphant.