Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Українська Католицька Едмонтонська Єпархія


Christ is risen! – Truly, He is risen! Христос воскрес! Воістину воскрес!

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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Liturgical Calendar

May 3, 2016
  • The Repose of our Venerable Father Theodosius, Hegumen of the Monastery of the Caves at Kyiv and Organizer of the Cenoebitic (Common) Life in Rus (1074) and the Holy Martyrs Timothy and Maura (286-305); Hebrews 13:7-16; Matthew 11:27-30

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Simple Calendar

Nothing from May 3, 2016 to May 9, 2016.

Eparchial News

Events from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC

Growth of Ukrainian Catholic church continues

Source: Dailyheraldtribune.comAuthor: Kevin Hampson Some Grande Prairie church congregations are growing so much that they no longer fit into their churches. That was the case two years ago with the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish; the little chapel that... read more

March For Life 2016 Itinerary

To counter society’s increasing pro-death attitudes, with abortion and now assisted-suicide, the Alberta March for Life Association is hosting several 2016 pro-life events in April & May, including its 9th Annual March for Life, at Churchill Square on May 12 at... read more

All I Ask

All I Ask At the Last Supper, Jesus gave us what could be called his final, “death bed” request. It sums up the entire sense of his incarnation, teaching, passion, death and resurrection in these few words: “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should... read more

Because We Were Lost

Because We Were Lost The relationship we have with Jesus is wonderfully described in calling him the “Good Shepherd.” Jesus guards, guides, protects and watches over us, just as a human shepherd cares for his flock. The image of Christ bearing a lamb on his shoulders... read more

Thin Places

The early Celts used to say that heaven and earth are only three feet apart, and that in the “thin places” the distance is even smaller. Today, we sometimes stand mute, gazing upon the Milky Way glowing in the night sky or waves dashing themselves upon rocky coasts or... read more

Those Who Have Not Seen

In his first letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul recounts the number of persons who saw the risen Christ. In addition to the Apostles and the women, “he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time.” [1 Cor 15: 3-8] Even with this witness, Jesus... read more

Grande Prairie Job Posting: Preschool Teacher

Preschool Teacher One position, full time 40 hrs/week – One year contract with possibility of extension. Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm Start Date (expected): Aug. 1, 2016 We are a new Catholic preschool (located in the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God Ukrainian... read more

The Mercy of the Eucharist

The Mercy of the Eucharist In many churches of the Eastern rites, it’s traditional for the congregation to gather outside the sealed church on Easter morning, symbolizing Christ’s time in the tomb. The priest, with his hand cross, knocks three times on the main door... read more

Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy and Vespers Texts

April 25, 2016 Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 5 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! Today is the radiant and beautiful day which marks the middle of the Saviour’s feast of Resurrection! The feast which...

April 24, 2016 Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. We never cease to adore Your life-giving Cross, O Christ our God, and we glorify Your Resurrection on the...

March 27, 2016 PASCHA

THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST PASCHAL MATINS The clergy, fully vested as for Divine Liturgy in bright vestments, come before the altar in the usual order and all together they make a bow. A light is struck within the Altar, the First Priest lights the...

March 26, 2016 Great and Holy Saturday

Great Vespers with Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! Accept our evening prayers, O holy Lord, and grant us the remission of our sins, for You alone have revealed to the world...

March 19, 2016 Lazarus Saturday

DIVINE LITURGY Troparion and Kontakion Troparion, Tone 1: Assuring us before Your Passion of the general resurrection,* You raised Lazarus from the dead, O Christ God:* and so, like the children we also carry signs of victory* and cry to You, the conqueror of death:*...