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

September 25, 2016
  • Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 2; Our Venerable Mother Euphrosyne; 2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9; Luke 6:31-36

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Simple Calendar

October 1, 2016
  • Retreat - The Eucharist
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 1, 2016 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, 7007 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 3B9, Canada


    All day retreat given by Fr. Peter Babej. All are welcome

Eparchial News

Events from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC

Lazarus Among Us

Who is the Lazarus among us? Our newest saint, Mother Teresa, recognized him in alleys and gutters: “The outcasts, those who are rejected, the unloved, prisoners, alcoholics, the dying, those who are alone and abandoned, the marginalized, the untouchables and lepers,...

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A Revolution of Tenderness

“Sometimes we think we are doing God a favor when we do a work of mercy. But actually we find mercy and salvation for ourselves.” That’s what Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley told the 2016 World Youth Day audience in Krakow, Poland, in July. “Only by making a...

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What is the Mundare Vidpust (Pilgrimage)?

By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton With files from Dr. Karen Lemiski, curator and association director of the Basilian Fathers Museum in Mundare; the Basilian Museum, Mundare, OSBM History: The Basilian Fathers in the...

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The Sign of God’s Mercy

The Holy Cross is a sign of God’s mercy. God in his mercy allowed his son to die in order to heal the rift caused by original sin. The significance of the Cross can be found not so much in “suffering” as in “obedience”—Christ’s willing and passionate surrender to his...

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The New Saint of Mercy

On September 4, Pope Francis plans to canonize Mother Teresa, whose life sent the world a single, urgent message: that love and caring are the most important things in life. Perhaps we can best understand why she is worthy of veneration and imitation by reflecting on...

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Photos: SVIATO (Свято) 25

12,000 Strong Turnout for SVIATO 25 in Churchill Square Sunday August 28, 2016 After the final dance steps and musical notes from over 700 dancers, singers, and musicians, more than 12,000 (official final count based on event photographs) Edmontonians, Albertans,...

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A Ukrainian Catholic Church With Wide-Open Doors

This warm, hospitable, welcoming parish attracts people from other Eastern Churches By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton The Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God parish in Grande Prairie blessed a new, larger church...

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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...

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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...

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Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy and Vespers Texts

September 1, 2016; Beginning of the Indiction, that is, the New Year; Commemoration of our holy Father Symeon the Stylite and his mother, Martha; Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God of Miasenes

GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. We pray to the Creator today, with the words given us by Christ, who taught us to pray each day: Our Father who art in heaven, give us this day our daily bread,...

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...