Christ is risen!
Truly, He is risen!
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
By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton “For more than 50 years, Eva Tomiuk has been making pysanky -- intricately decorated Ukrainian Easter eggs,” according to a Martha Stewart Living television article. “Eva learned...read more
This is a nine-week summer position, 30 hours per week for a post-secondary student. The successful applicant will work closely with the Religious Educational Team, cataloguing material for educational purposes, gathering, organizing and creating materials for child,...read more
Organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Edmonton Branch. Concelebrated by Ukrainian Catholic and Ukrainian Orthodox clergy.read more
By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinatior, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton; with files from Kathryn Cymbaliuk, online website created by Bohdan Hrynyshyn, and excerpts from UCWLC: BUILDERS OF HOME, FAITH AND COMMUNITY (Lena Sloboda, HLM, 2016) On November...read more
Reminder that Dormition Parish is hosting an Iconography Workshop. Anyone interested in learning how to write an icon please register with the organizers. AGE: Age 16 and over DESCRIPTION: Instructor: Fr. Bohdan Nahachewsky All levels are welcome. This is a wonderful...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
Long awaited ad limina visit made in April By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton “We played a game of soccer,” Bishop David Motiuk of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton told Vatican Radio’s Christopher Wells in...read more
BA 17/125 ENG EASTER PASTORAL LETTER OF HIS BEATITUDE SVIATOSLAV Most Reverend Archbishops and Bishops, Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers, Venerable Brothers and Sisters in Monastic and Religious Life, Dearly Beloved Laity in Christ of the Ukrainian...read more
SAT. APRIL 8: ALL-DAY CONFESSIONS AND HOLY ANOINTING St. Josaphat Cathedral 10825 - 97th St Saturday, April 8, Lazarus Saturday, the church will be open from 9 AM to 6 PM for confessions. Liturgy and Holy Anointing for healing at 9:30...read more
Sunday, May 7, 2017 @ 7PM St. Josaphat Cathedral 10825-97 St Admission by donation supporting wounded soldiers in Ukraine. For more information contact: Luba Boyko-Bell @ 780-469-4890 www.umsacanada.comread more
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...read more
Having the Courage to be a Man of Faith Men of every age are invited to attend this worthwhile and inspiring event! Mark your calendar: Nov. 17, - Nov. 18, 2017 Location: Providence Renewal Centre 3005 - 119 St. NW Cost: $50.00 - commute, $100.00 live in. Includes...read more
Father Deacon Andrij Nykyforuk's ordination to the Holy Priesthood will be on Saturday, May 27, 2017. The Divine Liturgy with the Rite of Ordination will take place at 10:00 AM at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral (10825 97 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta). All...read more
UPCOMING EVENTS During Great Lent, the Eparchy of Edmonton conducts its annual collection for “Aid to the Missionary Church in Canada.” The purpose of this collection is to support the needs of the Church in Canada. Three charitable institutions are the recipients of...read more
By Carol Glatz • Catholic News Service • Posted March 28, 2017 VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- "That's your bishop!" a woman shouted to Seamus McKelvey of Winnipeg, Manitoba, as he leaned in for an impromptu picture with three prelates posing for a professional portrait with...read more
Source: en.radiovaticana.va (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met this week with the members of the Assembly of Western Catholic Bishops (AWCB) of Canada, who are in Rome for their regular ad limina visits. Ukrainian Catholic Bishops David Motiuk, of the Eparchy of...read more
Liturgical PropersDivine Liturgy and Vespers Texts
3rd Sunday of Pascha: Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women; Holy Apostle James, Brother of Saint John the Theologian (c. 44)
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading: “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 2 10. Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. Come, let us worship the Word of God begotten of the Father before all ages, And incarnate of the Virgin...
April 23, 2017 2nd Sunday of Pascha: Thomas Sunday; Holy and Glorious Great-Martyr, Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George
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. The doors being shut and the disciples assembled, You appeared to them as almighty, Jesus, our God. You stood in...
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...
PASCHAL MATINS The clergy, fully vested as for Divine Liturgy in bright vestments, come before the altar in the usual order and all together they make a bow. A light is struck within the Altar, the First Priest lights the Paschal Trikirion and gives the light to all...
Vespers with the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! Accept our evening prayers, O holy Lord, and grant us the remission of our sins, for You alone have revealed to the world the...
Vespers with the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great There is no kathisma reading At Psalm 140 In Tone 2 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. The Jewish Council gathers to deliver to Pilate the Author and Creator of all. O what...
This is the authentic feast of Christ the King. On Palm Sunday, Jerusalem received Jesus Christ as the Messianic King. Even in the temple itself, the children cried out the royal acclamation “Hosanna,” which had not been heard since the end of the Macchabean monarchy...
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....
March 26, 2017 Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast, Octoechos Tone 4; Leave-taking of the Annunciation; Synaxis of the Holy Archangel Gabriel
Gabriel is the announcer of the Incarnation of the Son of God. He is one of the seven archangels who stand before the Throne of God. He appeared to Zacharias about the birth of the Forerunner. Gabriel said of himself, “I am Gabriel, who stand before God” (St. Luke...