Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Українська Католицька Едмонтонська Єпархія

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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








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

Year of Mercy Column: The Hundreth Lamb

Author: Peter Yaremko What does the Jubilee logo try to say to us? The logo and the motto of the Jubilee Year of Mercy summarize what the Year is all about. The motto Merciful Like the Father invites us to follow the example of the Father, who asks us not to judge or condemn but to forgive and to love without measure. The image of Christ bearing the lamb on his shoulders is one of the earliest images of Christ—found in the Catacombs. It reminds us that the Son—Himself the Lamb of God—embraces the lost soul upon his shoulders and carries us to redemption. The Good Shepherd leaves the ninety-nine in the flock to save the one—the hundreth lamb. Christ’s message is counter-intuitive to our world today, where it’s more acceptable to sacrifice the one for the good of the many. The lamb is us. Notice how, in the logo, the Good Shepherd’s eyes merge with those of humanity? Christ sees with the eyes of Adam, and Adam with the eyes of Christ. Christ is the new Adam, and in his gaze we recognize the love of the Father. Even the almond shape of the image is important. It calls to mind the two natures of Christ—divine and human. The three concentric ovals, growing lighter as they move outward, symbolize how Christ carries humanity out of the night of sin and death. The darker color shows how unfathomable the love of the Father is, He shows mercy to us all. Our prayer today: Merciful Jesus, you know we are little lost lambs and you lift us in your love.... read more

Advent Mission St. Josaphat Cathedral

St. Josaphat Cathedral 10825 97th Street N.W. Edmonton Commencing at all Divine Liturgies on the Lord’s Day: Saturday, December 12 – 5 PM; Sunday, December 13 – 9:30 AM & 11 AM Then, on the following evenings: Sunday, December 13 – 7 PM Monday, December 14 – 7 PM Tuesday, December 15 – 7 PM Wednesday, December 16 – 7 PM Preaching the Mission will be Father Bohdan Lukie CSsR, a Redemptorist Missionary from the Yorkton Ukrainian Canadian Province of Redemptorists. A Mission is a special moment in the life of a faith community when once again, we are gathered to listen to a Proclamation of God Our Father’s saving love for us in Jesus Christ. It is also a wonderful opportunity to give ourselves again to Jesus as Lord of our lives. This “hearing and proclaiming” is a vital part of the Mission of the Church. As St. Paul wrote: “How can they call on Him if they have not believed? And how can they believe if they have not heard the message? And how can the message be preached, if the messengers are not sent out? As the Scriptures says, ‘How wonderful is the coming of those who bring the Good News.’ So then, faith comes from hearing the message and the message comes through preaching Christ” – Romans 10:14-17. We ask you to pray that many will take advantage of this important event! Make it a priority for yourself and your family! Mark the dates on your calendar now and keep these days free so that you may participate as often as... read more

+ Sr. Rose Luby, SSMI Falls Asleep in The Lord

Sister Rose (Dosithea) Ann Luby, SSMI – 1928-2015 Sister Rose Luby, a member of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, died at St. Joseph’s General Hospital, Vegreville, AB on Thursday,  November 12, 2015. Rose  was born on June 06, 1928, in Ottawa, ON and baptised  and later confirmed in  the nearby St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church.  The Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. John the Baptist  was too distant from the family to regularly attend.  She was the first child born to Dmytro Luby and   Dominica (Wowk), who had emigrated from Western Ukraine before World War I.  She had one sibling, Mary. Rose attended Catholic Schools and attended Immaculate High School for one year, then attended the High School of Commerce the next year.  She completed her High School education at Sacred Heart Academy in Yorkton, SK, after she had made her first profession of vows as a Sister Servant. She became acquainted with the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, who came to teach catechism in the parish in the summer months.  Having experienced the call of Christ to religious life, Rose entered the Novitiate of the Sisters Servants in Mundare on November 05, 1944.  She took the religious name “Sister Dosithea” but in the early 1970s reverted to her baptismal name “Rose.”  She made first profession of vows on May 07, 1947, and final profession on August 15, 1953. In her 71 years as a Sister Servant, Sister Rose Luby generously served her religious community, church and people.  For over thirty years, she was a creative and dedicated educator.   She graduated from Toronto teachers’ College.  She studied at the Universities... read more

Year of Mercy Column: Why Mercy?

