Thursday, 20 December 2018

2018 Christmas Meeting in Saskatoon

Girls sang, and Mae Popoff eating with college students.
Mae Popoff reports 57 attended the Doukhobor Society of Saskatoon Christmas program and potluck lunch on December 16. David Meakin came with his young children and Grandma Polly Meakin; and John Atamanenko and Joe Kasahoff. During the potluck lunch I sat with 2 students attending the University of SK — Ryan Dutchak (above right), working on a masters degree about Doukhobors, and freshman Austin Sherstobitoff. Visiting was amazing! More on Facebook.

Guests: Linda Osachoff, Canora; John Atamanenko, Saskatoon; and Fred Konkin, Pelly.

Message to Christmas sobranie at Saskatoon Doukhobor Home 
December 16, 2018

From: Koozma J. Tarasoff of Ottawa, Ontario

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Spirit,

Christmas is a not only a time of praying, singing, eating and celebrating,
but a time to reflect on the gems of wisdom of the season.
It is a time to look at our values at home and abroad.

Let's recall the universal human value of
‘Doing unto others what we wish to be done unto us’.
For Doukhobors who believe in the Spirit Within,
this translates into love, compassion, beauty, and truth.

Because there is an element of god within us,
we proclaim to the world that it is wrong
to kill another human being.
It is wrong to demonize other people because of their colour or their country.

We need to tell our government that love and friendship are guideposts for our survival.
It is wrong to poke our noses into other people's business:

Let’s get out of NATO.
Let’s stop sending military aid to other countries.
Yes, let’s bring our troops home.

That my friends is the message for Christmas 2018 and beyond.

Best wishes from a fellow Spirit Wrestler,

Koozma J. Tarasoff

See the DSS 2017 Christmas video Мы Окончили Собрание / We've Concluded Our Assembly