St Andrew’s Ukraine cemetery

St Andrews Ulraine Cemetery is located in S Bound Brook right on the Raritan river. The ornate church the church was erected as a monument to those Ukrainians who died in the quest for liberty and national independence for their homeland – and especially to the 7 million victims of Stalin’s planned annihilation of the Ukrainian nation, the Great Famine of 1932-33. It is the only monument dedicated to these victims. “The memorial church is a very modest cross on the graves of the millions of victims of the Great Famine – the graves that were plowed under by the enemy.” These were the words of Archbishop Mstyslav of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on October 10, 1965, the day of the dedication of St. Andrew’s Memorial Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

It is the only monument dedicated to these victims. On St. Thomas Sunday, or “Providna Nedilia,” thousands gather at the center to honor the dead.

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Katrina Chestuch on January 11, 2018 at 6:07 PM

    Does anyone know how many acres this Ukrainian cemetery is? I was wondering if it is indeed the largest Uki burial place in the States?!


    • Posted by cacordaro on March 14, 2018 at 12:10 AM

      According to the cemetery history it is 15 acres. However, in speaking with cemetery staff last summer they are now opening up a new section of the cemetery on the other side of the highway. Which was originally supposed to be part of this cemetery but then became a different town, causing issues when the highway was built. Source:


  2. My grandfather Kozak Petro Babak is buried here.


  3. Posted by Lisa Friedrich on October 9, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    My beloved grandparents Anna and Peter are burried there with my uncle Stevie. I love them and miss them with all my heart.


  4. Posted by Oksana Baltarowich on July 2, 2011 at 8:16 PM

    Do you have a map of the graves and plots?


  5. Posted by Joanna on April 25, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Hello, can you please tell me when you have the gravestones
    blessed. (St. Thomas Sunday) and the wonderful bazaar.


  6. Actually I was really trying to find one of the tombstone makers in that area. Stumbling onto this site & seeing the church & especially the tombstone of the “Cossack”, brought back many, many, memories. I just want to say Thank you.


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