Author: Peter Yaremko The Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis begins December 8. What is it that makes mercy such an important part of our relationship with God and in our treatment of other people? Why is Pope Francis dedicating an entire year for us to be so mindful of mercy? Simply this: if you hope to receive mercy, show mercy. If you look for kindness, show kindness. If you want to receive, give. Do not ask for yourself what you deny to others. These thoughts come from Saint Peter Chrysologus, a fifth-century Italian bishop. Peter said that when you open your ear to others you open God’s ear to yourself. This idea of treating others with mercy is something well known to us as Catholics. We don’t show mercy to win heaven, but because Jesus asks us to—in the prayer he taught us: “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” The Jubilee Year of Mercy is intended to help us remember these words of Jesus and try to love others in the same way God loves us. We tend to love someone because they’re attractive or fun or because we want them to love us. That’s not why God loves us. He loves us not because we’re good, but because he is. Our prayer today: God of love, you pour out your mercy to overflowing. Help us to show mercy to others with the same... read more

Year of Mercy Column: Announcement

Author: Peter Yaremko The Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis begins one month from today—December 8. Even though it’s weeks away, we should get ready now to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event. The Jubilee Year is a new step on the Church’s journey to bring the Gospel of mercy to each person. As the Pope reminds us, “The whole Church is in need of mercy, for we are sinners.” What is the Jubilee Year of Mercy? A formal way that our Catholic community might share a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness toward us, Pope Francis says, is “almost tangible.” During this year, we hope to rediscover the joy of God’s mercy, which is greater than any sin. The Jubilee also is intended to remind us that we, in turn, are instructed by Jesus to give comfort to others throughout the human family. “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful,” he said. Perhaps the most encouraging words from Pope Francis? No one can judge us except God, and “his is a judgment of mercy.” The Pope adds, “Do not forget that God forgives all and God forgives always. Let us never tire of asking forgiveness.” Our prayer today: God of mercy, you are eager to forgive and quick to forget. Help us accept the gift of your mercy without question, and grant forgiveness to us and to others.  ... read more

Pontifical Council for Migrants highlights issue of human trafficking

(Vatican Radio) The Pontifical Council of Migrant and Itinerant People’s has issued a final document following an international symposium on the Pastoral Care of the Road. The document and plan of action offers reflections and recommendations highlighting the scourge of human trafficking and calls on states and governments to “protect with all legal measures children and women earning a living or living on roads and streets, who are often victims of socio-economic inconsistencies and/or human trafficking…”   FINAL DOCUMENT Plan of Action EVENT WE, the participants of the International Symposium on the Pastoral Care of the Road/Street, coming from 42 countries, representing all continents in the world: America, Europe, The Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Oceania, and from 12 Catholic institutions and religious congregations; organized by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, with the support of donor institutions, held in the Vatican City, on 13th-17th September 2015, on the theme: PLAN OF ACTION in response to the phenomenon of children and women who are compelled by various factors to earn a living or to live on roads and streets and their families; studied in the light of the Teachings of POPE FRANCIS and the conclusions of previous 8 international and continental meetings organized by PCPCMIP since 2003; enlightened by the continental presentations on the concerned phenomenon which is treated in the Guidelines on the Pastoral Care of the Road issued by PCPCMIP on 24th May 2007, and the conferences on family and human trafficking; also taking into consideration the VIII World Meeting of Families [USA, September 2015], the XIV Ordinary General Assembly... read more

The Shroud of Turin: The Most Studied Artifact in Christendom – Discover the Facts About this Amazing Cloth

