Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Українська Католицька Едмонтонська Єпархія
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Glory to Jesus Christ!
Glory for ever!
Слава Ісусу Христу!
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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.
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Eparchial NewsEvents from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC
The personal side of editor/owner of the former Ukrainian News newspaper By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Most people in the Ukrainian communities in Canada and abroad know Marco Levytsky as the editor of the...read more
Two positions available: One 20hour and One 24 hours a week. Preschool Assistant – Little Ark Academy Preschool Part time 24 hrs/week – One year contract with possibility of extension. Hours of work are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30AM-12:30PM. Tuesdays and...read more
Raised a Roman Catholic, seminarian studies for priesthood in the Ukrainian Catholic Church By Jayne L.Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Mt 4:18-19, NRSV As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is...read more
St. Onuphrius Ukrainian Catholic Church – “a part of all of us” – Radomir Bilash By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton In the midst of tremendous changes within their lives, many Ukrainians looked to their religion as …...read more
From left to right: First row: Bishop Bryan Bayda (Eparchy of Saskatoon), Bishop David Motiuk (Eparchy of Edmonton), Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak (Archeparchy of Winnipeg), Bishop Ken Nowakowski (Eparchy of New Westminster) Second row: Rev. Michael Winn (Rector),...read more
HARRISON, SISTER PATRICIA CATHERINE, SSMI 1917- 2017 Sister Patricia Harrison left us to meet her Lord on September 29, 2017 at Mary Immaculate Health Care Centre, Mundare, one month after her 100th birthday. Catherine (Sister Patricia) was born in McKim, Saskatchewan...read more
UPCOMING EVENTS Opening Celebrations of Bishop David Motiuk Catholic Elementary/Junior High School on Monday, October 2 at 7:00 pm (855 Lewis Greens Drive NW Edmonton). During the month of September, the Eparchy of Edmonton conducts its annual Vocations and Seminary...read more
Bishop David Motiuk reflects on 10 years of episcopal ministry to the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton In 2017, Bishop David Motiuk celebrates 10 years of episcopal leadership...read more
Patriarch Sviatoslav consecrates Holy Trinity Church at Kyiv’s Three Holy Hierarchs Seminary; Calgary couple key benefactors By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, with photos from Three Holy Hierarchs Seminary “Today,...read more
“It was good to pray and laugh with our church family in the bosom of nature,” say parishioners By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton It is that time of year again. Summer vacations are but a memory now. Students, from...read more
Concerned about what is happening to our environment? Want to know what Pope Francis says about it? Join us for 6 sessions Sept. 21 – Oct 26, to meet, discuss and reflect on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si. - On Care for Our Common Home. Each session will include...read more
Having the Courage to be a Man of Faith I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1.9 In todays culture, it takes courage to be a man of faith no matter what stage of...read more
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
Liturgical PropersDivine Liturgy and Vespers Texts
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 If You mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?* But with You forgiveness is that You may be revered. Let us praise in song the God-inspired instrument and golden-forged trumpet, the...
November 12; Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 6; The Holy Priest-Martyr Josaphat, Archbishop of Polotsk (1623); John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria (619); Nil the Faster (430); Passing into Eternal Life (1950) of Blessed Hryhoriy (Gregory) Lakota, Auxiliary Bishop of Peremyshl and Confessor
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. O Christ, You won the victory over Hades, You ascended the Cross so that You might raise up with Yourself all...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! O Archangel Michael, you manifested yourself to be the greatest defender of the thrice-holy Source of Light. Together...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 5 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. With Your precious Cross, O Christ, You have put the Devil to shame. With Your Resurrection You have deadened...
October 29, 2017; Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 4; The Holy Venerable-Martyr Anastasia (249-51); the Passing of Our Venerable Father Abraham, Archimandrite and Wonderworker of Rostov (11th c.)
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 Christ our God, And we glorify Your resurrection on the third...
October 26, 2017, Holy and Glorious Great-Martyr Demetrius; Commemoration of the Great and Terrible Earthquake at Constantinople in 741
GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 2 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! O glorious martyr Demetrius, like a bright star you glisten forever for your fatherland because you always protect it from destruction at the hands of enemies, and you...
October 22, 2107; Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 3; Holy Wonderworker and Equal-to-the-Apostles Abercius, Bishop of Hieropolis (523)
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...
GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 8 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! What shall we call you, Apostle? Heaven, for you have made an account of the glory of God for us. Lightning, for you illumine the world with radiance. A cloud, for you...
October 15, 2017 – Commemoration of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council; Octoechos Tone 2; Venerable Father Euthymius the Younger, the Holy Venerable-Martyr Lucian, Priest of Great Antioch (312)
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 2 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. Come, let us adore God the Word, Who was born of the Father before all ages, and was incarnate of the Virgin...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading Blessed is the man... is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! With the net of charity, admirable James, you drew the human race from the sea of vanity, and yielded them to the...