Kudryk, Vasyl

Kudryk, Vasyl [Кудрик, Василь], b 13 October 1880 in Tsebriv, Ternopil county, Galicia, d 7 October 1963 in Winnipeg. Educator, author, journalist, and priest. Kudryk immigrated to Canada in 1903 and settled near Tolstoi, Manitoba. He taught in several Ukrainian rural school districts. His short stories and articles appeared in the Ukrainian press, while his poetry came out in a separate collection—Vesna (Spring, 1911). As editor of Ukraïns’kyi holos from 1910 to 1921, he played a prominent role in founding the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church of Canada. In 1923 he was ordained, and he then served as a priest in Alberta and Saskatchewan. From 1941 to 1954 he edited Visnyk (Winnipeg), the official semimonthly of the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church of Canada. His publications include a number of polemical works such as Chuzha ruka (The Foreign Hand, 1935) and Malovidome z istoriï uniiats’koï tserkvy (Little-Known Facts from the History of the Uniate Church, 4 vols, 1952–6).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]

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