The On-Going Priestly Journey of Edward Danylo Evanko

Priest, Singer, Actor, Labourer in the Vine-yard of Our Lord, Jesus Christ





Blessed Nykyta Poster

Fr. Edward will be presenting BLESSED NYKYTA in various centres in Canada and elsewhere. Look for details in the Schedule Page.





Edward Danylo Evanko, was ordained to the priesthood in the Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church on August 6th, 2005. In addition to being a parish priest, he has discovered what he terms his ‘call within a call’. This second call was to deepen people’s faith, to encourage others to enter the religious life, and to present evidence of extreme heroism in the service of others.

His presentations in the form of one-man plays depicting the life of a selfless missionary to the lepers (DAMIEN), and of the horrific sufferings of survivors of the Genocide in Ukraine of 1932-1933 (HOLODOMOR: MURDER BY STARVATION), and a life of dedication to building our Eastern Catholic Church in Canada, and finally martyrdom (BLESSED NYKYTA: BISHOP AND MARTYR) have engrossed and enlightened audiences in many countries. He has been able to combine the skills and talents honed in his decades as an actor and singer with his more recently acquired knowledge of theology and liturgy and offer the fruits of this second call to people who seem to hunger for it.

His 4th and 5th one-man plays present, in word and song, the lives of Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska, co-foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate and Saint Eugene de Mazenod, founder of the Order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.






by Aldyth Morris

The words of Fr. Damien in the play by Aldyth Morris, reverberate with a special resonance for Edward Evanko.

A man enters the religious life in answer to a “call”. Later if he’s lucky, he receives a “call within a call”, he finds the niche that he was meant to fill.

Fr. Edward


Poster Downloads

Download: BISHOP C. SEGHERS Poster for Print

Download: BISHOP C SEGHERS Poster for Web/Email

Download: SAINT EUGENE MAZENOD Poster for Print

Download: SAINT EUGENE MAZENOD Poster for Web/Email