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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. 

WE GLADLY WELCOME YOU
TO OUR CHURCH!

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.
Parkview
10:30 a.m.
Grand Lawn
12:00 Noon
White Chapel
1:30 p.m.
Woodlawn
2:00 p.m.
Evergreen

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
Woodlawn
1:30 p.m.
Evergreen

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
MAY 21 - 10AM - DIBROVA CLEANUP & UCARE 5k Run
MAY 28 – Dibrova OPENING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

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  • Services
SUNDAYS

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

SATURDAYS

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

CHURCH HOLIDAYS

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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  • Saints of the Day
  • Readings
Thursday , May 26, 2016
(Julian calendar:
Thursday , May 13, 2016)

St. Martyr Iryna
Virgin-martyr Glyceria at Heraclea (ca. 177) and with her Martyr Laodicius, jailer of St. Glyceria.
Martyr Alexander of Rome (298).
St. Pausicacius, bishop of Synnada (606).
St. George the Confessor of Constantinople, with his wife and children (ca. 842).
Translation of the relics of St. Wonderworker Macarius, archimandrite of Pinsk and Kaniv (1688).


Apostle: Act. 10:34-43
Gospel: Jn. 8:12-20

Thursday , May 26, 2016
(Julian calendar:
Thursday , May 13, 2016)

Jn. 8:12-20
12 Again therefore Jesus spake unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.
13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest witness of thyself; thy witness is not true.
14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Even if I bear witness of myself, my witness is true; for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye know not whence I come, or whither I go.
15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
16 Yea and if I judge, my judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
17 Yea and in your law it is written, that the witness of two men is true.
18 I am he that beareth witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
19 They said therefore unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye know neither me, nor my Father: if ye knew me, ye would know my Father also.
20 These words spake he in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man took him; because his hour was not yet come.

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