Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Українська Католицька Едмонтонська Єпархія


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Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Христос Раждається! Славіте Йoго!






Pastoral Letter to the Ukrainian Catholic Faithful Image and Likeness of God


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?

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.

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.

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.

The Shroud of Turin an Official Replica

The Shroud of Turin Solemn Exposition of an Official Replica Authorized by the Archdiocese of Turin, Italy

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.

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.

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.

From Pascha to Pascha: We are Easter People - Let Us Beam With Festive Joy








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Simple Calendar

January 19, 2018
  • “Faith Family and Friends” Parents Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: January 19, 2018 - 6:00 pm


    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.

January 21, 2018
  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: January 27, 2018 - 11:59 pm


    The theme for the 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity comes to us from the Caribbean region: “Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power” (Exodus 15:6). Today Caribbean Christians of many different traditions see the hand of God active in the ending of enslavement. It is a uniting experience of God’s saving action which brings freedom. The Caribbean ecumenical team chose the song of Moses and Miriam (Exodus 15: 1-21) – a song of triumph over oppression – as the motif for this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.”

Eparchial News

Events from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC

Iconography Retreat/Workshop

Join Fr. Bo Nahachewsky in the beauty of God’s creation at this retreat style Icon workshop at camp Oselia. Participants will complete a Byzantine icon of the crucifixion, under Fr. Bo’s instruction and will have the opportunity to explore prayer and silent reflection...

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Table for Two – You are My Valentine

A romantic candlelit dinner for couples married or dating, ``Table for Two`` provides the ideal opportunity to focus only on each other. Each of the four courses is served up with discussion starters which invite couples to explore and deepen their relationship with...

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Bishop’s Cathedral Restoration Fundraiser

THE BISHOP’S CATHEDRAL RESTORATION FUNDRAISER – Sunday, February 11, 2018 – а Day of Gratitude and Re-Dedication. Honoured Guest – His Grace, Most Reverend Lawrence Huculak, Metropolitan of Winnipeg. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy – 10:00 AM, St. Josaphat Cathedral,...

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Great changes in 2017 for Camp Oselia Director

Damian Rudiak experiences several life changing events By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton “2017 has been a year of big changes for me,” said Damian Rudiak, Director of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton’s...

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Post-synodal Letter on Prayer and Liturgy (ENG/UKR)

Prayer in the Life of the Church Epistle of the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in 2017 to Clergy, Monastics, and Laity  “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11: 1) Very Reverend and Reverend fathers! Venerable brothers and sisters in monasticism!...

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+Laurence Sirman Falls Asleep in The Lord

It is with great sadness that we share with you that Laurence Sirman, our Eparchial Executive Director of Business & Finance passed away. Please keep his wife Helen and her family in your prayers. Prayer Service Friday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. and Divine Liturgy...

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2018 Marriage Preparation Weekend

The St. Josaphat Cathedral Marriage Preparation Course will take place in two parts or weekend sessions: Part 1: January 26-27, 2018 Part 2: February 2-3, 2018 Please fill out a registration form and return it with the registration fee to St. Josaphat Cathedral by...

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Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy and Vespers Texts

Jan 21; Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, Tone 8; Our Venerable Father Maximus the Confessor (662); the Holy Martyr Neophytus (284-305); the Holy Martyrs Eugene, Candidus, Valerian, and Aquilas

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...

Jan 14; Zacchaeus Sunday, Tone 7; Leave-taking of the Feast of the Holy Theophany; Our Venerable Fathers Massacred in Sinai and Rhaithu (c. 370); the Repose of the Holy Equal-to-the Apostles Nina, Enlightener of Georgia

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...

Jan 10; Post-feast of Theophany; Holy Martyrs of Pratulyn; Our Holy Father Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa (after 394); the Venerable Dometian, Bishop of Miletene (582-602); Our Venerable Father Marcian, Presbyter and Econome of the Great Church (450-57)

VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 If You mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?* But with You forgiveness is that You may be revered. Divine ones who were witnesses of God, His disciples and ministers of His great mystery, you received the grace of healing, and cure the...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017; Post-feast of the Nativity of Christ; the Holy Apostle, First Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen; Our Venerable Father and Confessor Theodore the “Branded One” (844)

Antiphon 1 I will confess You, Lord, with all my heart,* I will declare all Your wondrous deeds. Through the prayers of the Mother of God,* O Saviour, save us. In the council of the just and the congregation,* great are the works of the Lord, conforming to His will in...

December 17, 2017; Sunday of the Holy Ancestors; Octoechos Tone 3; The Holy Prophet Daniel, the Three Holy Youths Ananiah (Ananias), Azariah (Azarias) and Mishael (Misael) (6th century BC)

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...