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?

A Ukrainian Catholic Response to “Medical Assistance in Dying”

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

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Liturgical Calendar

August 20, 2017
  • 11th Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 2; Post-feast of the Dormition; Holy Prophet Samuel; 1 Corinthians 9:2-12; Matthew 18:23-35

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Simple Calendar

Nothing from August 20, 2017 to August 26, 2017.

Eparchial News

Events from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC

Camp St. Basils

Camp St. Basil welcomes children aged 7 to 14 years old to their annual children's summer camp at Pigeon Lake, running from July 2 to 15. This year's theme is: "The Communion of Saints", with an emphasis on St. Basil and St. Josaphat in view of the 400th anniversary...

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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

June 27, 2017 Bishop-Martyr Nykolai (Nicholas) Charnetsky and the Twenty-Seven Other New Blesseds of the Church of Rus’-Ukraine Beatified in 2001; Our Venerable Father Samson, Host of Strangers (527-65)

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma “Blessed is the man” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! Placing all your hope upon God, you accepted the covenant of the Heavenly Teacher, Who said: “Let not your hearts be troubled!”...

June 11, 2017 Sunday of All Saints

GREAT VESPERS Kathsima “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 shown us...

June 4, 2017 Pentecost Sunday

GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. Behold, we celebrate today the Feast of Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit, the fulfilment of the promise and the realization of hope. How wonderful and...