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

Slava Isusu Christu! 
Слава Ісусу Христу!

Starting Friday, February 24:
Remember that the film "Bitter Harvest" (Holodomor - genocidal famine of 1932-33 in Ukraine) is playing tomorrow in several theaters
in metro Detroit.
MJRtheatres.com at the Sterling Heights and Troy locations
Detroit Free Press review:

Reminder: Great Lent begins Monday, February 27
Saturday, February 25th
9:00 a.m. School moleben
3:30 p.m. Christening – Matthew Zazulya
5:00 p.m. Vespers

Sunday, February 26th
Cheesefare Sunday
Неділя Сиропусна. Голос 3
Заговини на Великий піст.
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy / Свята Літургія
· Following Divine Liturgy -We will be covering the cloths in Church with the Lenten cloths – we need volunteers to help with covering the icon cloths.

Ukrainian National Women's League – Branch 76 will be selling sweets and coffee following Divine Liturgy as a fundraiser to benefit families of soldiers in Ukraine, specifically, those who have lost their husbands and fathers in the ATO action in Eastern Ukraine. Many of the members of this branch belong to our parish family. Please support them in this fundraiser.
Monday, February 27th and Tuesday, February 28th
6:30 p.m.
Початок Великого Посту. Великий канон Св.Андрія Крітського
Beginning of Great Lent: Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

7:15 p.m. Weekly Choir practice on Monday

Wednesday, March 1st
6:30 p.m.
Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gift / Fasting to receive Holy Communion begins at Noon on this day
Літургія Ранішосвячених Дарів.
On February 5th & 12th we collected $500 towards the St. Andrew Society's Soup Kitchen program, we sent the monies to the Ukrainian Orthodox League who will combine donations from various parishes and present the donation to the St. Andrew's Society.
Thursday, MARCH 2 at 9:00 a.m.
Varenyky Making – St. Olha Sisterhood will be making varenyky for Lent on this day. Please contact Barb Kowalenko if you are available to help.

Sunday, MARCH 12 – Shevchenko Program at the Ukrainian Cultural Center / Warren
The pupils of Lesia Ukrainka School will be performing along with Ridna Shkola.

Sunday, MARCH 19 – The Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus and Canada's Ukrainian Shumka Dancers are...

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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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  • Saints of the Day
  • Readings
Monday , February 27, 2017
(Julian calendar:
Monday , February 14, 2017)

Stt. Methodius and Cyril

1st Week of the Great Lent.

St. Auxentius, monk of Bithynia (470).
St. Maron, hermit of Syria (423).
St. Abraham, bishop of Charres in Mesopotamia (ca. 423).
St. Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, teacher of the Slavs (869).
St. Isaac, recluse of the Kyiv Caves (1090).
12 Greek Master-Builders of the Dormition Cathedral in the Lavra of the Kyivan Caves (11th C).
Translation of the relics of Prince-martyr Michael and his counselor, St. Theodore of Chernihiv (1578).

6th hour: Is. 1:1-20
Vespers: Gen. 1:1-13; Prov. 1:1-20

Canon of St. Andrew of Crete; The beginning of the Great Lent

Monday , February 27, 2017
(Julian calendar:
Monday , February 14, 2017)

Gen. 1:1-13; Prov. 1:1-20
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, [and] fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after their kind: and God saw that it was good.
13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.