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Can Ukrainian Catholic Priests Marry?

Can Ukrainian Catholic Priests Marry?

The full question: Hello! I am a Roman Catholic and recently discovered the Ukrainian Catholic Church through your live streams! I did not even know this tradition existed and have really been learning more about it recently, so forgive me since I am very uneducated...

How do I start and keep a rule of prayer?

How do I start and keep a rule of prayer?

Question: How do I start and keep a rule of prayer? I returned to the faith as an adult, while I am pretty constant in my church attendance I keep failing in my personal life, especially where prayer is concerned. It seems like I am forever starting a daily prayer...

When do you Bow in the Ukrainian Catholic Church?

When do you Bow in the Ukrainian Catholic Church?

The full question: I know that we as Ukrainian Catholics make the sign of the cross by touching our head, stomach, right shoulder, and then left shoulder, but I am really confused about bowing. What is the role of (and how should I perform) bows and similar...

Family and Faith

Nurturing Divine Virtues: The Art of Spiritual Parenthood

Nurturing Divine Virtues: The Art of Spiritual Parenthood

In the journey of faith, the concept of spiritual fatherhood and motherhood takes on a profound significance. It represents the spiritual guidance and nurturing of individuals along the path of holiness, reminiscent of the Most Holy Trinity, where the Father is the...

Nurturing Faith and Values in a Ukrainian Catholic Family

Nurturing Faith and Values in a Ukrainian Catholic Family

In today's fast-paced world, the Ukrainian Catholic family faces unique challenges in raising and educating their children. Rooted in Christian upbringing, education, and schooling, this blog post explores the roles of parents, the state, and the Church in nurturing...

7 Ukrainian Activities for the Family

7 Ukrainian Activities for the Family

1. Making varenykyJoin together as a family and learn how to make delectable varenyky. In just a few steps, you can experience a traditional Ukrainian meal. One person mixes the dough, one cooks the potatoes, and everyone helps pinch the perogies together. Then,...

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What is an Icon in Ukrainian Catholicsm?

What is an Icon in Ukrainian Catholicsm?

The Significance of Holy Icons in the Ukrainian Catholic Tradition In the realm of Ukrainian Catholicism, holy icons occupy a place of profound reverence. These sacred images, steeped in history and symbolism, serve as tangible representations of the divine. They...

How to Practice Prayer as Ukrainian Catholics

How to Practice Prayer as Ukrainian Catholics

1. Prayer with the PsalmsPraying with the words of Holy Scripture has been done since ancient times. One type of this prayer is the psalms, found in the old testament of the Bible, which serve as a guide and a way to learn how to pray. The psalms are spiritual songs...

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People of the Eucharist

The Eucharist and The Family

The Eucharist and The Family

We Are People of the Eucharist Towards a renewed love for Holy Communion   Reflections on the Eucharist by Bishop David Motiuk, Eparchy of Edmonton   December 2023 The Eucharist and The Family “O Christ, What Shall We Offer You?”               As our monthly...

The Eucharist and Baptism – From Rags to Riches

The Eucharist and Baptism – From Rags to Riches

We Are People of the Eucharist Towards a renewed love for Holy Communion   Reflections on the Eucharist by Bishop David Motiuk, Eparchy of Edmonton     November 2023 The Eucharist and Baptism – From Rags to Riches   In the early Church, when people became...

Thanksgiving, a Celebration of the Family

Thanksgiving, a Celebration of the Family

We Are People of the Eucharist Towards a renewed love for Holy Communion   Reflections on the Eucharistby Bishop David Motiuk, Eparchy of Edmonton October 2023Thanksgiving, a Celebration of the Family   Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in Canada in the month of...

Our Tradition

Ukrainian Christmas Eve Traditions: A Feast of Tradition and Joy

Ukrainian Christmas Eve Traditions: A Feast of Tradition and Joy

For those unfamiliar with the Ukrainian Catholic Church traditions, the Holy Supper on Christmas Eve holds a unique and significant place in Ukrainian households. In response to a query about this cherished tradition, we embark on a journey to unravel the intricacies...

Journey into the Heart of Ukrainian Catholic Christmas Traditions

Journey into the Heart of Ukrainian Catholic Christmas Traditions

In the enchanting realm of Ukraine, where spirituality dances with mysticism and the joy of communal feasting holds profound significance, Christmas celebrations unfold as a captivating blend of rich traditions and symbolic rituals.   Spirituality Meets Culinary...

What is The Washing of the Feet in the Ukrainian Catholic Tradition?

What is The Washing of the Feet in the Ukrainian Catholic Tradition?

In the Byzantine Churches, including in the Ukrainian Catholic Church, the rite of Washing of the Feet is traditionally celebrated by a bishop on Holy Thursday. This practice has its roots in chapter 13 of the Gospel of John, which describes how Jesus washed the feet...

Praying with Icons

Marble Floors and Growing in the Image and Likeness of God

Marble Floors and Growing in the Image and Likeness of God

Praying with Icons Windows into Heaven   Reflections on Growing in Our Friendship with Christ by Bishop David Motiuk, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton   March 2023 Marble Floors and Growing in the Image and Likeness of God Praying with Icons. Windows into...

Playing Hide and Seek with God

Playing Hide and Seek with God

Praying with Icons Windows into Heaven Reflections on Growing in Our Friendship with Christ by Bishop David Motiuk, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton   February 2023 Playing Hide and Seek with God Praying with Icons. Windows into Heaven. Growing in Our Friendship...

