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NorthJersey.com: Clifton service honors victims of Ukraine's Great Famine

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Nov. 26, 2012 09:52
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People light candles during a ceremony to commemorate victims of the 1932-33 Great Famine in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Church bells tolled, candles flickered and national flags, adorned with black ribbons, flew in the Ukrainian capital Kiev on Saturday as the country marked the anniversary of the start of a Soviet-era famine that killed millions.
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CLIFTON — Men, women and children from Passaic and Bergen counties gathered Sunday to chant a requiem prayer and toll a bell for the millions of lives lost during the Great Famine of the Ukraine nearly 80 years ago.

The somber service was held outside Holy Ascension Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Broad Street and was attended by more than 80 people who stood in the cold as three priests led prayer in front of a stone monument that honors the victims.

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