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Sunday, February 24; Meatfare Sunday, Tone 7; The First and Second Finding of the Precious Head of the Holy, Glorious Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist; Rank: All-Night Vigil

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...

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place from January 18-25, 2019. An Ecumenical Prayer Service was be held at 7:00 pm, Sunday, January 20 at Saint John Bosco Roman Catholic Church (13503 – 40 Street, Edmonton), with the participation of Bishop...

Video: Nativity 2018 – Assumption Ukrainian Catholic Church Calgary – Parish Choir ‘Surma’

    Різдво 2018 Парафіяльний Хор ‘Сурма’ При Церкві Успення Пресвятої Богородиці Українська греко-католицька церква Калґарі, Альберта, Канада Диригент пані Ірина Калинович Парох всечесний о. Роман Планчак Christmas 2018 Parish...

Woven: A Retreat For Teen Girls (13-18)

The Edmonton Eparchy is hosting a weekend retreat for teen girls aged 13-18 that explores what it means to be a young woman living according to the Eastern Christian faith in the modern world. Using the workbook, Woven, Victoria Kostyniuk, Joyanne Rudiak, and...

“GOD’S WORD AND CATECHESIS” Pastoral Letter of the 2018 Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church to the Clergy, Religious and all the Laity (ENG/UKR)

For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!  (1 Cor 9:16).   Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers! Venerable Brothers and Sisters in religious and monastic life! Dear...

Saturday, January 5 Theophany Eve

[Day of strict fast, abstinence from meat, dairy and eggs, and foods that contain these ingredients]. The Great Blessing of the Water is taken at the end of this service. The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil The Great is celebrated in the morning on January 6. The Great...

Jan 1, 2019; The Circumcision of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ; Our Father Among the Saints Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia (379); Gregory of Nazianzis, father of Gregory the Theologian (374); Holy Martyr Basil of Ankyra (322)

GREAT VESPERS WITH LYTIA Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man” is sung.   At Psalm 140 In Tone 8 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! In his love for mankind, the Saviour condescended and willed to be wrapped in swaddling clothes. Eight...

Dec 30, 2018; Sunday after the Nativity of Christ Commemoration of the Holy and Righteous Joseph the Betrothed, David the King, and James, Brother of the Lord, Tone 7; the Holy Martyr Anysia (286-305); Holy Martyr and Presbyter, Zoticus, Protector of Orphans (4th c.)

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...