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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Sunday , March 26, 2017
(Julian calendar:
Sunday , March 13, 2017)

Прп. Іоан Ліствичник Свт. Никифор, патр. Константинопольський

4th Sunday of the Great Lent  Tone 7

Venerable John Listvychnyk (movable holiday on the 4th Sunday of the Great Lent).

Translation of the relics (846) of St. Nicephorus the Confessor, patriarch of Constantinople (829).
Martyr Sabinus (Abibus) of Egypt (303).
Martyrs Africanus, Publius, and Terence of Carthage (3rd c.).
Martyr Alexander of Macedonia (305).
Martyr Christina of Persia (4th c.).
Venerable Aninas the Presbyter of the Euphrates.

Matins Gospel (7): John 20:1-10
Apostle: Heb. 6:13-20
Gospel: Mrk. 9:17-31
To Venerable - Apostle: Eph. 5:9-19
Gospel: Mt. 4:25 - 5:12

Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

Sunday , March 26, 2017
(Julian calendar:
Sunday , March 13, 2017)

Mrk. 9:17-31
17 And one of the multitude answered him, Teacher, I brought unto thee my son, who hath a dumb spirit;
18 and wheresoever it taketh him, it dasheth him down: and he foameth, and grindeth his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast it out; and they were not able.
19 And he answereth them and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him unto me.
20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him grievously; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
21 And he asked his father, How long time is it since this hath come unto him? And he said, From a child.
22 And oft-times it hath cast him both into the fire and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.
23 And Jesus said unto him, If thou canst! All things are possible to him that believeth.
24 Straightway the father of the child cried out, and said, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
25 And when Jesus saw that a multitude came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I command thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
26 And having cried out, and torn him much, he came out: and [the boy] became as one dead; insomuch that the more part said, He is dead.
27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and raised him up; and he arose.
28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, [How is it] that we could not cast it out?
29 And he said unto them, This kind can come out by nothing, save by prayer.
30 And they went forth from thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it.
31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered up into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and when he is killed, after three days he shall rise again.