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 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
CHRIST THE LIGHT AND LIFE: A WALK THROUGH THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN Wednesdays, Nov 14-Dec 19, 8:30pm EST/5:30pm PST The Fourth Gospel announces the coming of Christ as the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets for the children of God who believe in Him. Come learn...read more
UPCOMING EVENT 2018 Clergy Conferences: November 2 (9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Providence Renewal Centre) Catholic Education Sunday is celebrated on November 4. The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories issued a Message on the occasion, “Rejoice and Be...read more
AGE: Teen girls 13-18 yrs. DESCRIPTION Woven is a workbook and seminar designed to help modern girls see themselves as beloved by God, created in His image, and intended by God to reflect His love to others. Facilitated by Joyanne Rudiak, Victoria Kostyniuk, and...read more
Preparing for Baby Jesus Overnight Retreat – November 24 – 25th, 2018 Ages: Grades 1 through 6 Make new friends! See friends from summer or previous camps at this overnight retreat. Bring a friend and spread the word! Drop off: 3:30, November 24 Pick-up: After divine...read more
The Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Seminary Comes to Edmonton (Blessing of Building and Start of New Year)
Source: New Pathway Ukrainian News Lidia M. Wasylyn , Parish Council, St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral. The former Basilian House of Studies in Edmonton was transformed into the newly relocated Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Seminary at a joyous opening and...read more
Source: news.ugcc.ua The inaugural and first annual Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Singing Conference (“UGCCSingCon”), for cantors, singers, choir directors, clergy, and all those interested in church singing, was held in Parma, Ohio, from Friday, October 5, to...read more
Who buries people who have no family or friends to grieve them? We hear from Marc Turgeon, the director at St. Michael's Cemetery who plans funerals for people who die aloneread more
The Shroud of Turin: Discover the facts about the most studied artifact in Christendom (Oct 28, 2018 & Feb 24, 2019)
DESCRIPTION: The presentation on the Shroud of Turin will feature the exposition of an official full size photographic replica on cotton cloth which has been produced under the authority of the Archdiocese of Turin, Italy. It has been gifted to Bishop David from the...read more
UPCOMING EVENTS During the month of September, the Eparchy of Edmonton conducts its annual Vocations and Seminary Collection. “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” It likewise takes the support of the whole Church to form a deacon, priest, religious,...read more
RESOLUTIONS OF THE 2018 SYNOD OF BISHOPS September 17, 2018 Highlights of the RESOLUTIONS OF THE 2018 SYNOD OF BISHOPS OF THE UGCC Prot. MA 18/309 For the glory of the Holy, Consubstantial, Life-giving and Indivisible Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and for the...read more
The parishes in the Redwater district are hosting a Puschenia on November 3, 2018 in Radway, AB at the Radway Agri-centre. Tickets are $50 which include a Ukrainian meal and a dance featuring Millenia. For tickets, contact Jacob Onyschuk at 780-292-0057 or...read more
All Gentlemen are invited to attend Nov. 2-3. 2018: Called to be Holy - Men’s Retreat/Conference Being a Christian Man in the World Today Although there are many things in the world that are contrary to the Christian Faith, we can still engage this culture and...read more
Women age18 + are invited to join this faith sharing group. Beginning Sept. 18, 2018, we will gather for 8 sessions, to reflect on Scripture, Church teachings and God’s grace at work in our lives. The aim is to help to women grow in their relationship with God and...read more
Young Adult Pilgrim’s Retreat (Age 18 – 35) Dec. 27 – Jan. 3 Climbing the Mountain – Holy Transfiguration Monastery, California Visit the monastery on Mt. Tabor for prayer and talks, with excursions to California’s Pacific Coast, Redwood Forest, Wine Country and a...read more
Fall Teen Retreat Ages; 13 - 17 September 21 - 22, 2018 Friday 6pm to Saturday 7pm Where: Camp Oselia (Range Rd. 53 – Hwy 16) Cost: $50 Start your school year right! Unwind, recharge, and share some prayers and fun at this year's Eparchial Fall Teen Retreat. Bring a...read more
https://youtu.be/O43l6GxjJD4 After a relaxing and enjoyable summer, we return once again to the classroom, renewed and full of excitement as a new School Year begins. When I was a student, our teacher would welcome us back, then invite each of us to share something...read more
Liturgical PropersDivine Liturgy and Vespers Texts
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “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! Having established action, blessed one, as an entrance into true vision, and vision as the end of divine action, you...
November 13; Our Holy Father John Chrysostom (the Golden-Mouthed), Archbishop of Constantinople (407)
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; The Holy Priest-Martyr Josaphat, Archbishop of Polotsk (1623); John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria (619); Nil the Faster (430)
GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! O Josaphat, you are worthy of glory. Your sacred vestment was stained with your martyr’s blood, and now you have entered...
Nov 11, Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Tone 8; the Holy Martyrs Menas, Victor and Vincent (138-61); Our Venerable Father and Confessor Theodore the Studite (826)
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...
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...
November 04; Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Tone 7; our Venerable Father Joannicius the Great (846); the Holy Martyrs Nicander, Bishop of Myra and the Priest Hermas
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...
October 26; 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 28; Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, Tone 6; the Holy Martyrs Terentius and Neonila; Our Venerable Father Stephen the Sabaite, Composer of Canons (9th c.); the Holy Martyr Parasceve of Iconium
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...
October 21; Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, Tone 5; our Venerable Father Hilarion the Great (371)
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...
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...