Glory to Jesus Christ!
Glory for ever!
Слава Ісусу Христу!
Слава на віки!
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
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
The retreat was scheduled to take place on June 17, 2017 at Holy Cross Parish. Please stay tuned as the UCWLC hopes to reschedule the event for the fall.read more
Acolyte Camp: (August 7-12th, 2017) All active Acolytes, and boys of the Eparchy of Edmonton (7 years and older) or those wishing to become active Acolytes are invited to attend at Camp St. Basil on Pigeon Lake. Acolytes (Altar Boys) serve an integral part in our...read more
UPCOMING EVENTS The Annual “Aid to the Missionary Church in the World” collection is taken up throughout the Eparchy of Edmonton on Pentecost Sunday.Christ died for our sins on the life-giving wood of the Cross. His message of love, mercy and forgiveness is needed...read more
Kyiv, Ukraine – On May 31, 2017, at 18:30 after a serious illness His Beatitude Lubomyr (Husar), Archbishop Emeritus of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Church died at the age of 85. January 26, 2001 – February 10, 2011 he served as a Major Archbishop of the...read more
Camp St. Basil welcomes children aged 7 to 14 years old to their annual children's summer camp at Pigeon Lake, running from July 2 to 15. This year's theme is: "The Communion of Saints", with an emphasis on St. Basil and St. Josaphat in view of the 400th anniversary...read more
Bishop David Visits St. Martin Elementary School for Spring Festival and Anniversary Celebration (ENG/UKR)
Spring Festivities and ‘Haivky’ at St. Martin Elementary School On May 19, 2017, the St. Martin community of students, teachers, assistants and guests came together on the school yard to celebrate the beginning of spring through our Ukrainian traditional ceremony of...read more
A Vidpust with Special Meaning: The nation’s consecration to the Theotokos and commemorating 150, 125 and 400 triumphant years
By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton 2017: 150/125 years of triumphs – a time to consecrate Canada to the Theotokos This year – 2017 – is special for Canadians of all backgrounds. It is the 150th anniversary of Canada...read more
The Most Studied Artifact in Christendom Discover the facts about this amazing cloth St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church 10825 - 97 Street, Edmonton Date & Time Sunday, May 21, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Date & Time Sunday, May 28, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m....read more
As we celebrate Mother’s Day, I'd like to come back to a theme that Pope Francis often refers to: “Church as mother.” Pope Francis says, “I like this image a lot, as it seems to me that it tells us not only how the Church is, but also shows us...read more
Hey, Kids! Want to spend some of your summer at the COAST? Check out the Camp Oselia Academy for Superhero Training July 9 to August 4, 2017 The world is in serious need of strong spiritual heroes and we need YOU! So, we’re offering several levels of training to help...read more
Diverse practices for diverse cultures: North American Ukrainian Catholic Bishops discuss application of Ukrainian Catholic Particular Law in Canada and the United States
By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Early Christians ensured that the needs of the faithful in diverse cultures were met. Today, too, the Church is not “one size fits all.” The Particular Law of the Ukrainian Greek...read more
Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka The Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of Canada and USA held their annual meeting from May 2nd thru May 4th, 2017 in the Library Building of the Ukrainian Catholic Basilian Fathers at St. Josaphat Monastery located in Glen...read more
An activity-based, age-appropriate retreat for all females, 6 years old through to adulthood (i.e. mothers, daughters, daughters-in-law, grandmothers, granddaughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, etc.) Saturday, June 17, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Exaltation of the Holy...read more
10th Annual Alberta March for Life reminds Albertans about importance of human life, beginning to end "We march," Edmonton Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy's Bishop David said, 'to remind ourselves, and others, of the...read more
May 11, 2017 City Hall, Edmonton by Bishop David Motiuk Eparchy of Edmonton This year’s 10th Annual March for Life falls within the Easter Season. Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! We gather here today in the name of the Risen Lord...read more
You are invited to celebrate Bishop David's 10 year anniversary with the Edmonton Eparchy. Sunday June 11 at 3:00PM. St. Josaphat Parish Hall - 9637-108 Ave, Edmonton AB Free Admission Organized by Ukrainian Catholic Council of Edmonton (Centralia) [gview...read more
About Mission Days: Through our active participation in the spiritual e orts of these ten Mis- sion Days, once again we are called upon to discover and understand anew that our parish communities and families (domestic churches) are missionary in nature. Such...read more
Planting the Seeds of Change: Ukrainian Catholic Children’s Camp Oselia takes on a new environmental stewardship focus with C.O.R.E.
By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Renewed Direction “We’re taking a renewed direction at Camp Oselia,” says Damian Rudiak, Camp Director. “We have fully embraced Pope Francis’ encyclical message Laudato Si (Praise Be...read more
Liturgical PropersDivine Liturgy and Vespers Texts
June 14, 2017admin 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...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma “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! When John was born, the silence of Zechariah was broken. For when the Voice appeared, it was not proper that his father remain...
GREAT VESPERS Kathsima “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 8 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. O Christ, during this spiritual service, we sing to You these evening prayers, commemorating the mercy You have shown us...
GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. Behold, we celebrate today the Feast of Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit, the fulfilment of the promise and the realization of hope. How wonderful and...
May 26, 2017 Post-feast of the Ascension; Third Finding of the Precious Head of the Holy, Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John; The Holy Apostle Carpus, One of the Seventy Disciples
GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 2 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! Ascending to heaven, from where You came, do not leave us as orphans, Lord. Let Your Spirit come, bringing peace to the world; show the children of mankind the works...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma “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 those who...
GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. The Lord ascended into heaven to send the Comforter into this world. The heavens prepared His throne and the clouds were His ladder; the angels marvelled at the...
May 21, 2017 Sixth Sunday of Pascha: Sunday of the Man Born Blind; Holy Great Rulers Constantine (337) and Helen (330), Equals-to-the-Apostles
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man” is taken. 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...
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! By Your death, O Christ, You destroyed the dominion of death; by Your glorious rising, You gave life to mankind! You raised the...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma 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! The middle of the fifty days has come, beginning with the Saviour’s Resurrection, and sealed by the holy Pentecost. The first and...