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Transfiguration
Protection of the Holy Mother of God
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Dormition
Nativity of the Theotokos
St. Philip’s Fast
The Entrance of the Theotokos
Nativity of Our Lord
Theophany of Christ
Feast of the Encounter of Our Lord
Great Lent
The Annunciation
Holy Week and Pascha
Ascension of Our Lord
Pentecost

Pentecost

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Ascension of Our Lord

Read about the origins, meaning and history of the feast of the Ascension of Our Lord at the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh website

Find a Scriptural exploration of the Feast of the Ascension at New Advent.org

Find a quick summary of the Feast, a short explanation of the icon of the Ascension and ways to celebrate the Feast of the Ascension

Holy Week and Pascha (Easter) Resources

The Feast Of The Annunciation Of The Most Holy Mother Of God

Watch a short video about the Feast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos and learn about the icon:

Learn about the history and significance of the Feast of the Annunciation here:

Great Lent

Lent (The Great Fast) is coming! Are you ready? The 5 Pre-Lenten Sundays will help you. These Sundays invite us to think about our own lives and whether we are living in a way that God has intended; finding God in others and treating them with love.

Presentation About Icons

On Thursday evening Frs Ivan & Bo Nahachewsky had the opportunity to present all about icons for “Tranquillight Calling”, a weekly online faith program put together from the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto. (Thursdays at 5pm Mountain Time – if you want to watch live, or recorded on YouTube if you want to watch a past episode.)

Feast of the Encounter of Our Lord

Learn about the Feast, the readings some interesting facts and ideas for activities in the classroom here:

Read about the history of the feast and the tradition of blessing candles:

Theophany of Christ

Watch a short informative video about the Theophany icon:

Take an in-depth look at the Baptism of Christ, its associated icon and the Mystery of Baptism in the Church in this 3-part video series:

BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST; The Mystery of Initiation & Identity of the People of God

Learn more about the history and the blessing of water associated with the Feast of the Theophany/ Jordan HERE!

Watch a presentation which contemplates the Icon of the Theophany by Fr. Andriy Chornenkyi:

Nativity of Our Lord

Read our article: Explanation of the Icon of the Nativity of our Lord HERE!

Read the Gospel accounts of the Nativity here:

Matthew 1:18-25

Luke 2:1-20

The Visit of the Wise Men:

Matthew 2:1-12

The Escape to and return from Egypt:

Matthew 2:13-23

Learn about the prophecies in the Old Testament which point to the Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in this presentation by Right Rev. Fr. Stephen Wojcichowsky from our “Christ in the Old Testament” video series:

Watch a presentation on meaning of the Icon of the Nativity of our Lord by Sr. Pat Lacey SSMI

Learn about the rituals and traditions of Sviat Vechir (Christmas Eve) here:

A unique way to look at gift giving this Christmas:

Watch a short engaging video about the Wonder of the Nativity:

St. Philip’s Fast

Daily Prayers for St. Philip’s Fast

Archeparchy of Winnipeg Nativity Fast Activity Booklet

My Journey Through the 2020 Fast, From https://www.byzimom.com/ 

Advent Fast Checklist Plan

St. Philip’s Fast Booklet English

St. Philip’s Fast Booklet Ukrainian

The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

Learn more about the Feast day here:

Read the main source of information about the Theotokos’ life (Protoevangelium of James) here:

Listen to a deep reflective podcast by Fr. Thomas Hopko about the importance of the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos in the Temple:

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Read a reflection on the Transfiguration of our Lord which deals with the questions “Was Christ’s divinity truly revealed?”

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Read a reflection on devotion to the Mother of God and the feast and here: 

Read a reflection on devotion to the Mother of God and the feast and here: 

Click on the image to download the Icon and Prayer (Ukrainian) 

Click on the image to download the Icon and Prayer (English) 

For more information about the origin of the Feast learn more at: 

To read some of the Apocryphal Works on the Dormition and Assumption of Mary:
The Account of St. John the Theologian of the Falling Asleep of the Holy Mother of God.

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