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!

Saturday, NOVEMBER 14
9:00 a.m. Ukrainian School / Moleben

5:00 p.m. Vespers

Sunday, NOVEMBER 15
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy
Неділя 24-та після П'ятидесятниці. Голос 7
24th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 7
Panachyda to commemorate the 15,000 fallen at the Battle of Baturyn

Following the dedication of the Holodomor Memorial in Washington, D.C. we spent 2 ½ days at our UOC of USA Strategic Planning sessions in S. Bound Brook (A. Smyk, L. Symonenko and myself) which was led by Bill Marianes of Stewardship Calling. In the next few months we will be talking more about this work and asking many of you to join us as we complete various action items. Please take a moment to few some presentations: http://stewardshipcalling.com/ukrainian-orthodox-church-usa-strategic-plan/.

· UOC of USA 2016 Calendar Resource books available in the office this weekend.

· Please join the SOCKathon collection organized by the Symonenko & Powers family in memory of Halina Symonenko. They are collecting warm socks for men and energy bars that they will be distributed at Thanksgiving Day distributions. DEADLINE: November 22.

· Sunday, December 13 our choir has been invited to join other Orthodox choirs to perform traditional carols. The concert will be held at Saints Constantine & Helen Address: 36375 Joy Rd, Westland, MI 48185. Please join us and support our choir! Time to be announced, but it will be held around 6:00 p.m.

Community Calendar:
· Detroit Area observance of the 1932-33 Holodomor (Famine) in Ukraine will be held on Sunday, November 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Warren. Program: Screening of Serhiy Bukovsky's film "The Living."
· Запрошення на перегляд фільму Сергія Буковського «Живі» в неділю, 22 листопада 2015 р. о 1:30 п.п. в УКЦентрі в місті Воррен.

Hope to see you this weekend

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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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Friday , November 27, 2015
(Julian calendar:
Friday , November 14, 2015)

Apostle Philip
Holy and All-praised Apostle Philip (1st c.).
St. Justinian the Emperor of Byzantium (565) and his wife St. Theodora (548).
St. Gregory Palamas, archbishop of Thessalonica (1360).

Matins: Jn. 21:15-25
Apostle: 1Tim. 4:4-8, 16
Gospel: Luk. 16:15-18–17:1-4

To Apostle:
Apostle: 1Cor. 4:9-16
Gospel: Jn. 1:43-51

Last day before Nativity Fast

Friday , November 27, 2015
(Julian calendar:
Friday , November 14, 2015)

Matins: Jn. 21:15-25

Jn. 1:43-51
43 On the morrow he was minded to go forth into Galilee, and he findeth Philip: and Jesus saith unto him, Follow me.
44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.
45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
49 Nathanael answered him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art King of Israel.
50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee underneath the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.
51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.