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!





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?

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.

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.

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.

The Shroud of Turin an Official Replica

The Shroud of Turin Solemn Exposition of an Official Replica Authorized by the Archdiocese of Turin, Italy

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.

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.

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.

Liturgical Calendar

August 19, 2018
  • Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Tone 4; Post-feast of the Dormition; Holy Martyr Andrew the General and those with him (286-305); 1 Corinthians 16:13-24; Matthew 21:33-42;

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Clergy Retreat 2018

The Eparchy Clergy Retreat 2018 took place at Sanctum Retreat Centre, Caroline. The retreat was...

Mundare Vidpust Pilgrimage

Everyone is invited to come to this year’s Vidpust, which will take place Sunday, June 24, 2018 at...

Photos – St Michael’s Cemetery Prayer Service

Pentecost Sunday: Prayer Services will be held on Julian Calendar Pentecost at St. Michaels...

Prayer Services at St. Michael Cemetery Honouring Fallen Soldiers in Battle for Ukraine’s Freedom

Prayer Services will be held on Julian Calendar Pentecost at St. Michaels Cemetery honouring all...

Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Newborn Death, Memorial Service and Sharing

On May 11, 2018, 6:00 pm. – 8:30 pm. at Holy Eucharist Parish, 6425-120 Ave,  We welcome all who...

A Home of Our Own: St. Sophia’s Dream Comes to Fruition

By Ellen Yakimyshyn and Terry Oszust, Parishioners Approximately 60 people were able to join...

A gentle breeze offered by the Holy Spirit: Sub-deacons ordination in Calgary

By Laurie Kindrachuk, Calgary St. Stephen Protomartyr Views from the Pews newsletter and Jayne...

Special meaning in Divine Liturgy at Knights of Columbus convention: Several Churches join in celebration

By Bill Lewchuk, 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator,...

The St. Basil UCWLC “One Day Retreat” “Jesus I Trust in You”

Dear Edmonton Eparchy Pastors and Parishioners, Guests and Friends:   YOU ARE INVITED TO: The St....

Praznyk reached out to the community: The Holy Spirit at work at Festival of the Mother of God

By Bill Lewchuk, St. Stephen Protomartyr Ukrainian Catholic Parish, Calgary (Edit and design by...

From Pascha to Pascha: We are Easter People - Let Us Beam With Festive Joy








Bishop David

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.

Our Mission:

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 News

Events from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC


Bishop David Mother’s Day Message     Mothers and Myrrh-bearing Women Soon after Jesus’ resurrection, the word of God continued to spread and the number of faithful greatly increased – so much so that the twelve disciples had difficulty in continuing to care for the widows...

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Bishop Blesses Easter Baskets

By Marco Levytsky, New Pathway – Ukrainian News Western Bureau Bishop David Motiuk, Ukrainian Catholic Eparch of Edmonton, blesses the Easter baskets at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Edmonton on Holy Saturday, March 31. Besides the special foods, the...

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Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy and Vespers Texts


July 22, 2018 – Commemoration of the First Six Ecumenical Councils, Tone 8; the Holy Myrrh-bearer and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene; Return of the Relics of the Priest-Martyr Phocas

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 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...

July 15, 2018 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Tone 7; the Holy Grand Prince Vladimir (Volodymyr), Equal-to-the-Apostles, Named Basil at Holy Baptism (1015); Holy Martyrs Cyricus and Julitta, His Mother

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...

June 27, 2018 – 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!”...