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Title: Співайте Богові Нашому ― Sing to Our God
Price: $20 each
Author: Dr. Melanie Turgeon, Chief Editor, and committee members. Published by The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton.
ISBN 978-0-9809309-0-0

A very comprehensive resource for all members of the Ukrainian Catholic Church! This hymnal includes music notation and Ukrainian lyrics for every hymn, plus transliteration of all Ukrainian texts. Additionally English lyrics are provided for the vast majority of hymns. Included are hymns for all major feasts within the liturgical year, as well as the following sections: Great Lent, Resurrectional Hymns, Hymns for the Divine Liturgy, General Church Hymns, Hymns to our Lord Jesus Christ, Hymns to the Mother of God, Hymns for Children, plus over 80 pages of Christmas Carols. The hymnal is hardcover and very attractive in appearance. It carries the endorsement of Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak OSBM and Bishop David Motiuk. 481 pages (xxx preface + 451).

Discounts available to parishes ordering 10 hymnals or more.


Title: Співайте Богові Нашому ― Sing to Our God
Format: Five CD set
Price: $40 set
Performed by: Dr. Melanie Turgeon


Title: Saved by the Blessed Virgin: Recollections of Auschwitz and Dachau ― Божа Мати врятувала: спогади ― by Rt. Rev. Jurij (George) Kowalsky
Price: donation
Publisher: St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral
Sponsored by: the Knights of Columbus Fr. Dydyk Council 7511
ISBN 978-0-9784973-0-9

This book brings together Father Jurij (George) Kowalsky ‘s complete original memoir of his incarceration at Auschwitz and Dachau, and the English translation, published for the first time. Posthumous tributes in Ukrainian are reprinted along with new English translation – including the revelation that Fr, Kowalsky had been arrested by the Gestapo in Nazi-occupied Galicia for sheltering Jews. A project generously sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Fr. Dydyk Council and inspired by Very Rev. Mihajlo Planchak. This book also includes a small collection of phoptographs and several contemporary recollections by members of his parishes. The 252 page book with English and Ukrainian text.


Title: St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedtal, Edmonton: A History (1902 – 2002) ― Українська Католицька Катедра ім. Св. Йосафата, Едмонтон: Історія (1902 – 2002)
Price: $25 each (Additional cost of $15.00 of shipping and handling in Canada and $20.00 in USA)
Publisher: St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral
Coordinated by: Serge Cipko, Ukrainian Diaspora Studies Initiative, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta
Funded in part by: The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation and the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko
ISBN 978-0-9784973-1-6

When you open this book, you’ll enter a world whose origins go back to the first Ukrainian Pioneers in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A world filled withe beauty and devotion to the full richness of their spirituality. This is the world in which they suffer, love, sacrificing everything for their vision, united in their fight for the Christian future. This historical book is the gratitude to the memory of those, who deeply believed and were devoted to the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church. This is also the gratitude in memory of those, who more than 100 years ago founded the Parish, to the first Ukrainian Missionaries – Fathers of the Order of Saint Basil the Great, Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate and all the founding parishioners. This work is also the sincere gratitude to the country of Canada for the opportunity to live freely, to build Ukrainian Catholic churches and to further develop the Eastern Spirituality. The 600+ pages bilingual text is the work of author Serge Cipko, PhD in History. Copies are available also through Saint Josaphat Cathedral.


Title: Journey of Hope
Format: DVD or VHS
Price: $20 each

This film presents a brief history of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Western Canada and more specifically in Alberta. It touches upon the spiritual journey of Ukrainian Catholics who were part of the Great Immigration that began in 1891 and ended with World War I. They were members of a Church founded in Ukraine in 988 by missionaries of the Byzantine Church of Constantinople. Their Ukrainian Church renewed their union with Rome in 1596. They were Slavs, immersed in the piety and mystical traditions of the Eastern Christian Church for 900 years, who suddenly, found themselves on the frontier in Canada’s West.

In their new country there were no Ukrainian Byzantine churches, no familiar priests of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic Church in Western Canada was largely French-speaking. The other Churches were English and Protestant. The Ukrainian Catholics felt themselves spiritually and culturally marooned in a strange land.

Father Albert Lacombe, the great Oblate missionary to the Aboriginal and Metis People of the West was moved by the spiritual plight of the Ukrainians. Unable to offer them spiritual consolation because he did not know their language, he wept over their fate. Though he was French Canadian, he travelled to Ukraine in 1900 to confer with 35 year-old Metropolitan Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky, the spiritual father of Ukrainian Catholics. In the face of great difficulties the two men were able to organize the foundations of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Western Canada. Metropolitan Sheptytsky sent four Basilian Missionaries and four Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate to Alberta. They arrived in Edmonton on October 31, 1902. This handful of missionaries established themselves at Mundare, Alberta, in the spring of 1903. Thus began the foundation of the Ukrainian Catholic Church In the West.

The film presents the drama of this foundation. It looks at the journey of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Alberta through the periods of Immigration, the Great War, the Prosperity of the 1920’s and the lows of the Great Depression. It touches on the tragedy of World War II and the Stalinist suppression of the Church in Ukraine. The film depicts the optimism of the Church through the 1950’s and 60’s and the decline of the 1970’s It describes the renaissance of the Ukrainian Catholic Church during the last years of the 20th century, ending with the celebration of the Centennial in November 2002. The story of the church is one of local drama and adventure.


Title: Solemn Installation of Most Rev. David Motiuk
Format: DVD
Price: $20 each

The solemn installation of Most Rev. David Motiuk as Eparchial Bishop of Edmonton on March 24, 2007, at St. Basil the Great Church in Edmonton with Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak, OSBM, presiding. Includes complete program of the installation banquet, with greetings by the Honourable Ed Stelmach, Premier of Alberta.


Title: The Divine Liturgy – An Anthology for Worship (The Divine Liturgy for Congregational Singing)
Price: Regular $ 58.95 each, we offer 25 % discount – $ 44.00 each
Publisher: Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies
Editor-in-Chief: Rev. Peter Galadza
ISBN 1-895937-12-4

This book is the first publication that reproduces the official 1988 Ukrainian Catholic Synod’s English translation of the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom – and the propers that were published with that edition – while also providing a full treasury of music, additional propers, hymns and preparatory prayers. The 1150 page book with English text.


Title: The Divine Liturgy for Congregational Singing
Condoctor: Prof. J. Michael Thompson
Performed by: Schola Cantorum of Saint Peter the Apostle
Format: two-CD set
Price: $ 25 set


Title: God is With Us!
Music Director and Condoctor: Melita Mudri-Zubacz
Performed by: Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Seminarians
Format: CD
Price: $15 each


Title: The Akathistos Hymn
Music by: Victor Kamins’kyj
Performed by: Choir and Orchestra of the Trembita State Capella of Ukraine
Format: CD
Price: $15 each


Title: The Divine Liturgy
Format: VHS (video) and DVD (video)
Price: $12 (VHS) or $15 (DVD) each


Title: The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
Performed by: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Youth Choir / Ukrainian and Bilingual
Format: CD
Price: $20 each


Title: The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom Pew Book / First Solemn Communion Divine Liturgy Pew Book
Price: $9.75 each (regular pew edition); $9.75 each (First Communion edition)