Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Українська Католицька Едмонтонська Єпархія

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory For Ever! Слава Ісусу Христу! Слава На Віки!!

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.
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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.
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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.
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The Shroud of Turin an Official Replica

By Bishop David Motiuk: It is with much love and great joy in my heart that I welcome you to Saint Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral as we solemnly receive and place on exposition for veneration an official replica of the Shroud of Turin.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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From Pascha to Pascha: We are Easter People - Let Us Beam With Festive Joy

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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.

Contact

Address: 9645 -108 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta Phone: (780) 424-5496 Fax: (780) 425-2330 Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm More Contact Info

Liturgical Calendar

February 10, 2016
  • Clean Wednesday; The Holy Martyr Charalampius (193-211); Sixth Hour - Isaiah 2:3-11; Presanctified - Genesis 1:24-2:3; Proverbs 2:1-22;

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Simple Calendar

Nothing from February 10, 2016 to February 16, 2016.

Eparchial News

Events from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC

Year of Mercy Column: No Fear

Author: Peter Yaremko The first miracle Peter witnessed at the hands of Jesus drove the fisherman to his knees—a catch of fish so heavy that Peter’s boat was in danger of sinking. Peter realized that if Jesus could do this, he also was able to look into Peter’s soul... read more

Bishop David: Catholic Schools and Inclusivity

February 2, 2016 Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Glory be to Jesus Christ! Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,             Re:      Catholic Education – A Call to Action I am writing to you today as a call to action.  Over the past many months, Alberta has been... read more

Year of Mercy Column: In the Garden with God

Author: Peter Yaremko During this Jubilee Year of Mercy the Church offers us a general pardon, an indulgence that is open to all, and the possibility to renew our relationship with God and neighbor. It’s an opportunity to deepen our faith and to live with a renewed... read more

Year of Mercy Column: An Invitation to Mercy

Author: Peter Yaremko What greater example of God’s mercy toward sinners is there than the invitation to the tax collector, Matthew, to become a follower of Jesus? Saint Bede the Venerable, an English monk of the seventh and eighth century, said, “Jesus saw him... read more

Year of Mercy Column: What Is Mercy?

Author: Peter Yaremko The Hebrew word “hesed” is often translated as “mercy.” But “mercy” as commonly understood today does not do justice to the richness and depth of meaning of “hesed.” A fuller translation of “hesed” would encompass concepts like trustworthy,... read more

Bishop David’s Calendar of Events: 2015

January 2015 1 – Divine Liturgy, New Year’s Day, Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord, Saint Josaphat Cathedral 4 – Divine Liturgy, Dormition of the Mother of God Parish, Edmonton; “Svichechky,” Plast Ukrainian Youth Association 5 – Funeral of Anne Lemiski, Park... read more

Year of Mercy Column: The Jesus Prayer

Author: Peter Yaremko Early Christians came to understand that the name of Jesus had great power, and that the recitation of His name was itself a form of prayer. Heeding St. Paul’s guidance to pray without ceasing, their ancient, short prayer became known as the... read more

Year of Mercy Column: Christmas

Author: Peter Yaremko The Old Testament book of Exodus warns us that no one can see God and live. But during these days of celebration of the Nativity, we are mindful that in his mercy, God has, in fact, showed us his face. It is the innocent and inviting face of an... read more

Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy and Vespers Texts

December 27, 2015 Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ, Octoechos Tone 6; Holy and Just Joseph, King David and James, Brother of the Lord in the Flesh; Holy Apostle, First Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. O Christ, You won the victory over Hades, You ascended the Cross so that You might raise up with Yourself...