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
An 11 week program for those searching for support in their grief at the loss of a loved one will be held at the Edmonton Eparchy Pastoral Centre, 9645 – 108 Ave, March 16 – June 1. The sessions will run from 6:30 – 8:30 pm., Thursday evenings. Each session will...read more
A new Date for Presentation of the Catechism has been added! Since there is so much interesting information to cover in these presentations Fr. Stephen has agreed to add one more presentation to ensure that all the information is granted enough time to deal with in a...read more
February 25th, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Join other parents, at Camp Oselia, for the Family Winter Spectacular to celebrate the trials and triumphs of raising children in a faith-centered home! There will be winter activities for children and food and drink for 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
Устина Стефанчук Source: risu.org.ua ЧАСТИНА 3: ДМЕТРО, МОСКАЛИКИ ТА СНЯТИНСЬКІ ВІДСТУПНИКИ. Минуло кілька місяців, відколи я востаннє мандрувала, відвідуючи церкви. Моя наступна подорож почалася несподівано. Коли я поверталася додому з одного із тутешніх фестивалів,...read more
Annual Retreat of the Catholic Bishops from Western Canada, January 9-12, held at Benedictine Westminster Abbey, Mission, BC – Retreat Master, Rev. Prof. Walter Vogels, Saint Paul University, Ottawa; theme Living In Harmony with God and with Other. [gallery...read more
A romantic candlelit dinner for couples married or dating, ``Table for Two`` provides the ideal opportunity to focus only on each other. Each of the four courses is served up with discussion starters which invite couples to explore and deepen their relationship with...read more
Feast of the Holy Theophany of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ - Great Water Blessing at the Skete of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross, Sunset Lake, AB By Spoeth Creations Eric and Prithi Spoeth [flickr_tags...read more
Feast of the Holy Theophany of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ - Great Water Blessing at the Skete of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross, Sunset Lake, AB By Spoeth Creations Eric and Prithi Spoeth...read more
The 4th of a series of 6 presentations given by Fr. Stephen Wojcichowsky, will take place on Jan. 20, 6:30-8:30 pm.at St. Josaphat Cathedral, 10825 97th St. N.W., Ed. (see the Winter program guide or the Eparchy website for other dates and locations). All are welcome....read more
St. Nicholas parish celebrates 50 years of UCWLC achievement By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton On October 2, 2016, the St. Nicholas branch of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League (UCWLC) celebrated its 50-year...read more
Vegreville UCWLC bake sale and tea invited involvement of young and old By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, About 150 people enjoyed the fruits of the labour of the Vegreville Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League on...read more
Requirements - Experience working with youth and or young families - Active member of a Ukrainian Catholic parish faith community - Knowledgeable about the Ukrainian Catholic Faith - Proficiency in the use of various social media – Facebook, twitter etc. - Bachelor’s...read more
My Family - A Domestic Church – March 11, 2017 This program is geared toward families with children around the age of 12 and younger. This first in a series of workshops focusing on families will look at how parents can bring faith into their homes in a variety of...read more
In November of this year, Bishop David Motiuk blessed the newly-installed iconostasis in St. Paul’s Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary church. The iconostasis, built by Nick Pelech, has a rather unusual history recounted below by his granddaughter at the time of...read more
Pastoral Letter from His Beatitude Patriarch Sviatoslav and the Ukr Cath Bishops in Ukraine on Gender Ideology (ENG/UKR)
ENCYCLICAL OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS OF THE MAJOR ARCHBISHOPRIC OF KYIV-HALYCH OF THE UKRAINIAN GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH CONCERNING THE DANGER OF GENDER IDEOLOGY Dearly Beloved in Christ! Introduction In the twentieth century, the people of Ukraine suffered...read more
UPCOMING EVENTS The 50th World Day of Peace will take place on January 1. Pope Francis issued a Message on the occasion, entitled “Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace”. Parishes and organizations are once again invited to share the joyous news of Our...read more
Liturgical PropersDivine Liturgy and Vespers Texts
February 19, 2017 Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meatfare); Octoechos Tone 7; The Holy Apostle Archippus
As its name indicates, this is traditionally the final day for eating meat until Pascha. This additional week of abstinence from meat comes from the Monastery of Saint Sabbas, near Jerusalem. The monks are thought to have introduced the practice in expiation for a sin...
February 12, 2017; Sunday of the Prodigal Son; Octoechos Tone 6; Our Holy Father Meletius, Archbishop of Antioch (379-95)
Who does not know this parable from the Gospels? Even non-Christians use the expression “prodigal son.” But how often do we really understand it? By our sins, but even more by our forgetfulness, we distance ourselves from God and His Kingdom, we go off alone to “a far...
February 5, 2017 Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee, Octoechos Tone 5; Post-feast of the Encounter; The Holy Martyr Agatha (249-51)
“Publican” is an old-fashioned word for a tax collector. Since the Publicans in Palestine at the time of Our Lord were collecting taxes for the Roman Empire, and, at times, took an exorbitant commission for themselves, most people held them in low esteem. The...
When the ever-virgin Mary’s forty days of purification were passed, according to the Law of Moses she took her son Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem, to dedicate him to God as her first-born son. At the Temple, the Lord’s parents offered the sacrifice of a pair of...
January 29, 2017 – 37th Sunday after Pentecost; Sunday of Zacchaeus; Octoechos Tone 4; The Transfer of the Relics of the Great-Martyr Ignatius the God-bearer (of Antioch)
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...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is taken. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! Let us glorify the three great preachers of the Trinity, the instruments of grace and harps of the Spirit, renowned...
January 22, 2017 36th Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos, Tone 3; The Holy Apostle Timothy; the Holy Venerable-Martyr Anastasius the Persian (628)
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. 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...
GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! Burning with divine love and radiant with the Spirit, your soul rose to desire truly infinite love! You despised flesh and blood, and lived apart from the world, yet...
January 15, 2017 35th Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 2; Our Venerable Fathers Paul of Thebes (312-37) and John the Hut-Dweller (465-74)
Great Vespers - PDF 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...
January 8, 2017 Sunday after Theophany, Octoechos 1; Our Venerable Father George the Chosebite (610-41); Our Venerable Mother Dominica (474-91); and Emilian the Confessor
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...