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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!

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Slava Isusu Christu! 
Слава Ісусу Христу!

Every Friday, Kolomejka Dance group rehearsals from 6:30-10:00 p.m.

Every Monday, 7:00 p.m. -Weekly choir practice / Репетиції хору

Sunday, March 25th Annual Parish Meeting – please take care of any outstanding membership dues for 2017

Thank you to all the volunteers who worked to make over 1000 varenyky on February 28-March 1: Ludmila Adler, Oksana Heba, Georgia Kereluik, Barb Kowalenko, Christina Legunyak, Olga Liskiwskyi, Sonya Petrusha, Olympia Protsko, Valentyna Shevzoff, Wara Siryj, Nina Starostenko, Natalia VanHoef, Irene Wasylenko, Tanya Wowk, and Ruslana Zahajko.

Saturday, March 3
9:00 a.m. Moleben – school (Шкільний молебень)

9:30 a.m. Confessions / Сповідь

10:00 a.m. Memorial Saturday (Поминальна субота)

5:00 p.m. Vespers

Sunday, March 4
Неділя 2-га Великого посту – Свт. Григорія Палами
2nd Sunday of Great Lent – St. Gregory Palamas
9:30 a.m. Confessions / Сповідь

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Св. Літургія)

Luncheon / Обід – Sisterhood St. Olga

2:00 p.m. Свято Шевченка - «Шевченко у Вашингтоні» Український Культурний Центр.
У програмі беруть участь учні школи ім. Лесі Українки, ансамбль «БРЕВІС» та молоді таланти Детройту

Wednesday, March 7
Літургія Ранішосвячених Дарів
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is an evening service. It is the solemn Lenten Vespers with the administration of Holy Communion added to it. There is no consecration of the eucharistic gifts at the presanctified liturgy. Holy Communion is given from the eucharistic gifts sanctified on the previous Sunday at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy hence its name of "presanctified."
6:00 p.m. Confessions (no eating from 12:00 Noon)

6:30 p.m. Liturgy begins

Saturday, March 10
9:00 a.m. Moleben – school (Шкільний молебень)

9:30 a.m. Confessions / Сповідь

10:00 a.m. Memorial Saturday (Поминальна субота)

2:00 p.m. Baptism / Хрестини - Danilo Bilynskyj

5:00 p.m. Vespers

Sunday, March 11 –

FIRST COMMUNION CLASSES – contact Elizabeth Symonenko
POTLUCK – BRING YOUR LENTEN FAVORITE

Saturday, March 17 - Pysanka...

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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

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Sunday , May 27, 2018
(Julian calendar:
Sunday , May 14, 2018)

Martyr Isidore

Eighth Sunday of Pascha .  Tone 7


PENTECOST – TRINITY SUNDAY.

Martyr Isidore of Chios (251).
Martyr Maximus, under Decius (250).
Ven. Serapion the Sindonite, monk, of Egypt (542).
Ven. Nicetas recluse of the Kyiv Caves (1109).
St. Leontius, patriarch of Jerusalem (1175).


Matins: Jn. 20:19-23
Apostle: Act. 2:1-11
Gospel: Jn. 7:37-52–8:12

Sunday , May 27, 2018
(Julian calendar:
Sunday , May 14, 2018)

Matins: Jn. 20:19-23

Jn. 7:37-52–8:12
37 Now on the last day, the great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink.
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, from within him shall flow rivers of living water.
39 But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believed on him were to receive: for the Spirit was not yet [given]; because Jesus was not yet glorified.
40 [Some] of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, This is of a truth the prophet.
41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, What, doth the Christ come out of Galilee?
42 Hath not the scripture said that the Christ cometh of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?
43 So there arose a division in the multitude because of him.
44 And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.
45 The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why did ye not bring him?
46 The officers answered, Never man so spake.
47 The Pharisees therefore answered them, Are ye also led astray?
48 Hath any of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?
49 But this multitude that knoweth not the law are accursed.
50 Nicodemus saith unto them (he that came to him before, being one of them),
51 Doth our law judge a man, except it first hear from himself and know what he doeth?
52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and see that out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

Chapter: 8

1 but Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
3 And the scribes and the Pharisees bring a woman taken in adultery; and having set her in the midst,
4 they say unto him, Teacher, this woman hath been taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such: what then sayest thou of her?
6 And this they said, trying him, that they might have [whereof] to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.
7 But when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8 And again he stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.
9 And they, when they heard it, went out one by one, beginning from the eldest, [even] unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the midst.
10 And Jesus lifted up himself, and said unto her, Woman, where are they? did no man condemn thee?
11 And she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said, Neither do I condemn thee: go thy way; from henceforth sin no more.
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.

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