Glory to Jesus Christ!
Glory for ever!
Слава Ісусу Христу!
Слава на віки!
How do we as Ukrainian Catholics respond to those who are faced with the age-old questions of life and death? How do we remain faithful to the teaching of the Church, and at the same time journey with those in the midst of suffering and loneliness?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Pascha to Pascha: We are Easter People - Let Us Beam With Festive Joy
On January 25, 2007, he was appointed Bishop of the Eparchy of Edmonton and was enthroned on March 24, 2007 at St. Basil Church in Edmonton.
To lead all people into a continual deepening personal relationship with Jesus Christ, in and through His Church: By knowing God, loving God and serving God.
Eparchial NewsEvents from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC
Invitation to the Catholic Festival of the Mother of God on September 24th, 2017 at Glamorgan park in Calgary.
Glory be to Jesus Christ! Dear Brother and Sisters in Christ, St Stephen Ukrainian Catholic church and St Basil's Melkite Catholic church are putting on the Catholic Festival Of The Mother Of God on September 24th, 2017 at Glamorgan park in Calgary. Liturgy with...read more
Date of Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-Elect Andriy Rabiy Announced Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia is pleased to announce that our newly nominated Auxiliary Bishop Andriy Rabiy will be ordained by His...read more
You are Cordially Invited to a Feast of Faith: Sept 16 & 17, 2017 Praznyk-Feast of the Monastic Skete of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross
Saturday Evening, September 16th at Holy Dormition Church in Myrnam, AB: 5:30 pm - Great Vespers with Litiya & Festal Matins Vigil - Solemn Exaltation of the Precious and Life-creating Cross & Myrovannya - First Hour - Refreshments & Fellowship Sunday...read more
St. Michael’s Cemetery, located in northeast Edmonton, is seeking a: Cemetery Caretaker Cemetery Caretaker is responsible for day to day maintenance and upkeep of our 44 acre cemetery in Northeast Edmonton. Responsibilities include preparing graves for interments,...read more
UPCOMING EVENTS The Office for Evangelization and Catechesis, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, has prepared resources for celebrating Catechetical Sunday, October 1. The major theme is Missionary Disciples in the Vineyard of the Lord which is divided into four...read more
By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Eighteen children, assisted by six camp helpers enjoyed four days of “Pioneer Life,” the theme of the 2017 New Kiew children’s camp. Little hands and curious minds were well-occupied...read more
By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton On June 7, 2017, approximately 200 guests gathered at Verkhovina Hall to “celebrate God’s Goodness.” Highlighted at the 8th Annual Bishop’s Prayer Breakfast were several momentous...read more
Olga Motiuk April 24, 1929 – July 18, 2017 On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Olga Motiuk of Lavoy, Alberta passed away peacefully at the age of 88 years. Olga is survived by her loving family, husband John of 67 years of marriage; children Joyce, Marian Wengreniuk,...read more
Women and Children Fleeing Abuse will Enjoy a Better Experience: Sherwood Park Faith Community Encouraged to Support Expansion of A Safe Place
By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton As a result of a No Room In the Inn (NRII) campaign, a 33-year-old Sherwood Park shelter for abused women and children is providing a better experience to those in need. “A Safe...read more
Mundare Praznyk and Pilgrimage Marks Several Key Anniversaries: Tributes to Basilians, SSMI and Canada 150
By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton The sun shone down on the Mundare Grotto on Sunday, June 25, 2017, and the celebrations being held within the shelter of the surrounding canopy of trees. It was a beautiful day for...read more
Bishop David: Created in the Image and Likeness of God, A Ukrainian Catholic Response to “Medical Assistance in Dying”
Pastoral Letter to the Ukrainian Catholic Faithful Image and Likeness of God – A Ukrainian Catholic Response to “Medical Assistance in Dying” Слава Ісусу Христу! Glory be to Jesus Christ! Dear Faithful, In publishing a Pastoral Letter, entitled Created in the...read more
UPCOMING EVENTS The Catholic Bishops of Canada, upon a proposal by the bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, will consecrate Canada to the Mother of God on Saturday, July 1, or on the day following, marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Bishop...read more
By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton In Perpetual Motion If you have ever met Father Julian you will know that he has two especially outstanding and endearing characteristics – his infectious, warm and joyful smile and...read more
“The whole world recognized him as a spiritual giant of our church” – Bishop David Motiuk By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton On Monday, June 5, 2017, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC, in Canada known as the...read more
Here is the link to the Youtube channel that will broadcast VESPERS and Bishop Venedykt's installation LIVE NOW 12.48pm ET: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH_bQnQEhOI&sns=em The schedule of services: Enthronement Service of the Most Reverend Benedict...read more
Akathist to the Mother of God CDs make a nice gift for family, friends, fellow parishioners or for those who are home bound. Cost: 1-4 copies - $15 5-20 copes - $10 20+ copies - $ 8 To make your order please visit the Pastoral Office or call 780-424-5496. [playlist...read more
Bishop David Motiuk Elementary-Junior High opens doors for a sneak peek. The halls are quiet at the new Bishop David Motiuk School in Lewis Estates, but they won't be for long:...read more
Father Andrij Nykyforuk was ordinated to the Holy Priesthood on Saturday, May 27, 2017. The Divine Liturgy with the Rite of Ordination took place at 10:00 AM at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral. Axios! [gallery size="medium"...read more
Liturgical PropersDivine Liturgy and Vespers Texts
August 20, 2017 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 2; Post-feast of the Dormition; Holy Prophet Samuel
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 2 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. Come, let us adore God the Word, Who was born of the Father before all ages, and was incarnate of the Virgin Mary;...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Blessed is the man… is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! O what a wonder! The Source of Life is placed in a tomb; the grave becomes a ladder to heaven. Rejoice, Gethsemane, holy chamber...
August 13, 2017 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 1; Leave-taking of the Feast of the Holy Transfiguration; Venerable Father Maximus the Confessor (662)
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. Accept our evening prayer, O holy Lord, and grant us forgiveness of sins, for You alone manifested the...
August 5, 2017 The Fore-feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ; Commemoration of the Consecration of the Holy Resurrection Patriarchal Sobor; Holy Martyr Eusignius (360-63)
GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 If You mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?* But with You forgiveness is that You may be revered. Come, let us go up with Jesus as He ascends the holy mountain; there we shall hear the voice of the living God: the Father Who is...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma “Blessed is the man…” is sung only if the feast falls on a Sunday or Monday At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! O Lord, when You were transfigured before being crucified, Mount Tabor was made to...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! Because of your spiritual inheritance you were named Panteleimon. By lovingly caring for the souls of all men and...
July 30, 2017 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 7; Holy Apostles Silas and Silvanus and those with them
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 7 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. Come, let us rejoice in the Lord, Who destroyed the power of death and enlightened the human race; and let us cry...
July 23, 2017 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 6; Holy Holy Martyrs Trophimus, Theophilus and those with them (284-305); Miracle of the Pochaiv Icon of the Mother of God against the Invaders (1675)
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. O Christ, You won the victory over Hades, You ascended the Cross so that You might raise up with Yourself all...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is taken. At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! O all-compassionate Word, You carried Elias the Tishbite away from the earth in a chariot of fire. Through his...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 5 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. With Your precious Cross, O Christ, You have put the Devil to shame. With Your Resurrection You have deadened the...