Family Matters - Growing Holy Families in the 21st Century

Pope Francis has asked that the whole Church take time to reflect on family life: What is God’s will for families? How do we live a life of Holiness? What is the meaning of the Sacrament of Marriage? etc. To help renew our marriages and family life the Edmonton Eparchy has devoted a new section on the website: Family Matters – Growing Holy Families in the 21st Century.

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New Particular Law for the Ukrainian Catholic Church

Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk promulgated the new Particular Law for the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on April 7, 2015. Both the English and Ukrainian texts are now available for reading and study.

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Becoming a More Welcoming Parish: Letter on the Survey Results

Thank you to all who responded to the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton’s “Becoming a More Welcoming Parish” survey. The Eparchial Pastoral Council and I have compiled the results and will be using them as a foundation for engaging our Ukrainian Catholic community in the process of renewal, as addressed in the 25 Year Pastoral Plan (the Plan). We will also be sharing results pertinent to each parish with the respective parish pastors and councils to help each parish to build on its strengths and grow into an even more welcoming parish.

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The Shroud of Turin an Official Replica

The Shroud of Turin Solemn Exposition of an Official Replica Authorized by the Archdiocese of Turin, Italy

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Restoration of the Liturgical Practice of the KISS OF PEACE (ENG/UKR)

The Kiss of Peace is an expression of reconciliation and unity between the people present at a liturgical assembly. It originates with the widespread custom, in the ancient Western Mediterranean world, of people greeting each other with a kiss on the cheek. This was the custom in ancient Judea and was also practiced by Christians.

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25 Year Pastoral Plan

Over the past several years, the Eparchial Pastoral Council has embarked upon an ambitious endeavour in discerning and preparing a 25 Year Pastoral Plan for the Eparchy of Edmonton.

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Becoming A More Welcoming Parish

I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matthew 25:35) The Ukrainian Catholic Church throughout Alberta has embarked upon an exciting and courageous 25 Year Pastoral Plan, entitled Evangelization: A New Springtime.

Home of Hope Project

The Edmonton Eparchy in partnership with the Bridge of Hope has embarked on a charitable project entitled “Home of Hope”. It is a sanctuary and support for teenage girls, who no longer qualify for Ukrainian Government protection services, and need a safe place to work on their education and career.

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From Pascha to Pascha: We are Easter People - Let Us Beam With Festive Joy

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Liturgical Calendar

April 26, 2017
  • The Holy Priest-Martyr Basil, Bishop of Amasia (c. 322); Acts 4:13-22; John 5:17-24

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Simple Calendar

April 28, 2017
  • Social Mission Weekend
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: April 30, 2017 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Camp Oselia


    Description:

    April 28-30 at Camp Oselia
    This will be a jam-packed weekend!
    Learn about the subjects of Humanitarian Aide, Emergency Relief, Ethical consumption, the environment, the situation in Ukraine, The Welcome Home Mission in Winnipeg, and the work being done through Development and Peace supporting people in the Global South to take control of their own destiny.
    Participants will leave with practical ideas for doing work in these areas, educating others about these issues, and with contacts and materials to lead social justice workshops in their own parishes.
    COST: $70.00 Register April 21, 780-424-5496 or education [at] edmontoneparchy [dot] com

  • GriefShare
    Starts: 12:30 am
    Ends: April 28, 2017 - 2:30 am


    Description:

    Grief recovery support group
    An 11 week program for those searching for support in their grief at the loss of a loved one will be held at the Edmonton Eparchy Pastoral Centre, 9645 – 108 Ave, March 16 – June 1. The sessions will run from 6:30 – 8:30 pm., Thursday evenings. Each session will include a video and group discussion. Our goal will be to build community with others who have experienced loss, gain a better understanding of what we are experiencing, and give and receive support and encouragement while journeying through mourning. A GriefShare workbook will be provided for note taking, journaling and grief study. Cost: $25.00 to cover materials. For further information, or to register email education [at] edmontoneparchy [dot] com or call 780 – 424-5496.

May 1, 2017
  • “Faith Family and Friends” Parents Group
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: May 1, 2017 - 5:00 pm


    Description:

    The “Faith Family and Friends” Parents group which is run through the Edmonton Eparchy is looking to welcome new members. This group focusses on helping parents grow in their own faith, while at the same time sharing parenting ideas and friendship over a cup of coffee. We meet the 1st Monday and 3rd Friday of each month 9:00 am -11:00 am at St. Nicholas Church, 9507 Austin O’Brien Rd. Childcare is provided. Call Bernie at 780-424-5496 or email education [at] edmontoneparchy [dot] com for more details.

Eparchial News

Events from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC

New Bishop for the Eparchy of St. Nicholas in Chicago

Source: St. Nicholas Eparchy of Chicago The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Nicholas in Chicago for the Ukrainians (United States of America) His Grace Venedykt (Aleksiychuk, M.S.U.), transferring him from the titular see of Germaniciana...

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Bishop David’s Paschal Message 2017 (ENG/UKR)

Celebrating the Resurrection of Our Lord Playing “Hide and Seek” with God             Today, we celebrate the glorious feast of the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.             Today, we sing a hymn of victory, for in our Lord’s Passover from death to life,...

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Social Mission Weekend

April 28-30 at Camp Oselia This will be a jam-packed weekend! Learn about the subjects of Humanitarian Aide, Emergency Relief, Ethical consumption, the environment, the situation in Ukraine, The Welcome Home Mission in Winnipeg, and the work being done through...

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Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy and Vespers Texts

April 17, 2017 Bright Monday

After the priest has exclaimed, Blessed be the Kingdom… and the people have responded, Amen, the clergy sing the Paschal Troparion once and the people repeat it. Then, the clergy sing the first half, and the people conclude it. Paschal Troparion Christ is risen from...

Lazarus Saturday, April 8, 2017

DIVINE LITURGY Troparia and Kontakia Troparion, Tone1: Assuring us before Your Passion of the general resurrection,* You raised Lazarus from the dead, o Christ God:* and so, like the children we also carry signs of victory* and cry to You, the conqueror of death:*...

April 2, 2017 Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast; Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt; Octoechos Tone 5; Our Venerable Father Titus the Wonderworker; Passing into Eternal Life (1959) of Blessed Mykola (Nicholas) Charnetsky, Exarch of Volhynia and Confessor

The biography of this wonderful saint was written by St. Sophronius, the Patriarch of Jerusalem. Once, during the Honorable Fast [Lenten Season], a certain priest-monk (Heiromonk), the Elder Zosimus, withdrew into the wilderness beyond the Jordan, a twenty-day trek....