Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Українська Католицька Едмонтонська Єпархія



Christ is risen!
Truly, He is risen!

Христос воскрес!
Воістину воскрес!



May 25, 2017 Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

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

May 24, 2017
  • Leave-taking of Pascha; Venerable Father Simeon of the “Mountain of Wonders”; Acts 18:22-28; John 12:36-47

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Simple Calendar

May 24, 2017
  • Mission Days
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 4, 2017 - 11:59 pm


    The Vibrant Parish Working Group each year promotes “Mission Days” / “Декада місійності” as a parish tradition throughout our Church. This year, Mission Days fall from May 24 - June 4.The Mission Days Guidebook, which offers prayerful reflections based on the daily Gospel readings, are available on the Edmonton Eparchy website (, both in English and in Ukrainian.

May 26, 2017
  • GriefShare
    Starts: 12:30 am
    Ends: May 26, 2017 - 2:30 am


    Grief recovery support group
    An 11 week program for those searching for support in their grief at the loss of a loved one will be held at the Edmonton Eparchy Pastoral Centre, 9645 – 108 Ave, March 16 – June 1. The sessions will run from 6:30 – 8:30 pm., Thursday evenings. Each session will include a video and group discussion. Our goal will be to build community with others who have experienced loss, gain a better understanding of what we are experiencing, and give and receive support and encouragement while journeying through mourning. A GriefShare workbook will be provided for note taking, journaling and grief study. Cost: $25.00 to cover materials. For further information, or to register email education [at] edmontoneparchy [dot] com or call 780 – 424-5496.

May 27, 2017
  • Priestly Ordination: Fr. Deacon Andrij Nykyforuk
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: May 27, 2017 - 7:00 pm

    Location: St. Josaphat Cathedral, Edmonton


    Deacon Andrij Nykyforuk's ordination to the Holy Priesthood will be on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

    The Divine Liturgy with the Rite of Ordination will take place at 10:00 AM at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral (10825 97 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta). All are invited!

    Reception will follow at Verkhovyna Hall (9637 108 Avenue).
    Tickets are $30;
    children [5-12yrs] - $15;
    children [0-4yrs] - free.

    For reception tickets please contact:
    Eparchy Office - (780) 424-5496
    Dcn. Andrij - (780) 918-7353 or andrijnk [at] gmail [dot] com, or
    Nykyforuk Family - (780) 477-9366

Eparchial News

Events from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC

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

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...

May 7, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Pascha: Sunday of the Paralytic; Commemoration of the Appearance of the Sign of the Precious Cross over Jerusalem at the Third Hour of the Day during the Reign of Constantine (351); the Holy Martyr Acacius (286-305)

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...