Event and Shroud Location: St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church 10825 – 97 Street, Edmonton Sunday, November 22, 2 – 4 p.m.             Shroud presentation with the film, “Shroud.” Sunday, November 29, 2 – 4 p.m.             Shroud presentation with the film, “The Holy Face”   Presentations will feature the exposition of an official full size photographic replica on cotton cloth which has been produced under the authority of the Archdiocese of Turin, Italy.  Bishop David Motiuk requested a copy of the Shroud and the Archbishop of Turin was pleased to give one to the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton.  It is one of ten official copies in North America.  As well, four half Shroud upright displays will also be available for viewing.  These were made from photographs taken by Barry Schwortz, the official photographer for the 1978 scientific study of the Shroud.  Taking pictures of the displays will be permitted. With the help of a PowerPoint presentation, we will examine the most intriguing and amazing characteristics of the Shroud of Turin, many of which can be discerned and appreciated more fully in our time because of the advances in science and technology. We will address these important questions: What have we learned from science about the authenticity of the cloth? Is it possible to deduce where it has been during its long history? Is there a connection between church practices (liturgy, iconography) with the Shroud of Turin? Are there any other religious artifacts that shed light on the Shroud of Turin? If it is the actual cloth that wrapped the crucified, dead body of Jesus of Nazareth, what are... read more

Edmonton Eparchy Bi-Annual Convention 2015

The Ukrainian Catholic Council – Edmonton Eparchy Bi-Annual Convention– was held on October 16-18, 2015. The Ukrainian Catholic Council or Centralia comprises four eparchial lay organizations:  The Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada, the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of Canada, the Ukrainian Catholic Youth of Canada, and the Eparchy of Edmonton Chapter of the Knights of Columbus.  The theme of the Convention was “Family and Faith... read more


Source: The bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Holy Family of London Hlib (Lonchyna) reporting during the general meeting of the Synod of Bishops on October 9 streesed on mercy and truth as key concepts to take into account in teaching on marriage. Please read the text of his intervention translated by Athanasius McVay. “Jesus looked upon the women and the men he met with love and tenderness, accompanying their steps with patience and mercy, in proclaiming the demands of the Kingdom of God” (Instrumentum Laboris, 37). The face of God, as His Holiness reminds us, is the face of mercy. This is the face we, the Church, must show the faithful and the unfaithful, people of good will and those who seek not the Lord. Our task is to manifest God’s everlasting mercy (see Ps 136). Yet, if mercy is boundless, why does not everyone experience it? Because mercy cannot be encountered unless it is measured against the eternal law, which is truth. “Mercy and truth have met together”, says the psalmist (Ps 85:10 NKJV). One must seek the truth in order to experience mercy. The first words Jesus uttered when he began his public ministry were, “The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel” (Mk 1:15). Jesus is uniting mercy with truth, as did the psalmist. In order to enter the kingdom – the gift of God’s mercy – Jesus calls his disciples not to self-fulfilment, not to having fun, but to repentance and faith. This entails a change of mentality: from the ways of the world to the ways... read more

2016 Marriage Preparation Weekend

A Marriage Preparation Weekend is being hosted at St. Josaphat Cathedral in Edmonton, February 5th to 7th, 2016. Couples planning to marry within the Ukrainian Catholic Church are encouraged to register for the course by filling out the following form and returning it, or mailing it, with the registration fee to St. Josaphat Cathedral by Friday, January 15th, 2016. Mailing Address: St. Josaphat Cathedral Marriage Preparation Course 10825 – 97th Street Edmonton, Alberta, T5H 2M4   PDF – Schedule 2016   PDF – Registration... read more

6th Annual Bishop’s Gala: Dec 3, 2015

Six Annual Bishop’s Gala, Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre.  This festive gala raises funds to support the operation and programming of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton.  The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and an exciting live auction.  A silent auction will be held throughout the evening. Tickets are $160 each or $1280 per table of eight.  A charitable tax receipt for $75 will be issued per ticket.  Due to the tremendous success of Galas past, you are encouraged to purchase your tickets as soon as possible.  Contact the Chancery Office to purchase tickets: 780 424 5496 or chancery [at] edmontoneparchy [dot] com.  Also accepting donations of silent and live auction items from individual and corporate sponsors.  Contact Andrea Leader at 780 424 5496 or admin [at] edmontoneparchy [dot] com to make a donation.  All proceeds of the Gala will support the mission of the Church, that is, the sharing of the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.   PDF – Letter to Donors PDF – Silent Auction Form PDF – Annual Bishop’s Gala... read more