Our Lord’s Baptism and Life in the Trinity

Our Lord’s Baptism and Life in the Trinity

 Praying with Icons Windows into Heaven  Reflections on Growing in Our Friendship with Christ by Bishop David Motiuk, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton   January 2024 Our Lord’s Baptism and Life in the Trinity Last year, in a series of monthly reflections on the...

St. Macrina’s Store is a store serving Ukrainian Catholics in Canada, with a location in Edmonton, Alberta. The store sells a variety of Eastern Christian products to individuals, parishes, and eparchies.

Resource Library

10 Great Books for Ukrainian Catholics to Read

10 Great Books for Ukrainian Catholics to Read

Sign Out These Books For Free at the Resource Library!Looking for a new book to learn more about Eastern Christianity? We asked our Resource Librarian for a few suggestions on some of the most signed-out books from our Resource Library. All of these books are...

Resources for Catechists

Religious Education Store Pop-up: A Parish Case Study

Religious Education Store Pop-up: A Parish Case Study

In the spirit of fostering a deeper connection to faith beyond the pews, St. Vladimir Parish in Red Deer embarked on a unique religious education initiative in collaboration with the St. Macrina Store, operated by the Eparchy of Edmonton. This article delves into the...

Vibrant Parish Program Books

Vibrant Parish Program Books

The Vibrant Parish ProgramOur Lord Jesus Christ before his ascension into heaven instructed his disciples, saying: “Go therefore andmake disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the HolySpirit, teaching them to observe...

About Us

What do Ukrainian Catholics Believe?

What do Ukrainian Catholics Believe?

As a newcomer to the Ukrainian Catholic faith, it is natural to have questions about the teachings and beliefs of this religious community. Ukrainian Catholicism is steeped in rich traditions, values, and practices that date back to the 10th century. Though it shares...

What is the Eparchy of Edmonton?

What is the Eparchy of Edmonton?

Led by the Most Reverend David Motiuk, Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, our community is characterized by its devotion to the Byzantine Catholic faith and its commitment to serving others. Our dedicated clergy and laypeople work tirelessly to...

Who is Bishop David Motiuk?

Who is Bishop David Motiuk?

Our Bishop His Grace Bishop David Motiuk was born on January 13, 1962 in Vegreville, Alberta, the son of John and Olga (nee Sawchuk). In the 1980s, he specialized in computer science and business applications at the University of Alberta. In 1984, he began his...

Experience the peace and spiritual growth that comes with daily prayer and reading today’s hymns and readings with iPraises, the ultimate free app for Ukrainian Catholics. With iPraises, you get access to today’s hymns and readings. 

Our Social Mission

Join the Social Mission Commission and Make a Difference!

Join the Social Mission Commission and Make a Difference!

Our commission, currently led by Bishop David Motiuk, Bernadette Mandrusiak, Christina Csernyanski, Inessa McIntyre, David Franko, Leslie Mann and Markian Gowda is looking for passionate individuals to join our cause. If social development and justice ignite your...

Between the Pews Podcast

5 Ways to Invite God into Your Family

5 Ways to Invite God into Your Family

This podcast is not meant to give parents yet one more thing to add to their seemingly never-ending list of things to do or to feel guilty about not having the time to do things. I raised a busy family with 4 children and I know the pressures of today’s culture -...

4 Ways Youth Can Strengthen Their Faith

4 Ways Youth Can Strengthen Their Faith

Are you a young person wondering how you could connect more with your faith? It might seem hard to live by Catholic values like care for creation, dignity of life, and family in a world that seems to be ever increasing in opposition towards them. COVID-19 has...

Stories from the Seminary: An Interview with a Rector

Stories from the Seminary: An Interview with a Rector

Join Bishop David in his interview with Fr. Michael Winn, Rector of the Holy Spirit Seminary here in Edmonton for 12 years. In this episode, Bishop David discusses;  Qualities that make a good rector  What is the day in the life of a rector?   What is the day in the...

Eparchy News

Marble Floors and Growing in the Image and Likeness of God

Marble Floors and Growing in the Image and Likeness of God

Praying with Icons Windows into Heaven   Reflections on Growing in Our Friendship with Christ by Bishop David Motiuk, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton   March 2023 Marble Floors and Growing in the Image and Likeness of God Praying with Icons. Windows into...

The Three Temptations of Christ – An Eparchial Event

The Three Temptations of Christ – An Eparchial Event

The Three Temptations of Christ An Eparchial Lenten Series In Scripture, we read the account of Jesus retreating to the desert to pray and to fast.  There he is tempted by Satan three times and three times he refuses to accept what Satan has to offer.  In our...

Our History

The Birth and Resilience of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate

The Birth and Resilience of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate

In the late 19th century, a young woman named Michaelina Hordashevska from Lviv, Ukraine, felt a divine calling to dedicate her life to God. Little did she know that her spiritual journey would lead to the establishment of a congregation that would touch countless...

Who Was Bishop Nil Mykola Savaryn?

Who Was Bishop Nil Mykola Savaryn?

Article Written By: Rev. Dr Athanasius D. McVay Read this article in Ukrainian: https://synod.ugcc.ua/data/vladyka-nil-savaryn-3396/    Bishop Nil was the founding bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton. Born Mykola Savaryn in Staryi Sambir on 19...

75th Anniversary of Edmonton and Toronto Eparchies

75th Anniversary of Edmonton and Toronto Eparchies

This article is from Annales Ecclesiae Ucrainae, Annales Ecclesiae Ucrainae is a collection of articles by Rev Dr Athanasius McVay, pertaining to the history of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church. It is inspired by great works of ecclesiastical history, such as...