Thursday, October 13, 2011

Richmond pastor goes National

National Catholic Register interviews Father Edward Evanko

Dormition of the Mother of God pastor Father Edward Danylo Evanko is featured in a long Q&A in the National Catholic Register, the oldest Catholic newspaper in the U.S.

In the interview, the actor-turned-priest-turned-priest/actor talks about growing up in Winnipeg, working on Broadway and Los Angeles, falling in love with Holy Rosary Cathedral, studying for the priesthood in Rome, and his one-man shows.

Father Evanko also discusses the subtleties that make the Roman Catholic Church and Ukrainian Catholic Church different, but still in communion.

"Theologically we are identical," he says. "Your Mass and our Divine Liturgy: exactly the same things happen, maybe at different times, maybe with slightly different verbiage. But our Divine Liturgy is the liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, who was a bishop of Constantinople, and there is a different emphasis on, how can I put it — what you call the sacraments, we call the mysteries. It’s not better or worse. More emphasis on the inexplicables of what we believe in."

Another full story on Father Evanko is available at The B.C. Catholic.

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