Sounds of Hope: Local churches honor Ukrainian Christmas traditions

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Cover Design Credit:

Scott Southwick

Cover Photography Credit:

Mikhail Tikhonov
The Ukrainian holiday traditions of holy suppers and sacred songs find a home in multiple local congregations this Christmas season.





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