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








Liturgical Calendar

December 7, 2016
  • Our Holy Father Ambrose, Bishop of Milan (397); Hebrews 10:1-18; Mark 8:30-34

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Simple Calendar

December 10, 2016
  • Catechism Presentation III - Fr. Stephen
    Starts: 1:30 am
    Ends: December 10, 2016 - 3:30 am


    Part II St. Basil’s Cultural Centre, 10819-71 Ave. Edmonton

December 12, 2016
  • 2016 Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: December 12, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Eparchial News

Events from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC

A pilgrim shares her Medjugorje experience

It’s “spiritually magical” By Teresa Makowecki While in Medjugorje I was constantly immersed in peacefulness, continually feeling the evident power of prayer in the village. Seeing people walking with rosaries any place at any time was beautiful. My heart was warmed...

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“No Stone Left Alone”

Ukrainian bilingual class and St. Michael’s cemetery acknowledge heroes By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton A few days before Remembrance Day, grade six students from St. Matthew’s Catholic school Ukrainian Bilingual...

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Last Minute Call Out For the Table for Two

Table for Two – Edmonton Eparchy How does Christmas look to us? AGE: 18-40ish DESCRIPTION: A romantic candlelit dinner for couples married or dating, ``Table for Two`` provides the ideal opportunity to focus only on each other. The atmosphere is elegant, the food...

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Don’t Leave It To The Priests

In this final column of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which ends today, the message is to the point. Our call—as individuals—is nothing less than to spread the news of God’s mercy. It was Vatican Council II that issued this call to us, the laity, because we “live in the...

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The 2016 New Testament Challenge

Beginning Nov. 15th (the beginning of the Advent/Nativity Fast), we will once again be embarking on our annual challenge event to read through the entire New Testament (aloud) by Christmas! This is a great endeavor and exercise and you should join it! Read with your...

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How To Put Mercy into Practice

The Jubilee Year of Mercy will end next Sunday. So what to we do now?  We put into practice all the insights and graces we have gained during the past twelve months. It is Saint Paul himself, in his letter to the early church at Ephesus, who tells us how simple—and...

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St. Nicholas Parish Job Posting: Child Caretaker

The Parent Group – Family, Faith and Friends - housed at St. Nicholas parish hall is looking for a child caretaker. This is a paid position, twice a month 9:00 – 11:00 am (2 hours per session). Whether you are retired, semi-retired, in between jobs, or a student...

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Better Than Life?

Psalm 63 was composed more than 3,000 years ago. But it presents us with an idea that’s radical even today: “Your mercy is better than life itself.” Better than life? Such unquestioning trust in the mercy of God is a hard notion to accept in our secular age. But no...

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St. Stephen’s Pass It On Clothing Drive Held in September

More than 800 needy Calgarians take advantage of “pass it on”        Caring and giving through generosity of Ukrainian Catholic Church and Catholic schools   By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Photos courtesy of Stan...

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Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy and Vespers Texts

October 30, 2016 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 7; The Holy Martyrs Zenobius and Zenobia His Sister (284-305); Passing into eternal life of Blessed Priest-martyr Olesky Zarytsky (1963), Pastor of Strutyn near Zolochiv, and Siberia, Martyr

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...