Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Українська Католицька Едмонтонська Єпархія

Glory to Jesus Christ!
Glory Forever!

Слава Ісусу Христу!
Слава на Bіки!

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.


Mailing Address: 9645 -108 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta
Phone: (780) 424-5496
Fax: (780) 425-2330
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Email: chancery [at] edmontoneparchy [dot] com

Liturgical Calendar

August 5, 2015

The Fore-feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ; Holy Martyr Eusignius (360-63) [Dormition Fast]; 2 Corinthians 3:4-11; Matthew 23:29-39

August 6, 2015

The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ [Dormition Fast]; 2 Peter 1:10-19; Matthew 17:1-9

Upcoming Eparchial Events

Events on August 8, 2015

Priestly Ordination: Fr. Deacon Jim Nakonechny

Starts: 10:00 am

Location: St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Edmonton

Events on September 9, 2015

Memorial Divine Liturgy for +Bishop Greschuk

Starts: 7:00 pm

Events on September 27, 2015

2015 World Tourism Day

Starts: 12:00 am

Events on October 5, 2015

Annual Clergy Study Days

Starts: 9:00 am

Location: Providence Centre, Edmonton.

Presbyteral Council meetings

Starts: 10:00 am

Eparchial News

Events from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC

One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities

1. It was 2012 when the symbolic barrier of one billion international tourist arrivals was surpassed. Now the numbers continue to grow so much that the forecasts estimate a new threshold of two billion will be reached in 2030. To this data even higher figures related... read more

Overview of the Encyclical Laudato si’

Vatican City, 18 June 2015 (VIS) – The following text offers an overview of the 191 pages of the Encyclical Laudato si’ and its key points, along with a summary of each of its six chapters (“What is happening to our common home”, “The Gospel of Creation”, “The... read more

Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy and Vespers Texts

July 20, 2015 The Holy and Glorious Prophet Elias

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is taken. At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! O all-compassionate Word, You carried Elias the Tishbite away from the earth in a chariot of fire. Through his...