Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Українська Католицька Едмонтонська Єпархія
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Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever!
Слава Ісусу Христу! Слава на віки!
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
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...read more
UPCOMING EVENTS Pastors are kindly requested to forward to the Chancery Office by January 31 (or shortly after their annual general parish meeting) the following documents for each parish or mission in their pastoral care: A current list of the Parish Council Members,...read more
We have Icons of the Nativity of Our Lord, Religious Christmas Tree Ornaments, puzzles for both kids and adults, and Christmas greeting cards. More pictures and gift ideas to come next week! [gallery...read more
One positions available: 26hour a week Preschool Assistant – Little Ark Academy Preschool Part time 26 hrs/week – One year contract with possibility of extension. Hours of work are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30AM-12:30PM. Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30AM-3:30PM....read more
December 1, 2017 UGCC Catechism in English will be available online. Stay...read more
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...read more
By Bill Lewchuk, St. Stephen Protomartyr Ukrainian Catholic Parish, Calgary (Edit and design by Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton) St. Stephen Protomartyr parish in Calgary is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year...read more
The Nativity Fast is upon us— it begins on Nov 15 (Nov 28) and ends on the day of the feast Dec 25 (Jan 7). During this time we are encouraged to take forty days to prepare ourselves, and our families, to be spiritually ready to receive the incarnate God who comes to...read more
Eighth Annual Bishop’s Gala, Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre. This festive gala raises funds to support the operation and programming of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton. The evening will begin with a cocktail...read more
The Annual Clergy Study Days took place on October 30-November 2. The theme was “The Theology of Ad-ministration – The Ministry of Management.” Sharing in Christ’s Ministry: to teach, to sanctify, and to shepherd; The Leadership Style of Jesus; Pope Francis and the...read more
On this cold winter morning St. Matthew’s school children were determined that No Stone (was) Left Alone
Story and photos by Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton For the past six years, a few days before Remembrance Day, grade six Ukrainian bilingual class students from St. Matthew’s Catholic elementary school have honoured...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
UPCOMING EVENTS Annual Clergy Study Days – October 30-November 2 (Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton). Theme: “The Theology of Ad-ministration – The Ministry of Management.” Topics include: Sharing in Christ’s Ministry: to teach, to sanctify, and to shepherd; The...read more
By Joyanne Rudiak, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church Youth Coordinator (Editing and design by Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton) October 10, 2017: It’s been almost two months since Unity 2017, my fourth plunge into...read more
Everyone invited to participate in “No Stone Left Alone” By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton For the past six years, a few days before Remembrance Day, grade six Ukrainian bilingual class students from St. Matthew’s...read more
Bishop David Motiuk Elementary/Junior High School brings joy to the community By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton This fall a new Catholic school welcomed 700 students to its fold. Bishop David Motiuk...read more
A new resource for parish catechists and Catholic school educators has just been released! A learning guide for young students is now available entitled, "Our First Bishop" - The Story of Blessed Bishop and Martyr Nykyta Budka - First Bishop for Ukrainian Catholics in...read more
Father Thomas Rosica CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, has graciously sent to the General Secretariat the video of the program including the Pope’s message to the young people, in English and in French, accessible at the links below: in English:...read more
Liturgical PropersDivine Liturgy and Vespers Texts
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is taken only if the feast falls on a Sunday or Monday. At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! O Simeon, tell us whom you are joyfully carrying into the Temple. To...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is taken. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! Let us glorify the three great preachers of the Trinity, the instruments of grace and harps of the Spirit, renowned...
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. Accept our evening prayer, O holy Lord, and grant us forgiveness of sins, for You alone manifested the...
GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! A heavenly angel was sent beforehand to announce your birth, father Euthymius. Like John, you came from the womb of a barren woman and you showed yourself to be his...
GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! Burning with divine love and radiant with the Spirit, your soul rose to desire truly infinite love! You despised flesh and blood, and lived apart from the world, yet...
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...
December 31, 2017; Sunday after the Nativity of Christ; Octoechos Tone 5; The Leave-taking of the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, Christmas; Our Venerable Mother Melania the Roman (439)
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...
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...