Professor Petro Babej, 95, a retired cantor/ choir director in Peekskill, N, died on June 25. He was born in Krajnja Býstra, Šaryš county to Petro and Marija (Vašuta) Babej. He attended the Cantor-Teacher Institute in Prešov and came to America in 1924. In 1933 he married Margaret Duda, who died in 1956. He served as cantor at St. John's Greek Catholic Church, Barnesboro, Pa. And SS. Peter & Paul Greek Catholic Church, Peekskill. Vichnaja jemu pamjat'!
Bishop Michael Dudick of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic (and a C-RS member!) recently clelbrated his 50th anniversary of ordination to the Holy Priesthood. He was honored at a diocesan banquet, and a seminar was sposored on June 26 for the occasion at the New York Public Library's Slavic and Baltic Division. Professors Richard Renoff and Robert Karlowich spoke on the contents of the Episcopal and Heritage Museum Libraries, as well as the microfilms (newspapers, jubilee books, language books, etc.) recently completed of various print materials there. C-RS member Bogdan Horbal spoke about the contents of the 42 microfilmed language books compiled for Carpatho-Rusyns. C-RS also sends its best wishes and congrats to Bishop Michael - truly a "dobryj Rusyn". Mnohaja lita, Vladýko!
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