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

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Bishop David

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.

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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.

Contact

Address: 9645 -108 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta Phone: (780) 424-5496 Fax: (780) 425-2330 Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm More Contact Info

Liturgical Calendar

August 28, 2016
  • Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 6; Our Venerable Father Moses the Black (c. 400); Our Holy Father Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (430); the Holy Martyr Gebre Michael, Illuminator of Ethiopia (1855); 2 Corinthians 4:6-15; Matthew 22:35-46

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Simple Calendar

September 1, 2016
  • World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: September 1, 2016 - 11:59 pm


Eparchial News

Events from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC

A Matter of Trust

So many events in life teach us not to trust. So often our trust has been betrayed—in the political realm, in business dealings and in personal relationships. So it’s no wonder that we might find it difficult to trust in God’s mercy. But think about this. Humanity’s... read more

What I liked most about Camp Oselia – “the pyrohy”!

By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton It was Saturday, July 30, 2016, the last day of Camp Oselia for elementary school age children. Parents and grandparents were out in force at the camp located on Lake Wabumun, about... read more

Bishop’s Names Day Tea Oct 16, 2016

You are invited to attend the annual Bishop’s Name Day Tea on October 16, 2016, 2 pm at St. Josaphat Verkhovyna Parish Hall. This event gives an opportunity to the laity to express their gratitude to his Excellency Bishop David for his dedication and pastoral care.... read more

SVIATO 25

Date    Sunday, 28-Aug-2016 Time    1 pm to 10 pm Mark your calendars for the celebration of the century — SVIATO 25 — celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence. Sunday, August 28, 2016, Churchill Square, Edmonton, from 1:00p.m.... read more

To Boldly Go

In case you haven’t noticed, we are celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Star Trek franchise. Innumerable television episodes over the decades, several movies featuring the original TV cast, three more movies in recent years with a new cast—the latest movie in... read more

Saving Our Heritage

The March issue of Visnyk/The He- rald reported on the destruction of Mosul’s church of the Immaculate Vir- gin in Iraq as well as other atrocities carried out by ISIS militants. This was international news broadcast with in- terest around the world about these... read more

Earth On Fire

Many people blame religion for bringing strife into the world. They point to the Crusades, the Inquisition, the enslavement of Africans. But what’s closer to the truth is that religion is not to blame. The blame falls on those who call themselves Christians but fail... read more

Love On Hold

Jesus spoke often of our need to be vigilant. For example, he told the story of the five foolish virgins who let the oil in their lamps run out before the arrival of the bridegroom . . . and the story of the faithful steward whom the master left in charge of his... read more

Mundare Vidpust (Pilgrimage) 2016

“May your pilgrimage help you in your journey to come ever closer to our Lord Jesus Christ.” -Fr. Josaphat Tyrkalo By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton This year’s Vidpust (pilgrimage) to Mundare, Alberta was held on... read more

Mercy of the Heart

While all the other apostles hid in fear during the period of Christ’s condemnation and crucifixion, St. John stood silently on Calvary gazing at his suffering savior. In turn, Christ looked down from the cross at his “beloved disciple” and placed his mother into... read more

Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy and Vespers Texts

August 28, 2016; 15th Sunday after Pentecost

August 28, 2016; 15th Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 6; Our Venerable Father Moses the Black (c. 400); Our Holy Father Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (430); the Holy Martyr Gebre Michael, Illuminator of Ethiopia (1855) July 26, 2016admin GREAT VESPERS Kathisma...

August 21, 2016; 14th Sunday after Pentecost

August 21, 2016; 14th Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 5; Post-feast of the Dormition; Holy Apostle Thaddeus; Holy Martyr Bassa (c. 305) Source: Royal Doors GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 5 Lead my soul forth...

August 14, 2016; 13th Sunday after Pentecost

August 14, 2016; 13th Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 4; The Transfer of the Precious Relics of Our Venerable Father Theodosius, Hegumen of the Monastery of the Caves at Kiev (1091); Fore-feast of the Holy Dormition of the Mother of God; Holy Prophet Micah (8th...

August 7, 2016; 12th Sunday after Pentecost

August 7, 2016; 12th Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 3; Post-feast of the Transfiguration; Holy Venerable-Martyr Dometius (360- 63) Source: Royal Doors GREAT VESPERS Kathisma reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 3 Lead my soul forth from...

July 31, 2016; Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

July 31, 2016; Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 2; Fore-feast of the Procession of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord; Holy and Just Eudocimus Source: Royal Doors GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In...