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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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

May 26, 2015

The Third Finding of the Precious Head of the Holy, Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John; Passing into Eternal Life (1951) of Blessed Mykola (Nicholas) Tsehelsky, Priest and Martyr; The Holy Apostle Carpus, One of the Seventy Disciples ; Romans 1:1-7, 13-17; 2 Corinthians 4:6-15; Matthew 4:25-5:13; Matthew 11:2-15

May 27, 2015

The Holy Priest-Martyr Therapontus (254-59) ; Romans 1:18-27; Matthew 5:20-26

Eparchial News

Events from the Eparchy and throughout the UGCC

CNEWA Canada Launches Emergency Middle East Campaign

Source: 22 Apr 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario — CNEWA appeals to Canadians to continue their support for families fleeing the barbaric violence perpetrated by ISIS and the unresolved Syrian civil war. Among the millions affected are the once vibrant Christian...

Bishop David: Ordination Announcements

CIX! I am pleased to announce that, with the recommendation of the Sacred Orders and Ministries Commission, sacred orders will be conferred upon: · Ordination to the Diaconate – Andrij Nykyforuk, 10:00 am, Sunday, June 14, Saint Vladimir Parish, Edmonton; and ·...

The family accompanies the dying with love

COLF Message on the occasion of the NATIONAL WEEK FOR LIFE AND THE FAMILY 11-17 May 2015 Each year the Church in Canada designates one week as a special time for prayer and reflection on life and the family.  In light of the recent judgment of the Supreme Court of...

Pastoral Letter from His Beatitude on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II (UKR)

Любов понад усе! Звернення до вірних і всіх людей доброї волі з нагоди сімдесятих роковин закінчення Другої світової війни Звідки черпає силу увесь народ, як не з патріотизму? А патріотизм є тим вищим і благороднішим, чим більше опирається на Божому законі. Андрей...

Pope Francis’ Catechesis on the Family – 12. Marriage

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning, Our reflection on God’s original plan for man and woman as a couple, after having considered the two narratives from the Book of Genesis, now turns directly to Jesus. At the beginning of his Gospel, John the Evangelist narrates...

Mission Days 2015

About Mission Days: Through our active participation in the spiritual efforts of these ten Mission Days, once again we are called upon to discover and understand anew that our parish communities and families (domestic churches) are missionary in nature. Such...

CCODP: Emergency in Nepal

The earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th had terrible repercussions, killing over 7,000 people and injuring more than 14,000. An estimated 3 million people are in need of shelter and food. Development and Peace is coming to the aid of the earthquake’s victims...

Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy and Vespers Texts

May 31, 2015 Sunday of All Saints

We are obliged, not only to venerate the saints and to seek the assistance of the saints, but also to imitate their life and holiness. All Christians are called to holiness by virtue of the sacrament of Baptism. Every person, regardless of status and condition of...

May 24, 2015 Pentecost Sunday

GREAT VESPERS If it is the custom, after the initial Amen, all kneel and sing in Tone 6: Heavenly King, Advocate, Spirit of Truth,* who are everywhere present and fill all things,* Treasury of Blessings, Bestower of Life,* come, and dwell within us;* cleanse us of all...

May 14, 2015 Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The feast of the Lord’s Ascension always falls on a Thursday, on the fortieth day after Christ’s resurrection. This is one of the principal feast days of our Lord and therefore, has a post-feast of nine days. It celebrates the memory of Christ’s Ascension into heaven...

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...