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The Roman Catholic Church in The Bahamas is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope. The diocese was elevated to a full diocese, as the diocese of Nassau in June 1960. On June 22nd, 1999, the diocese was again elevated as the new Archdiocese of Nassau.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Priest takes Damien's story of love to the stage in The Bahamas

Fr Edward Evanko, a 68-year-old Ukrainian Catholic priest from Manitoba, who until recently was a Broadway actor and singer, has been performing a one-man play around  Canada, Rome, London, the USA and Australia. He portrays the Molokai hero (Fr. Damien, now known as Saint damien) in a one-man play called Damien.
"Damien's compassion for the lepers led him to spend sixteen years in the "living graveyard that was Molokai," where he died at the age of forty-nine in service to people suffering from the terrible disease of leprosy".

Wearing only a black cassock and a sash, with only an old chair, Fr Evanko always performs the play in a Church and not a hall. As a one-man show he plays the characters of Fr. Damien, Damien's brother, his father, his mother, the rector of the seminary where Damien studied, a bishop and official from the board of health.

The One-Man Play will be performed during the following dates and times:
  • On Long Island Bahamas, Thursday Nov 19, 2009 (check with your Parish Priest for location and times.
  • At St Joseph's Church, Nassau Bahamas on Friday Nov 20 and Saturday Nov 21 @ 7pm.
Admission fee is only $5.00

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