News on the Papal Synod on the Family

Married couples speak before the Synod Assembly Vatican City, 8 October 2015 (VIS) – Married couples are participating as auditors in this year’s Synod dedicated to the family, presenting their concrete experiences as couples, parents or grandparents before the Assembly of cardinals, bishops, priests and experts. On 5 October the Assembly heard the testimony of the Mexican couple Gertrudiz Clara Rubio de Galindo and Andres Salvador Galindo, executive secretaries of the Episcopal Commission for the Family of the Episcopal Conference, secretaries of CELAM for the Mexico-Central America zone. On 6 October, during the third General Congregation, the Assembly was addressed by Buysile Patronella Nkosi and Meshack Jabulani Nkosi, members of the Advisory Committee for the National Family Desk of the Southern African Episcopal Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Rubio de Galindo and Galindo Lopez have been married for 45 years and have two children and four grandchildren. They commented that the early years of their marriage were difficult due in particular to the economic problems they encountered, and some relatives even advised them to separate for this reason. “In spite of insistence to the contrary, Andres and I decided to fight against the imbalance that this had caused and to persevere with our marriage and the family we had started to raise, although we took this decision without a clear awareness of what the sacrament of marriage meant”, said Gertrudiz Clara Rubio de Galindo. “Shortly after, thanks to God we had the opportunity to have an experience with the Encuentro Matrimonial Catolico, in which we learned to communicate, to forgive, but above all to understand God’s plan for us as a... read more

News on the Papal Synod on the Family

Faith, like love, grows day by day Vatican City, 9 October 2015 (VIS) – His Beatitude Louis Raphael I Sako, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans and head of the Synod of the Chaldean Church offered a meditation during this morning’s prayer before the resumption of the work of the Synod. The Patriarch commented on the reading from St. Paul’s epistle to the Romans, emphasising the apostle’s wish to visit and bring the Gospel to the Christian community in Rome. In this way he affirmed that “living the faith in communion brings consolation”. “Paul is an apostle who feels that he is sent by God”, he said. “For him, the Gospel is an act of worship, and therefore it is praying, being in communion with God, loving, obeying, and living and bearing witness to the joy of proclaiming the Gospel in everyday life. So, one is not ashamed of the Gospel. He does not subordinate his proclamation to human opportunity or hypocritical respect, but rather considers the Gospel to be a gift of inestimable value that reveals God’s justice and grace”. “Faith is the basic condition for being justified and becoming children of God, as it is faith that gives meaning to life”, he continued. It is not “a static fact, or speculation, but rather an inner vision, a profound mystical relationship, lived in the details of difficult everyday life. Faith, like love, is a commitment and must grow day by day in the long journey of life”. On reconciling love and justice, the Patriarch remarked that “if love does not exceed justice, the Gospel becomes empty. It is... read more

News on the Papal Synod on the Family

First General Congregation: the Synod is the Church that walks together to see reality with the eyes of faith, says the Pope Vatican City, 5 October 2015 (VIS) – This morning at 9 a.m. the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops dedicated to “The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and the contemporary world” commenced in the Vatican. In the presence of the Holy Father, the first to speak was the Honduran Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, who presented to the Synod Fathers a brief meditation summarising the intentions and spirit of the Assembly. “Brothers, who come from the four corners of the world summoned by Peter, moved by the love of Jesus and the Mother Church”, he began. “St. Paul invites us, indeed, to joy. The joy of the gospel that Pope Francisco tirelessly proclaims worldwide. But as he himself has told us, the greatest risk in the world today, with its multiple and overwhelming consumption, is an individualistic sorrow that springs from the comfortable and covetous heart, the feeble search for superficial pleasures, the isolated consciousness. Sometimes it saddens us to hear how the world has focused on this Synod as if we came together as two opposing sides to defend entrenched positions. Therefore, with Jesus Christ joy is always born and reborn’”. “But let us take heart”, he continued. “We are not a Church in danger of extinction or indeed far less. Neither is the family, although it is threatened and opposed. Nor do we come to mourn or lament the difficulties. Psalm 26 tells us: ‘Be brave, take heart.... read more

