Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Українська Католицька Едмонтонська Єпархія
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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.
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.
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.
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Eparchial NewsEvents from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC
By Bill Lewchuk, St. Stephen Protomartyr Ukrainian Catholic Parish, Calgary (Edit and design by Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton) St. Stephen Protomartyr parish in Calgary is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year...read more
The Nativity Fast is upon us— it begins on Nov 15 (Nov 28) and ends on the day of the feast Dec 25 (Jan 7). During this time we are encouraged to take forty days to prepare ourselves, and our families, to be spiritually ready to receive the incarnate God who comes to...read more
Eighth Annual Bishop’s Gala, Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre. This festive gala raises funds to support the operation and programming of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton. The evening will begin with a cocktail...read more
The Annual Clergy Study Days took place on October 30-November 2. The theme was “The Theology of Ad-ministration – The Ministry of Management.” Sharing in Christ’s Ministry: to teach, to sanctify, and to shepherd; The Leadership Style of Jesus; Pope Francis and the...read more
On this cold winter morning St. Matthew’s school children were determined that No Stone (was) Left Alone
Story and photos by Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton For the past six years, a few days before Remembrance Day, grade six Ukrainian bilingual class students from St. Matthew’s Catholic elementary school have honoured...read more
Having the Courage to be a Man of Faith I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1.9 In todays culture, it takes courage to be a man of faith no matter what stage of...read more
UPCOMING EVENTS Annual Clergy Study Days – October 30-November 2 (Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton). Theme: “The Theology of Ad-ministration – The Ministry of Management.” Topics include: Sharing in Christ’s Ministry: to teach, to sanctify, and to shepherd; The...read more
By Joyanne Rudiak, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church Youth Coordinator (Editing and design by Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton) October 10, 2017: It’s been almost two months since Unity 2017, my fourth plunge into...read more
Everyone invited to participate in “No Stone Left Alone” By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton For the past six years, a few days before Remembrance Day, grade six Ukrainian bilingual class students from St. Matthew’s...read more
Bishop David Motiuk Elementary/Junior High School brings joy to the community By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton This fall a new Catholic school welcomed 700 students to its fold. Bishop David Motiuk...read more
A new resource for parish catechists and Catholic school educators has just been released! A learning guide for young students is now available entitled, "Our First Bishop" - The Story of Blessed Bishop and Martyr Nykyta Budka - First Bishop for Ukrainian Catholics in...read more
Father Thomas Rosica CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, has graciously sent to the General Secretariat the video of the program including the Pope’s message to the young people, in English and in French, accessible at the links below: in English:...read more
The personal side of editor/owner of the former Ukrainian News newspaper By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Most people in the Ukrainian communities in Canada and abroad know Marco Levytsky as the editor of the...read more
Two positions available: One 20hour and One 24 hours a week. Preschool Assistant – Little Ark Academy Preschool Part time 24 hrs/week – One year contract with possibility of extension. Hours of work are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30AM-12:30PM. Tuesdays and...read more
Raised a Roman Catholic, seminarian studies for priesthood in the Ukrainian Catholic Church By Jayne L.Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Mt 4:18-19, NRSV As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is...read more
St. Onuphrius Ukrainian Catholic Church – “a part of all of us” – Radomir Bilash By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton In the midst of tremendous changes within their lives, many Ukrainians looked to their religion as …...read more
From left to right: First row: Bishop Bryan Bayda (Eparchy of Saskatoon), Bishop David Motiuk (Eparchy of Edmonton), Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak (Archeparchy of Winnipeg), Bishop Ken Nowakowski (Eparchy of New Westminster) Second row: Rev. Michael Winn (Rector),...read more
HARRISON, SISTER PATRICIA CATHERINE, SSMI 1917- 2017 Sister Patricia Harrison left us to meet her Lord on September 29, 2017 at Mary Immaculate Health Care Centre, Mundare, one month after her 100th birthday. Catherine (Sister Patricia) was born in McKim, Saskatchewan...read more
Liturgical PropersDivine Liturgy and Vespers Texts
November 26, 2017; Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 8; Our Venerable Father Alypius the Stylite (610-41); James the Hermit (457); The Blessing of the Church of the Holy Great-Martyr George which is in Kiev, before the Gates of Holy Wisdom Cathedral (1019-54)
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 8 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. O Christ, during this spiritual service, we sing to You these evening prayers, commemorating the mercy You have...
GREAT VESPERS Beginning of Vespers with Litiya: Glory be to the holy, consubstantial, life-creating and undivided Trinity, now and ever and for ages of ages. Amen. Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Out of the depths I cry to You, O...
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! The searcher of the hearts of men inspired your mind, Apostle, with His divine knowledge: He called you to Himself,...
November 19; Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 7; The Holy Prophet Obadiah (Abdias); the Holy Martyr Barlaam
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...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 If You mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?* But with You forgiveness is that You may be revered. Let us praise in song the God-inspired instrument and golden-forged trumpet, the...
November 12; Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 6; The Holy Priest-Martyr Josaphat, Archbishop of Polotsk (1623); John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria (619); Nil the Faster (430); Passing into Eternal Life (1950) of Blessed Hryhoriy (Gregory) Lakota, Auxiliary Bishop of Peremyshl and Confessor
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 sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! O Archangel Michael, you manifested yourself to be the greatest defender of the thrice-holy Source of Light. Together...
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...
October 29, 2017; Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 4; The Holy Venerable-Martyr Anastasia (249-51); the Passing of Our Venerable Father Abraham, Archimandrite and Wonderworker of Rostov (11th 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...
October 26, 2017, Holy and Glorious Great-Martyr Demetrius; Commemoration of the Great and Terrible Earthquake at Constantinople in 741
GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 2 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! O glorious martyr Demetrius, like a bright star you glisten forever for your fatherland because you always protect it from destruction at the hands of enemies, and you...