History ~ English version

This year is the 40th anniversary of Nasha Doroha magazine (1970 – 2010).

Mnohaya Lita / Многая Літа!

ND is received by some 5,000 homes from sea to sea but also abroad with a readership of about 12,000 who actively contribute to the publication making it a lively instrument of communication. Here are some quotes from our readers:

“I anxiously await each new edition and read it from cover to cover. It is most interesting and I especially love the stories that are presented. Keep up the good work.”

– Olga Stefaniuk, Saskatoon

“Дякую Вам за редаґування журналу — цікавий і динамічний!”

-Богданна Мончак, Mонтреал

“Congratulations for producing an outstanding national journal for UCWLC membership and the Ukrainian community at large. There is much in ND that all spouses would benefit from reading–history, past and present, human interest stories, spiritual guidance, literature, poetry, and local news from across Canada. The layout, graphics and photography are very professional, comparable to most 21st century publications, without the annoying glut of commercialism.

Your sensibility and understanding of our relationship with Ukraine and current social issues in Canada provide important values for this generation. Presently, we are inundated by a flood of electronic devices that confuse our decisions in an ever growing secularization of society and often in conflict with the values of our Ukrainian Catholic faith.”

-Adam J. Kozak, Vancouver

“In fulfilment of a resolution of the IX UCWLC Congress in 1968, the National Executive, which by virtue of rotation was located in Toronto, began its intensive work on a project to commence, in the 25th anniversary of the organization, the publication of an official press organ of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada…..the objective of the magazine would be:  to preserve, strengthen, and disseminate the ideology of the UCWLC in our society;  to unite UCWLC members across Canada, and to increase among the members a feeling of unity in their dedication to common goals and shared responsibility for the future of the Ukrainian Catholic Church and Ukrainian society in this, our new homeland.  The magazine should facilitate the dissemination of community work , preserving the goals and prestige of the organization.  A name was selected for the publication, in two languages (Наша Дорога – Nasha Doroha). (….from the 30th Anniversary of the Journal Nasha Doroha (1999) – Vera Buczynsky

Purpose of Nasha Doroha Publication: (from Nasha Doroha Policy Paper – revised as of May, 2006 in Toronto, Ontario)

  1. To reflect the ideology of the UCWLC and promote its fundamental aims
  2. To inform members of activities at the Eparchial and Branch levels
  3. To inform members of UCWLC work nationally and internationally
  4. To help develop members into good Christian citizens;  into women who live their Christian faith and their Ukrainian heritage

In its 40-year history a great deal has happened, both in the world and between the pages of Nasha Doroha. Below are links to some Nasha Doroha history and milestones.

  1. Nasha Doroha – the Beginning
  2. First Editor of Nasha Doroha
  3. 30th Anniversary of Journal Nasha Doroha (1999)
  4. Vera Buchinsky’s Silver Jubilee as editor of Nasha Doroha
  5. Nasha Doroha – Post 1998
  6. More Post 1998 Updates
  7. MMOR Campaign
  8. Nasha Doroha on UCWLC Website
  9. Nasha Doroha Policy Paper
  10. Current Guidelines

GRATITUDE

GRATITUDE FOR THE PAST TURNS WHAT WE HAVE TODAY INTO A GOLDEN AND PEACEFUL VISION FOR TOMORROW. IT UNLOCKS NEGATIVITY AND ALLOWS IT TO DISSIPATE. GRATITUDE INSTILLS HAPPINESS AND PASSION IN AN OPEN HEART.