Wroxton-Farms – Ss. Vladimir and Olga (closed)



Church of SS. Vladimir and Olga constructed 1909, 2’A miles north of Wroxton; R.M. 241.

WROXTON — The church of SS. Vladimir and Olga is the first church of the parish.

The church was constructed in 1909 on a hilly four acre site two and one-half miles north of Wroxton near Highway No. 8. It was reconstructed and renovated in 1949. Bishop Nicetas Budka made four parish visitations and blessed the church in 1913. Subsequent episcopal visitations were made by Archbishop Basil Ladyka in 1935 and Bishop Andrew Roborecki’in 1955. This parish, one of the few in the Eparchy, had the distinguished honour of hosting The Servant of God Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky who celebrated Divine Liturgy in the church on November 14, 1910. There were five vocations to the Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate from the parish: Sisters Rita, Vitalia, Serafyma, Emanuela and Apolonia.

The wooden cruciform structure, 48 x 28 feet, has small lateral projections forming an elongated cross which is 16 feet wide in each arm. Its original central dome was replaced by two small domes above the front towers. The church is oriented east-west with an east elevated main altar and a west choir loft which is entered from the nave. The main entrance is through a gabled adjoining porch-vestibule. The interior contains a vaulted ceiling, a wooden floor and pews which seat approx. 100 persons. Lighting is by candles and heating is by wood. The church was constructed for $1,800 through the voluntary labour of the parishioners, directed by the Semeniulc brothers, on the homestead of Iv. Lutsky (Lucky).

A mission cross near the church dates to 1937, The concrete single bell tower is a replica of one found in the village of Sukhostav, Ukraine, whence came some of the first settlers. Three and a half acres of the site are used for the parish cemetery.

Ukrainian settlers arrived in this area in 1896 from the Horodenka and Husiatyn counties. The founding members of the parish were: Rev. A. Delaere, CSSR, Dm. Wonitoway, Hnat. Dzubinski, V. Shwaga, M. Derbowka, Iliya Bahrey. M. Beck, On. Beck, Ya. Strutynski, N. Salyn, Fed. Swerhun, N. Barabash, N. Malayney, M. Perepeluk, P. Podollan, Iv. Tataryn, Prokip Lushney, On. Schab, Iv. Swerhun, N. Swerhun, Yu. Salyn, M. Salyn, Iv. Lucky, S. Lucky, Fed. Perepeluk, Yu. Bilyk, Hr. Derworiz, Harasym Hyshka, Petro Dubnyk, Iv. Antochow, Hnat. Kereliuk, N. Dubnyk, Iv. Tymchuk, M. Galay, Kyfa Fedoruk, Les Wintonyk, V. Zacharuk, Iv. Zacharuk, Petro Zypchyn, And. Yarosky, V. Minchuk, H. Ninowski, Marian Angelski, H. Metiash, H, Prystayko, H. Deneka, P. Mysko and Iv. Tataryn.

In 1941 there were 60 families with 100 children (Prop. Knyha). In 1961 there were 70 souls (Directory). Beginning in 1965, the parishioners registered in neighbouring parishes, particularly the Wroxton-village parish. Holy services in this church are held annually on the feastday of the church patron.

The Ukrainian Catholic parish ofSS. Vladimir and Olga, Wroxton, continues to remain under the pastoral charge of Melville.

Wroxton-Farms Ss. Vladimir and Olga Church

51°15’37.0″N 101°53’21.5″W

51.260267, -101.889311

Wroxton-Farms Ss. Vladimir and Olga Cemetery

51°15’39.7″N 101°53’24.2″W

51.261036, -101.890058

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Antonivka - Assumption of the BVM (closed)

Arran - St. John the Baptist

Arran-Vesna -Ss. Peter and Paul

Balcarres - Holy Eucharist (closed)

Bankend - Ascension of Our Lord (closed)

Beaver Dale - Assumption of the BVM

Beckenham -Transfiguration of Our Lord (closed)

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Bienfait - Ss. Peter and Paul

Biggar - Sacred Heart (closed)

Birmingham - St. Paraskevia (closed)

Blaine Lake - Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Bobulynci - Transfiguration of Our Lord (closed)

Bodnari - Ss. Peter and Paul

Borshchiv - Ss. Peter and Paul

Broadview - Assumption of the BVM

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Bruno - Assumption of the BVM (closed)

Bruno Farms - Holy Trinity (closed)

Buchach - Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

Buchanan - Descent of the Holy Ghost (closed)

Calder - Assumption of the BVM

Candiac - Descent of the Holy Ghost 

Canora - Ss. Peter and Paul

Carpenter - Ascension of Our Lord (closed)

