August 29, 2011
THE B.C. CATHOLIC
VANCOUVER — You don't have to be a Broadway actor to be a good priest, says Father Edward Danylo Evanko, pastor of the Dormition of Our Mother of God Church in Richmond. "But," he adds, lapsing into a Manhattan Yiddish accent, "it wouldn't hoit."
Evanko was an actor on Broadway, as well as in Hollywood, in television and film, for over 30 years before a seemingly chance conversation at Vancouver's Holy Rosary Cathedral pointed him to the priesthood. Once a priest, he thought he had put acting behind him, but he was wrong.