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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

Saturday, December 31
School vacation
5:00 p.m. Vespers
Confession

Sunday, JANUARY 1, 2017 New Year / Новий світський 2017 рік!
9:30 a.m. Confession
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Monday, January 2 @ 7:00 p.m. – Choir rehearsal in school classroom

parish Events / information

TICKETS / SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 – DEADLINE to order your tickets for Sviat Vechir through Vera Murha (734) 953-0305 or Wara Siryj (586) 751-4805. TICKET prices: АDULTS-ДОРОСЛІ - $25.00 and CHILDREN-ДІТИ (7-15 yrs.) $15.00

UOC of USA – 2017 Calendar Journal available for $25 in the office and in the hall. New prayer books available as well.

PARISH BULLETIN – We are still taking your Nativity / New Year greetings to cover the cost of publishing this special bulletin. Please let me know if you'd like to place a greeting via email or by phone.

SVIAT VECHIR PREPARATIONS – Some of you have asked about helping this week. TUESDAY, JAN. 3 – FRIDAY, JAN. 6 – Preparations by the Sisterhood and other volunteers for Sviat Vechir / Let Barb Kowalenko know when you'd like to volunteer with the food prep and other tasks.

Tuesday, January 3 / Prep for cabbage rolls and veggies for borscht

Wednesday, January 4 / Borscht, kutia, rice, clean fish

Thursday, January 5 / Cabbage rolls rolled, fry fish, make sauce

Friday, January 6 / Final cooking and putting out fish, kutia, etc. on tables.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6 – SVIAT VECHIR

6:00 p.m. НАВЕЧІР'Я РІЗДВА ХРИСТОВОГО Christmas Eve VESPERS

7:30 p.m. СПІЛЬНА СВЯТА ВЕЧЕРЯ / TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS EVE SUPPER

Following dinner we need a firm commitment from volunteers to help with the cleanup. Please let me know by email / phone 248 252 8184.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 – RIZDVO

10:00 A.M. Divine Liturgy

Followed by our annual POTLUCK (Ruslana Zahajko is coordinating this luncheon)

Please call me with any questions or with your Nativity greetings!

A blessed New 2017 Year to you all!

Olia

 
  • Coming Events
  • 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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  Church Calendar

  • Saints of the Day
  • Readings
Thursday , January 19, 2017
(Julian calendar:
Thursday , January 6, 2017)

The Holy Theophany
THE HOLY THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD, GOD, AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.
BAPTISM OF THE LORD.


Matins: Mrk. 1:9-11
Apostle: Jam. 1:19-27
Gospel: Mrk. 10:17-27

To the Theophany:
Apostle: Tit. 2:11-14–3:4-7
Gospel: Mat. 3:13-17

Blessing of Holy Water - Apostle: 1Cor. 10:1-4 Gospel: Mk. 1:9-11

Thursday , January 19, 2017
(Julian calendar:
Thursday , January 6, 2017)

Matins: Mrk. 1:9-11

Mat. 3:13-17
13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
14 But John would have hindered him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
15 But Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer [it] now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffereth him.
16 And Jesus when he was baptized, went up straightway from the water: and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him;
17 and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

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