Cecil - Holy Trinity

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Chekhiv - Descent of the Holy Ghost (closed)

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Dana - St. John the Baptist (closed)

Dobrowody - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Dnipro (Dnieper) - Transfiguration of Our Lord (closed)

Dysart - Holy Eucharist (closed)

Erwood - Blessed Virgin Mary of Succour (closed)

Estevan - Assumption of the BVM

Fenwood - Ss. Peter and Paul

Foam Lake - Holy Eucharist

Fosston - St. John the Baptist (closed)

Glen Elder - Danbury - Holy Eucharist (closed)

Glentworth - Assumption of the BVM

Goodeve Farms - Holy Trinity (closed)

Goodeve Town - St. Michael the Archangel 

Grenfell - Ss. Peter and Paul

Gronlid - St. Michael (closed)

Guernsey - Holy Eucharist (closed)

Hafford - Holy Eucharist

Havryliuke (Prud'homme) - Sacred Heart

Hazel Dell - Ss. Peter and Paul (closed)

High Tor - Sacred Heart (closed)

Hodgeville - Ss. Peter and Paul

Holar (Elfros) - St. Demetrius

Hryhoriv - St. Demetrius (closed)

Hubbard - Holy Spirit (closed)

Hubbard - Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Hudson Bay - Holy Eucharis t (closed & sold)

Humboldt- All Saints

Hyas Village - Descent of the Holy Spirit

Insinger Farms - Ss. Peter and Paul (closed)

Insinger - St. Nicholas

Invermay - Ss. Vladimir and Olga

Ituna - Sacred Heart

Janow Corners-Meath Park - Assumption of the BVM (closed)

Jaroslaw - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

Jasmin-Doroshi - Immaculate Conception (closed)

Jasmin - Ss. Peter and Paul (closed)

Jedburgh Village - Ss. Peter and Paul (closed)

Kamsack - St.Josaphat

Kelliher - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

Kelliher - St.Vladimir the Great

Kindersley - St.John the Baptist (closed)

Kipling - Presentation of the BVM (closed)

Kovalivka-Tiny - Transfigurartion of our Lord (closed)

Krasne - St. John Apostle the Theologian

Krydor - Sacred Heart

Kulykiv - Holy Eucharist (closed)

Kuroki - Ss. Peter and Paul

Kyziv-Tiaziv - St. Demetrius (closed)

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Lipton-Herzel - Dormition of BVM (closed)

Macdowall - Descent of the Holy Spirit (closed)

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Major - Patronage of the BVM (closed)

Mamornitz - Virgin of Sorrows Ruthenian Church (closed)

Maybridge - St. Nicholas (closed)

Meacham - Ascension (closed)

Meadow Lake - St. Catherine (closed & sold)

Melfort - Descent of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost)

Melville - St.George the Martyr

Model Farm - Patronage of the BVM

Montmartre - Ss. Peter and Paul

Moose Jaw - Assumption of the BVM

Nipawin Farms/Silver Pine - Ascension (closed)

Nipawin Town - All Saints

Nora - Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ (closed)

Norquay - Sacred Heart

Norquay Farms - Holy Trinity (closed)

North Battleford - All Saints

Olesha - Sacred Heart of Jesus (closed)

Ormside-Ss. Vladimir and Olga (closed)

Orolow - Descent of the Holy Spirit

Parkerview - St. Nicholas (closed)

Pelly-Holy Eucharist (closed)

Peterson - Descent of the Holy Spirit (closed)

Plain View - Descent of the Holy Spirit (closed)

Podillia - Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery - (No Church-closed)

Ponass Lake - St. Michael the Archangel (closed)

Porcupine Plain - Ss. Peter and Pau (closed & sold)

Preeceville - Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Prince Albert - St. George

Prud'homme - St. John the Theologian

Radisson - Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Rama - Saints Peter and Paul

Regina - St. Athanasius

Regina - St. Basil the Great

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Rosthern - SS. Peter and Paul

Rosthern Farms - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

Rosthern Farms-Adamivka - Descent of the Holy Spirit (closed)

Runnymede - Ss. Vladimir and Olga (closed)

Samburg - St. John the Baptist (closed)

Saskatoon - Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God

Saskatoon - Ss. Peter & Paul

Saskatoon - St. George's Cathedral

Saskatoon - St. Volodymyr Villa Chapel

Sheho Farms - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

Sheho Village - Christ the King

Shipman Rural - Ss. Peter and Paul (closed)

Sich - St. Michael's (closed)

Smuts/Prymove - St. John the Baptist

Sokal - Holy Trinity(closed)

Speers - Ss. Peter and Paul

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Wolverine - Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

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Wroxton-Village - Ss. Peter and Paul (closed)

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Yellow Creek - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (closed)

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