Eryna Honchar, 24, demonstrates how she paints intricate Ukrainian Easter eggs during a sale at St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Carnegie.
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Eryna Honchar, 24, demonstrates how she paints intricate Ukrainian Easter eggs during a sale at St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Carnegie.

Art of an Easter tradition: Ukrainian orphan learned customs of her homeland when she came to Carnegie

For Eryna Honchar, learning the ancient Ukrainian tradition of pysanky was about more than coloring Easter eggs.

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    Local Catholics remember two popes fondly

    Many are preparing for a major celebration next Sunday, when Pope Francis presides at the canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII.


     

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