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
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
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
Liturgical PropersDivine Liturgy and Vespers Texts
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...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the Man…” is sung. At Palm 140 In Tone 4 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! You were a second Constantine in word and deed, for he was born in a Christian age, yet lived for many years among the...
July 9, 2017 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 4; Holy Priest-Martyr Pancratius, Bishop of Tauromenia (1st-2nd c.)
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. We never cease to adore Your life-giving Cross, O Christ our God, And we glorify Your resurrection on the third...
June 27, 2017 Bishop-Martyr Nykolai (Nicholas) Charnetsky and the Twenty-Seven Other New Blesseds of the Church of Rus’-Ukraine Beatified in 2001; Our Venerable Father Samson, Host of Strangers (527-65)
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma “Blessed is the man” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! Placing all your hope upon God, you accepted the covenant of the Heavenly Teacher, Who said: “Let not your hearts be troubled!”...
GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 3 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. By Your Cross, O Christ our Saviour, the power of Death has been vanquished and the deceit of the devil has been destroyed. Therefore, mankind, saved by faith,...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 2 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! What crowns of praise shall we weave for Peter and Paul? They were separated in the body but united in spirit, and...