+ Sr. Stephanida Maria Rawlyk, SSMI Falls Asleep in The Lord

Sr. Stephanida Maria Rawlyk, a Sister Servant of Mary Immaculate, died at the Lamont Health Care Centre, AB on  Saturday, October  10, 2015. Maria  was born on February  02, 1921, in Ukraine, Stanislaviv Oblast, district of Horodenka,  daughter of  Demetrius  (Dmytro) and Catherine (Budjak). The family emigrated to Canada in 1927, settling on a farm  in the Moon Hills District, located 85 km. north of Saskatoon,  near the town of Blaine Lake.  She attended the local rural school, where she received her elementary education. The 1930s were the years of severe economic depression and poor crops, but the farmers survived because they were self-sufficient raising livestock and poultry and planting large gardens. Maria, being the oldest daughter, helped her parents with domestic and farm chores, sacrificing a high school education. Since immigrants from Western Ukraine began obtaining homesteads in this district from 1905, a Ukrainian Catholic parish church was built in 1910 in the village of  Krydor.  The parish priest from the nearby Hafford Church served the parishioners at the time the Rawlyk Family lived in the area. Maria’s parents were dedicated Ukrainian Catholics, faithfully attending the church and sharing their faith with their children.  The priest who served the Krydor parish noted Maria’s  love of prayer and her her upright Christian life.  He encouraged her to become a Sister Servant of Mary Immaculate and fully supported her vocation in his letter of  recommendation to the Sisters. With this encouragement and pastoral support, Maria joyfully entered the Novitiate of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate in Mundare, AB, as a postulant on  January 21, 1942. Before beginning her formation... read more

Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter

The choice of theme this years has clearly been determined by the Celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, and the Holy Father undoubtedly desired that World Communications Day would provide the appropriate occasion to reflect on the deep synergy between communication and mercy. In the Bull of Indiction of the Jubilee Year, in paragraph 12, the Pope affirms that: The Church is commissioned to announce the mercy of God, the beating heart of the Gospel, which in its own way must penetrate the heart and mind of every person.  He adds: Her language and her gestures must transmit mercy, so as to touch the hearts of all people and inspire them once more to find the road that leads to the Father. It is helpful, in this regard, to remember that our reflection is situated in the context of an awareness that communication is a key element for the promotion of a culture of encounter. The Pope, on this occasion, refers to the language and gestures of the Church but the context makes it clear that all men and women in their own communications, in their reaching out to meet others, ought to be motivated by a deep expression of welcome, availability and forgiveness. The Theme highlights the capacity of good communication to open up a space for dialogue, mutual understanding and reconciliation, thereby allowing fruitful human encounters to flourish. At a time when our attention is often drawn to the polarized and judgmental nature of much commentary on the social networks, the theme invokes the power of words and gestures to overcome misunderstandings, to heal memories and... read more

Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy and Vespers Texts

November 22, 2015 Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 1 Post-feast of the Entrance of the Mother of God The Holy Apostle Philemon and Those with Him [Nativity Fast]

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. Accept our evening prayer, O holy Lord, and grant us forgiveness of sins, for You alone manifested the Resurrection to the world. The just shall… Read more...

November 21, 2015 Entrance of the Mother of God Into the Temple

GREAT VESPERS Beginning of Vespers with Litiya: Glory be to the holy, consubstantial, life-creating and undivided Trinity, now and ever and for ages of ages. Amen. Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice!… Read more...

November 16, 2015 The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is taken. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 If You mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?* But with You forgiveness is that You may be revered. The searcher of the hearts of men inspired your mind, Apostle, with His divine knowledge: He called you to Himself, ransoming… Read more...

November 15, 2015 Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 8 Holy Martyrs and Confessors Gurias, Samonas and Abibus [Nativity Fast]

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. 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 mercy You have shown us by Your resurrection. The just… Read more...