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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Liturgical Calendar

June 26, 2017
  • Our Venerable Father David of Thessalonica (c. 530); Passing into Eternal Life (1941) of Blessed Mykola (Nicholas) Konrad, Pastor of Stradch, Founder of “Obnova,” Professor of the Lviv Theological Academy, and Martyr; Passing into Eternal Life (1941) of Blessed Volodymyr Pryjma, Cantor of Stradch and Martyr; Passing into Eternal Life (1941) of Blessed Andrii Ishchak, Pastor of Sykhiv, Professor of the Lviv Theological Academy, and Martyr; Romans 9:18-33; Matthew 11:2-15

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Simple Calendar

July 2, 2017
  • Camp St. Basil
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 15, 2017 - 11:59 pm


    Description:

    St. Basil’s Children’s Camp (near Pigeon Lake) will take place this year from July 2nd till July 15th. This is a two week camp for children 7 – 14 years old. Please call Fr. Ireneus at 780-434-8010.

July 3, 2017
  • “Faith Family and Friends” Parents Group
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: July 3, 2017 - 5:00 pm


    Description:

    The “Faith Family and Friends” Parents group which is run through the Edmonton Eparchy is looking to welcome new members. This group focusses on helping parents grow in their own faith, while at the same time sharing parenting ideas and friendship over a cup of coffee. We meet the 1st Monday and 3rd Friday of each month 9:00 am -11:00 am at St. Nicholas Church, 9507 Austin O’Brien Rd. Childcare is provided. Call Bernie at 780-424-5496 or email education [at] edmontoneparchy [dot] com for more details.

Eparchial News

Events from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC

Camp St. Basils

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...

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Camp Oselia 2017: July 9-Aug 4

Hey, Kids! Want to spend some of your summer at the COAST? Check out the Camp Oselia Academy for Superhero Training July 9 to August 4, 2017 The world is in serious need of strong spiritual heroes and we need YOU!  So, we’re offering several levels of training to help...

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Bishop’s Tea: Sunday, June 11, 2017

You are invited to celebrate Bishop David's 10 year anniversary with the Edmonton Eparchy. Sunday June 11 at 3:00PM. St. Josaphat Parish Hall - 9637-108 Ave, Edmonton AB Free Admission Organized by Ukrainian Catholic Council of Edmonton (Centralia)   [gview...

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Mission Days 2017 – May 24-June 4

About Mission Days: Through our active participation in the spiritual e orts of these ten Mis- sion Days, once again we are called upon to discover and understand anew that our parish communities and families (domestic churches) are missionary in nature. Such...

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Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy and Vespers Texts

June 11, 2017 Sunday of All Saints

GREAT VESPERS Kathsima “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 shown us...

June 4, 2017 Pentecost Sunday

GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. Behold, we celebrate today the Feast of Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit, the fulfilment of the promise and the realization of hope. How wonderful and...

May 25, 2017 Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. The Lord ascended into heaven to send the Comforter into this world. The heavens prepared His throne and the clouds were His ladder; the angels marvelled at the...