Dear Friends, Welcome!

We are extremely pleased that you are visiting our website and are interested in the life of our parish family.

St. Mary the Protectress (Pokrova) Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and is under the omophorion of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.  For over sixty years, our parish has been a gathering place for the Ukrainian Orthodox faithful in the Detroit Metropolitan area.  We deeply appreciate the hard work of the founders of this parish – their legacy is a beautiful place of worship that enjoys a warm family atmosphere. 

Our parish has opened its doors and hearts to many generations of Ukrainians –many who have left their homeland to find a better life in the U.S.A. and those born here.   This has also become the spiritual home of many people from various post-Soviet countries.  We are very pleased to see the diversity of people worshipping together.   St. Paul people said, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3, 28).

We come together for worship services regularly on Saturdays and Sundays and during major holy days.  The main language of worship is Ukrainian, but services are also conducted in English and Church Slavonic.

Our current Church was built in 1970 and was the result of many generous donations of time and money of the entire Ukrainian Orthodox community.  From the very beginning our Church organizations and youth groups worked in close harmony with one another - the Sisterhood of St. Olha, the Cathedral choir, Lesia Ukrainka School of Religious and Ukrainian Education, the Ukrainian Orthodox League and the Organization of Democratic Ukrainian Youth (ODUM).

Our parish hall is the site of many celebrations and is the gathering place for Sunday fellowship lunches, choir practices, and summer Bible school activities. After Sunday worship, you can always enjoy delicious Ukrainian dishes lovingly prepared by the sisterhood of our church or the Junior UOL (Ukrainian Orthodox League).  Please come and join us for a hot bowl of borscht, varennyky, piroshky and coffee every Sunday. 


weekly updates

Christ is Risen!

П'ятниця. Friday, MAY 6 –
5:00 p.m. Trustees Meeting
5:00 p.m. Parish hall & kitchen is rented to Natalie's Little Friends Daycare & Preschool for their Mother's Day program (R. Zahaijko is the contact)

Субота . Saturday, MAY 7 -
9:00 a.m. School is in session w/morning prayer
Rehearsals for final performance scheduled for Sunday, May 15
Відвідування цвинтарів – Graveside Blessing Schedule
9:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Grand Lawn
12:00 Noon
White Chapel
1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - NO Vesper services

Неділя . Sunday, MAY 8 – 9:00 a.m. Свята Літургія
Неділя 2-а після Пасхи – Фомина / Провідна Неділя
The Second Sunday of Pascha; St. Thomas Sunday Tone 1
Observance of Mother's Day

9:00 a.m.
NOTE: Divine Liturgy services will begin one hour earlier to accommodate the General Litiya for those Fallen Asleep in the Lord and to allow us to be at graveside at the various cemeteries.

12:00 Noon
1:30 p.m.

Key Dates to remember:

MAY 9 - 7:00 p.m. UCARE meeting
MAY 15 – Lesia Ukrainka Final Program / JR. UOL Fundraiser Lunch & 50/50 raffle


  • Coming Events
  • Services

Confession: 9:40 AM
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM


Vespers: 5:00 PM
Confession: 5:40 PM


Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

For detailed Schedule:
Check our Calendar
The latest Publications:
An Adobe Acrobat file 2016_04
An Adobe Acrobat file Parish Bulletin 2016 Mar
An Adobe Acrobat file Rizdvo 2016

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  Church Calendar

  • Saints of the Day
  • Readings
Sunday , October 23, 2016
(Julian calendar:
Sunday , October 10, 2016)

Martyrs Eulampius and Eulampia

18th Sunday after Pentecost.
  Tone 1

Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council (787) ( movable holiday on Sunday closest to October 24).
Martyrs Eulampius and Eulampia at Nicomedia and 200 Martyrs with them (296).
Martyr Theotecnus of Antioch (4th c.).
St. Bassian of Constantinople (ca. 458).
St. Theophilus the Confessor of Bulgaria (716).
Saint Amphylochius, Bishop of Vladimir-Volyn (1122).
Synaxis of the Saints of Volyn.

Matins Gospel (7): John 20:1-10
Apostle: 2Cor. 9:6-11
Gospel: Luk. 5:1-11

Sunday , October 23, 2016
(Julian calendar:
Sunday , October 10, 2016)

Luk. 5:1-11
1 Now it came to pass, while the multitude pressed upon him and heard the word of God, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret;
2 and he saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3 And he entered into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the multitudes out of the boat.
4 And when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5 And Simon answered and said, Master, we toiled all night, and took nothing: but at thy word I will let down the nets.
6 And when they had done this, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes; and their nets were breaking;
7 and they beckoned unto their partners in the other boat, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.
8 But Simon Peter, when he saw it, fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
9 For he was amazed, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken;
10 and so were also James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they left all, and followed him.