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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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

God’s Martyr, History’s Witness:
Blessed Nykyta Budka the First
Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Bishop of Canada

The book is available through the
Edmonton Eparchial Chancery  at a cost of $25

Liturgical Calendar

April 27, 2015

The Holy Priest-Martyr Simeon, Relative of the Lord; Our Venerable Father Stephen, Bishop of Volodymyr in Volhynia (1094) ; Acts 10:1-16; John 6:56-69

April 28, 2015

The Holy Apostles Jason and Sosipater; the Holy Martyrs Dadas, Maximus and Quintilianus (286-305); Our Father among the Saints Cyril of Turau (1183) ; Acts 10:21-33; John 7:1-13

Eparchial News

Events from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC

Seminarian Student Tom Hrywna Ordained to the Diaconate

Source: On Saturday, March 28, 2015 at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church in Toronto, Ontario, at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Lazarus Saturday, Bishop John (Pazak) ordained Subdeacon Tom Hrywna to the Diaconate. Participating in...

Budka Biography Receives Manitoba Archives Award

The Manitoba Archives Association has selected the author of God’s Martyr, History’s Witness to be one of 10 recipients of the Manitoba Day Award. The Association established the Award in 2007 to recognize users of archives who have completed an original...

6th Annual “Bishop’s Prayer Breakfast”

The 6th Annual “Bishop’s Prayer Breakfast” will take place 7:30 – 9:00 am, Wednesday, June 3, at Saint Josaphat’s Cathedral Hall – Verkhovyna (9637 – 108 Avenue), Edmonton. The event supports through prayer our clergy, religious, monastics and laity in their...

One Day Workshop for Youth Catechist

The Catechism and Youth Ministry departments are planning a one day workshop for youth catechist and those aspiring to be youth catechists (sacramental prep, youth groups, altar servers, children of Mary, Bozhy Dity) on May 2, 2015. To register please call or email:...

Bishop David: Easter Sunday Homily

Easter – Celebrating Families   Today, we celebrate the glorious feast of the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Today, we repeatedly extol and rejoice in the Risen Christ’s final victory over sin and death. Today, we sing a hymn of victory, for in our...

Bishop David: Great and Holy Friday Homily

Good Friday and “Crossovers”   The focus of Good Friday is the passion, death and burial of our Lord Jesus Christ. The liturgical services of Good Friday, with their rich lessons from Sacred Scripture, help us to understand and celebrate the mystery of Christ’s...

Paschal Message of His Beatitude Sviatoslav (ENG/UKR)

EASTER MESSAGE OF HIS BEATITUDE SVIATOSLAV Most Reverend Archbishops and Bishops, Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers, Venerable Brothers and Sisters, Dearly Beloved in Christ of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church Christ is Risen! Let the divinely inspired Habbakuk...

CCCB: Message for Holy Week and Easter 2015

“Choose life!” This is God’s plea to his people, a plea which echoed in our churches during the first week of Lent as a few lines of the book of Deuteronomy were proclaimed (30.19). Isn’t it surprising to hear God plead with his people, beg them, implore them to make...

New biography of Bishop-Martyr Nykyta Budka

Source: Vatican Radio A book presentation was held in Rome last week for the launch of a new biography of the first Ukrainian Greek Catholic Bishop of Canada, Blessed Nykyta Budka. Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halych was present for the book launch,...

Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy and Vespers Texts

April 29, 2015 Mid-Pentecost

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma from the 9th Kathisma   At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 The mid-point of the feast has arrived; the days which begin with the resurrection of the Saviour and are fulfilled in the divine feast of Pentecost. Truly it unites both Feasts and draws light...

April 25, 2015 Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung.   At Psalm 140 In Tone 8 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! After following in the steps of Christ, serving Him with devotion, Myrrhbearers, you did not forsake Him even...

April 23, 2015 Great Martyr and Wonderworker George

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading The first antiphon of the First Kathisma is read. At Psalm 140 In Tone 2 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! Hearing the joyful words of the angels sitting in the tomb of the Word, the women who had run there...

April 5, 2015 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...

April 4, 2015 Great and Holy Saturday

In the early Church, Holy Saturday was the day when catechumens were baptized. In the Byzantine tradition, this took place at the Vespers with Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil which we still have on Holy Saturday. This service is the original “Easter Vigil.” In recent...