Documents and Policies

Eparchial Directives and Policies:


Funeral Rites in the Eparchy of Edmonton – (July 1, 2005)

25 Year Pastoral Plan for the Eparchy of Edmonton – (March 25, 2012)

Parish Pastoral Council Guidelines – (November 14, 2007)

Suggested Table of Offerings (Revised June 1, 2019)


Pastoral Letters:

Pastoral Letter of His Beatitude Sviatoslav for Great and Holy Pascha(Easter) 2012 (UKR)
Pastoral Letter of His Beatitude Sviatoslav: “The Vibrant Parish – a place to encounter the living Christ” – ENG/UKR – (Dec 2, 2011)

Pastoral Letter of the Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of Canada on the Occasion of the Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord (ENG/UKR) – (April 2012)
Pastoral Letter of the Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of Canada on the Occasion of the Feast the Nativity of Our Lord (ENG/UKR) – (Dec 2011)

Pastoral Letter of the Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of Canada on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute – (2011)

Pastoral Note on the Creed and the Filioque / Символ Віри та Filioque – Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of Canada – September 1, 2005


Official Documents:

Decree on the Eastern Catholic Churches: Orientalium Ecclesarium – Vatican II Council (November 21, 1964)
Applying the Liturgical Prescriptions of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches– Congregation for the Eastern Churches (January 6, 1996)
Decree on Ecumenism: Uniatis Redintegratio – Vatican II Council (November 21, 1964)
Canons of the Particular Law of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church/Канони Партикулярного Права Української Греко-Католицької Церкви



A Practical Guide to Evangelization for Byzantine Catholic Parishes, by Anthony Dragani


Vibrant Parishes: 25 Year Pastoral Plan

25 Year Pastoral Plan – To Know God, to Love God, and to Serve God (ENG and UKR)
Becoming a More Welcoming Parish – Towards a Ministry of Welcome (ENG and UKR)
Pastoral Letter of His Beatitude Patriarch Sviatoslav – The Vibrant Parish – A Place to Encounter the Living Christ (ENG and UKR)
Vibrant Parishes Guide for Laity (ENG and UKR)
Stewardship – A Way of Christian Life (ENG and UKR)
Purpose and Role of the Parish Welcoming Committee (ENG)
“Best practices” As it Relates to Pillar Two:  “To Love God” (ENG)

Other Modern Documents:

The Light of the East: Orientale Lumen – by Pope John Paul II (May 2, 1995)
On the Fourth Centenary of the Treaty of Brest – Apostolic Letter – by Pope John Paul II (November 12, 1995)
Eastern Theology Has Enriched the Whole Church – by Pope John Paul II (August 11, 1996)
To The Faithful on the Church in the Middle East: Communion and Witness – by Pope Benedict XVI


Our Church’s Ecumenical Mandate:

That They May Be One – Ut Unum Sint – by Pope John Paul II (May 25, 1995)
Ad Tuendam Fidem – by Pope John Paul II. Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio by which certain norms are inserted into the CCEO (may 18, 1998)
On the Unity in Christ– by Patriarch Josyf Slipyj (June 3, 1976)
Eastern Churches Called to Twofold Fidelity – by Pope John Paul II (November 17, 1999)


Historical Documents:

On the Propagation of the Faith and Eastern Churches – Christi Nomen – by Pope Leo XIII (December 24, 1894)
On the Churches of the East – Orientalium Dignitas – by Pope Leo XIII (November 30, 1894)
On the Observance of the Oriental Rites – Allatae Sunt – by Pope Benedict XIV (July 26, 1755)
Concerning Ritual Matters,  by Metropolitan Andrew Sheptytsky (April 13, 1931)


Protection of Minors and Vulnerable

Digital Press Kit on the Protection of Minors (29 March 2019) – by Holy See Press Office
Pastoral Letter regarding safeguarding from various incidents of violence toward children, handicapped, and vulnerable people – Synod of the UGCC 2019

Other Documents

Anamnesis, Not Amnesia: The “Healing of Memories” and the Problem of “Uniatism”  – Fr. Robert Taft, SJ, 21st Kelly Lecture, University of Toronto (December 1, 2000)
“Eastern Presuppositions” and Western Liturgical Renewal – Fr. Robert Taft, SJ, Reflections on the dynamics of modern liturgical renewal, especially in its earlier theoretical phases anterior to Vatican II and its aftermath.