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.
Eparchial NewsEvents from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC
Photos taken at the consecration service of the Seminary Church dedicated to the Three Holy and Great Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom. The consecration took place on Sept 16, 2017. The reception of the relics of Blessed Nicholas...read more
Ukrainian Catholic historian to publish book with new information about Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Most of the year he lives near Rome. He is a well-respected scholar, Fellow of...read more
By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Do you have clothing in good shape that you no longer need? Pass It On! Launched several years ago by parishioners of St. Stephen Protomartyr Ukrainian Catholic Church and the...read more
Invitation to the Catholic Festival of the Mother of God: September 24th, 2017 at Glamorgan park in Calgary.
Come enjoy a fun, inspiring day with us in the park. We will have free live music, dancing, sports, prayer, and more. In this festival we shall give glory to God, dedicate ourselves to Him, get to know our neighbors and friends better, learn about each other, and also...read more
By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Originating in Chicago in 1986, then located at St. Paul’s University in Ottawa, the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies was fully incorporated into...read more
The Most Studied Artifact in Christendom Discover the facts about this amazing cloth St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church 10825 - 97 Street, Edmonton Date & Time Sunday, September 24, 217, 2 - 4 p.m. at St. Josaphat's Cathedral Date & Time Sunday...read more
UPCOMING EVENTS During the month of September, the Eparchy of Edmonton conducts its annual Vocations and Seminary Collection. “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” It likewise takes the support of the whole Church to form a deacon, priest, religious,...read more
Upcoming Course this Fall on Liturgical Theology with Eastern Christian Focus to be Taught by Fr. Danylo Kuc
Fall Course Offering: SYT 245/STD 558 Selected Topics: Liturgical Theology with Eastern Christian Focus Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:20 pm Instructor: Fr. Danylo Kuc September 6 - December 6, 2017 Brief historical overview of the development of worship in the Byzantine/Slavic...read more
One Hundred Years of Spiritual Strength and Solidarity: Protection of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kraków, Alberta, Celebrates Centennial
By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of EdmontonPhotos by Mark Kopenic, Colleen Holowaychuk, and Florence Stelmach Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Perhaps it was the heavenly protectress of the Kraków parish who ensured that the rain held...read more
By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton One Eastern tradition parishioner and his family who found a welcome in a Ukrainian Catholic church now have their own. St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Forane Church was consecrated on...read more
Invitation to the Catholic Festival of the Mother of God on September 24th, 2017 at Glamorgan park in Calgary.
Glory be to Jesus Christ! Dear Brother and Sisters in Christ, St Stephen Ukrainian Catholic church and St Basil's Melkite Catholic church are putting on the Catholic Festival Of The Mother Of God on September 24th, 2017 at Glamorgan park in Calgary. Liturgy with...read more
Date of Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-Elect Andriy Rabiy Announced Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia is pleased to announce that our newly nominated Auxiliary Bishop Andriy Rabiy will be ordained by His...read more
You are Cordially Invited to a Feast of Faith: Sept 16 & 17, 2017 Praznyk-Feast of the Monastic Skete of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross
Saturday Evening, September 16th at Holy Dormition Church in Myrnam, AB: 5:30 pm - Great Vespers with Litiya & Festal Matins Vigil - Solemn Exaltation of the Precious and Life-creating Cross & Myrovannya - First Hour - Refreshments & Fellowship Sunday...read more
St. Michael’s Cemetery, located in northeast Edmonton, is seeking a: Cemetery Caretaker Cemetery Caretaker is responsible for day to day maintenance and upkeep of our 44 acre cemetery in Northeast Edmonton. Responsibilities include preparing graves for interments,...read more
UPCOMING EVENTS The Office for Evangelization and Catechesis, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, has prepared resources for celebrating Catechetical Sunday, October 1. The major theme is Missionary Disciples in the Vineyard of the Lord which is divided into four...read more
By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Eighteen children, assisted by six camp helpers enjoyed four days of “Pioneer Life,” the theme of the 2017 New Kiew children’s camp. Little hands and curious minds were well-occupied...read more
Liturgical PropersDivine Liturgy and Vespers Texts
September 24, 2017 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 7; Holy First-Martyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles Thekla
Texts for Great Vespers and Divine Liturgy for September 24, 2017. 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...
September 17, 2017 Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross; Octoechos Tone 6; Holy Martyr Sophia, and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love
Texts for Great Vespers and Divine Liturgy for September 17, 2017. GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 10. Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. O Christ, You won the victory over Hades,...
Texts for Great Vespers, Festal Matins, and Divine Liturgy for September 14, 2017. GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading Blessed is the man… is sung only when feast occurs on a Sunday or Monday At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 8. Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear...
Texts for Vespers and Divine Liturgy for September 8, 2017. GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! Today God who dominates the spiritual thrones of heaven welcomes on earth the holy throne which He had...
September 10, 2017 Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross; Octoechos Tone 5; Post-feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God; Holy Martyrs Menodora, Metrodora, Nymphodora
Texts for Great Vespers and Divine Liturgy for September 10, 2017. GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 5 10. Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. With Your precious Cross, O Christ, You...
September 1, 2017 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
Texts for Great Vespers and Divine Liturgy for September 1, 2017. 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...
August 31, 2017 The Placing of the Sash of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God in Calcoprateia (942)
GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 If You mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?* But with You forgiveness is that You may be revered. The shrine which holds your belt, O Theotokos, is ever known by your servants to be an ark of sanctification. It is our glory and...
September 3, 2017 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 4; Holy Priest-Martyr Anthimus, Bishop of Nicomedia (303); Our Venerable Father Theoctistus, Fellow-Ascetic of the Great Euthymius (467)
Texts for Vespers and Divine Liturgy for September 3, 2017. 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...
GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! While the birthday of the shameless Herod was being celebrated, the oath made to the lustful dancer was fulfilled; the head of the Forerunner was cut off and offered...
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...