bishop visitation

His Grace Bishop Daniel

Wed. April 27, 6:30 PM
Anointing Service

Thurs. April 28, 10 AM
Divine Liturgy

Thurs. April 28, 6:30 PM
12 Gospels

Fri. April 29, 6:30 PM
Vespers with Burial

Sat. April 30, 10 AM
Divine Liturgy

Sat. April 30, 11:30 PM
Midnight Service

Sun. May 1, 12 AM
Paschal Services

Mon. May 2, 10 AM
Divine Liturgy


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

 Glory to Jesus Christ!

APRIL BULLETIN with Holy Week schedule & please note the additional services on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday morning, April 28.

Please check this link for a full schedule.


His Grace Bishop Daniel is arriving next Tuesday, April 26 and will be with us during the entire Holy Week, Bright Saturday, Pascha (Easter) and Bright Monday! Please make every effort to attend these services.

On Thursday, April 28th following the reading of the Twelve Gospels of the Passion of Christ, His Grace has asked all the youth of our parish to join him in placing flowers and preparing the Lord's Tomb. This will be a wonderful opportunity for our youngsters and teens to learn more about this tradition and understand its significance.

PASKAs were baked on Wednesday and Thursday (thank you to Georgia Kereluik, Wara Siryj and Lydia Higgins) and may be picked up April 17.

Субота . Saturday, APRIL 23 – LAZARUS SATURDAY

(The Church celebrates the raising of Christ's friend Lazarus from the dead and represents the miracle performed before Christ's Passion)

9:00 a.m. School is in session – morning Moleben

9:30 a.m. Confession

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

12:00 NOON – Priority Cleaning: Our focus tomorrow will be to clean the sanctuary, church and choir loft in preparation for Velikden. We will also be hanging the clean cloths around the icons and placing them back and will need help doing this.

LANDSCAPING: We need to finish planting (6 Arborvitae bushes to be delivered on Saturday). Some of our volunteers will be completing the painting of the main gates (brama). We have to finish cleaning the parking lot as well.

MAINTENANCE: We will need to create a cordon around the area where the house was removed. Also, Consumers Energy has started their excavation (outside our fence line) on Woodburn but our entrance to the parking lot has not been impacted. Exterior Power-washing: Thank you again to Mykola Newmerczyckyj who spent a couple of days this past week power-washing & cleaning the brickwork and limestone on the outside of the hall. Looks great! Mykola will complete the church exterior at a later date.

FLOORS: We have hired a company to wash & buff the floors in the hall, corridor and school on Monday, April 25. Two things, in preparation for this, we will need to remove some items in the school, hall and behind the bar to allow for ease of access to clean the floor. Then on Sunday (please don't hurry home) we will need to put away all the tables.

5:00 p.m. Vespers (followed by Holy Confession in preparation for Sunday)

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


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


Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

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  • Readings
Monday , May 2, 2016
(Julian calendar:
Monday , April 19, 2016)

Martyr Christopher

Bright Week. Fast-free week.  

Bright Monday.

St. John of the Ancient Caves in Palestine (8th c.).
Martyrs Christopher, Theonas, and Antoninus in Nicomedia (303).
Hieromartyr Paphnutius of Jerusalem.
St. George the Confessor, bishop of Antioch in Pisidia (813-820).
St. Tryphon, patriarch of Constantinople (933).
St. Nicephorus, abbot of Katabad.

Apostle: Act. 1:12-17, 21-26
Gospel: Jn. 1:18-28

Monday , May 2, 2016
(Julian calendar:
Monday , April 19, 2016)

Jn. 1:18-28
18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].
19 And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent unto him from Jerusalem priests and Levites to ask him, Who art thou?
20 And he confessed, and denied not; and he confessed, I am not the Christ.
21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he saith, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered, No.
22 They said therefore unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet.
24 And they had been sent from the Pharisees.
25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why then baptizest thou, if thou art not the Christ, neither Elijah, neither the prophet?
26 John answered them, saying, I baptize in water: in the midst of you standeth one whom ye know not,
27 [even] he that cometh after me, the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to unloose.
28 These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.